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“Good Tex Mex”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #125 of 14,913 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description: El Centro truly lives up to its name as the center of Hell's Kitchen's colorful community, where local talent, and theatre and film celebrities meet regularly to unwind and enjoy authentic Mexican fare in a relaxed and festive environment. Having opened in May of 2006, El Centro recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary - and the family at El Centro continues to strive to please our diverse and loyal patrons by serving delicious and affordable high-quality food & beverages that receive the highest ratings and recommendations. Come and make yourself at home in our warm and welcoming environment of festive Milagros (miracles), Corona-bottle chandeliers and bottle-top tables. And enjoy our acclaimed chilaquiles, sizzling fajitas, and imaginative trio of tacos, while you sip on fresh fruit sangria or mouth-watering margaritas or mojitos, frozen or on the rocks, crafted with the fresh squeezed limes and quality tequila!
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite tonight. Place was packed but we were seated within 20 minutes.

Very friendly staff. Margs were made with fresh juices...a little tart but good. Chips and salsa was yummy! The salsa was perfectly seasoned! My husband had the steak fajitas and I had cheese enchiladas. Both portions were huge. Neither of us could finish our meals.

Good find in Hells Kitchen area.

Thank Tee-gal
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar, had a great meal and drinks, service is excellent and matches the food. Staff is friendly and attentive, and the food is fresh and flavorful. Nice atmosphere, and the crowd was a good mix of couples/dates and families. Not a big place, but even when crowded the noise level wasn’t bad. I would highly recommend if you’re in the mood for Mexican food.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped in here one night while exploring Hell's Kitchen, and we're certainly glad we did. I wouldn't call it an authentic Mexican place by any stretch of the imagination, but the food was really good. The inside is pretty small - I found that out while weaving through to get to the bathroom. Luckily, we snagged a table out on the sidewalk and had more than enough room.

Friendly service and good food made for a good experience. There's so many restaurants in the area that it's hard to say for sure how this one stacks up, but next time we're around and craving Mexican this place will definitely be on our list.

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Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The beef quesadilla was the best I ever had. Very good overall as well, good service. The only con was that there was no table booking so we had to wait about 20 minutes in the bar to get a table. But still a 5.

Thank Erik M
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

The staff is great and the restaurant is very authentic. Home made salsa (ask for the hot salsa great flavor with a big kick) definitely worth a try in hell's kitchen area.

Thank ehgerig
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