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El Centro

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
+1 646-763-6585
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (39 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (35 reviews)
“guacamole” (39 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
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Reviewed yesterday

Four of us had brunch here before heading out to other activities. Food was amazing and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Bloody Mary was a kicker! Woke me right up. Potions were generous, apparently, since none of us could finish everything. If you...More

Thank RangerDanS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous burritos and fajitas. The margarita was amazing as well. Very much recommended! Very nice service too. We'll be back for sure :)

Thank Marta B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 10 minute wait for table of 4 at 8:30 on a Tuesday. The hostess was hating life and so rude; she practically threw our menus at us once we were seated, the cutlery wasn't set properly, only one of us had both...More

Thank Travelling_Ks2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this by chance after a lady walking her dog near times square told us to try 9th ave for dinner. Nestled away from the tourist areas we found this quaint little mexican. Tasty tacos and quesadillas. Nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. Ended up...More

1  Thank Martin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very loud corner spot with a very tasty menu. A nice selection of tacos and drink specials. Service was great even though the place was busy.

Thank E W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the vibrant colour and tastes from my tacos! Great selection of cocktails. Excellent service, and nearly all eye-candies.

Thank TravelPEAK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff, friendly and so very accommodating. The location, spot on. The atmosphere, the perfect balance of relaxed and vibrant. Then there was the food!!! Finding great quality gluten free food is not easy, especially when travelling, but everything we ordered was delicious!! THE best...More

Thank LauraBeeLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a lunch on the way to a matinee. The interior was the first impression. It's a bit 80ies plastic... But we read the reviews so we did not hesitate to enter. Had some great Tacos, amazing guacamole and a sweet and cold frozen margarita....More

Thank Niklas S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed nearby for a week. Never tried Mexican before and decided to give this restaurant a go. We had chilaquiles (with medium rare beef or chicken) yesterday and the same thing today. This must be one of the best dishes we ever had and...More

Thank live2see
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We went for a lovely dinner here and the food was great. You get extremely large portions and just the little touches of free chips and salsa make it an inviting place. We had the vegetable enchilada and a chicken dish and both were lovely....More

Thank holidayer186338
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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Zak W
3 April 2018|
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Response from AdvisingTripperNYC | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do. They do have jars but as far as endless I don't think they do.
Anders N
13 July 2016|
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Response from JLL2004 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-763-6585
  • E-mail
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!
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