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El Original

$$ - $$$Mexican,
73510th Ave, At 50th Street, New York City, NY 10019-7103
+1 917-382-5512
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“chimichanga” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
73510th Ave, At 50th Street, New York City, NY 10019-7103
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are from the Houston, Tx area and are in need of your mexican food fix, try this place. The chile con caso is great. Chicken casadia and cheese enchiladas were also the real thing. Nachos were also just like home. If your tired...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside, which was nice. Tables were a bit shaky though. Nachos were ok but small portion. Food was ok but pricey for Mexican.

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Arrived at Skyline, decided to eat at adjacent tex mex eatery. On entering saw place was nearly empty. Waitress asked if we wanted to sit, but seemed really disinterested. Led us to table, no explanations of menus offered. Choice wasn't the best , food ok,...More

Thank Carolyne W
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

An oasis in the cold. As not much at this end of 10th ave. Lovely spacious Mexican. Food is great and service very friendly.

Thank fifimar
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Excellent room service while staying at the Skyline Hotel. Super convenient and yummy margaritas with authentic Tex Mex flair.

Thank Angel C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

As I pulled open the entry door which has large metal handles extending the length of the door the interior handle dislodged at the top and swung out. I stuck my hand out and missed being clobbered by about two inches. What the heck? Did...More

Thank b d
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Being from the South, I really tried to keep an open mind and hoped for the best. After all, the reviews really made it sound like this is some of the best Tex Mex around. I started by ordering a Shiner Bock, and the waiter...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We were in NYC on a very cold day visiting from Kansas. Walking around we found El Originale and went in and were welcomed by an employee and warmth. The employee told us of good pizza joints in the city and had a great conversation...More

Thank toolgal2
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were 5 Brits staying at the adjoining Skyline Hotel - it's not the hotel's restaurant, just leased, I believe. Anyway, very handy, and we had breakfast here on 3 mornings. Sometimes the service was excellent - cheerful and quick - sometimes poor - slow...More

Thank 300andrew
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Nice large open bar with relatively quick service. Funny how when you want a margarita and guac - you want it now and now cannot come soon enough. Good solid guacamole. Lots of space between tables so in case you get a little wild.

Thank Stylelust
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73510th Ave, At 50th Street, New York City, NY 10019-7103
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 917-382-5512
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