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El Maguey y La Tuna

321 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1138
+1 212-473-3919
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 Jan 2017
“Great Family Run Mexican”
22 Aug 2016
“Delicious authentic Mexican experience!”
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
321 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1138
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great family run Mexican restaurant. The family were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. Portion sizes are large so the food is good value for money. There is nothing fancy about this restaurant but the food and service make...More

Thank Michellef
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The setting of this casual Mexican spot makes you feel as if you are in Mexico! It's also got delicious entrées (especially the mole!) and fresh yummy burritos, quesadillas,etc. Great cocktails and Mexican beers too. A great weeknight place. Also great for families.

Thank gerritully
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We were visiting my daughter in NYC and wanted to find a fairly inexpensive place in the Lower East Side to take 5 people to dinner. Well, we found it. It had gotten good reviews on TripAdvisor so we decided to try it. It is...More

Thank oaklanding10
Reviewed 15 August 2015

All I can say is that this place is just amazing... The food is so authentic to Mexico and the staff is just fabulous. I love the mexican moles they offer.

Thank Irma A
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We came here in March 2012 when we were holidaying in NYC. It was our favourite restaurant of the trip so we had to come back when we came to NYC again this year. The place hasn't changed. Moles are amazing and better than any...More

Thank kiwi_sparkles
Reviewed 7 August 2013

we have been coming here for quite a few years and have always enjoyed it. do not come here expecting a normal restaurant you are basically going to someones former house with miss matched tables and chairs but great old school cooked food. this year...More

Thank iheartnyc1982
Reviewed 1 July 2012

We were staying in Soho and I researched the surrounding area for places to eat. We wanted to make sure we visited a "good" Mexican restaurant while we were there, and I found El Maguey y La Tuna on Trip Advisor. Let me assure you...More

Thank kiwi_sparkles
Reviewed 21 February 2012

The food and margaritas were good - our server was very nice too. But from the reviews I expecting more than white linoleum floors, mis matched diner tables lined up in rows - zero atmosphere. If you are just looking for mexican food you should...More

Thank scojen1111
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Very quaint restaurant, a bit cozy and a bit romantic. The owner is a very sweet woman who seems to appreciate her guests and tries to learn more about them, where we're from and what it is like for her to live there. We ordered...More

Thank sonicachic311
Reviewed 23 October 2011

This is my favourite of the restaurants we visited on our recent trip to New York. It's unassuming, welcoming and delicious. Our waiter was friendly and suggested which molés would best accompany our enchiladas and fajitas. After the meal (and several frozen margaritas) the owner,...More

1  Thank taamlyn
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 E Houston St, New York City, NY 10002-1138
    (Attorney St.)
  • Public Transportation: Essex St (J, M, Z) Delancey St (F) 2 Av (F)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-473-3919
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