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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
“chilaquiles” (36 reviews)
“nachos” (47 reviews)
“burrito” (39 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
Mexican, Central American, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great reviews left us expecting great things! We were not disappointed... everything was excellent! Super friendly servers, great, imaginative meals in a cool, comfortable atmosphere! BUT...the absolute highlight of our visit was the fried plantains - just like we used to get them years ago...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The first thing was great smell of nachos and some fresh avocado when we walked in on Monday night. The place was crowded (I guess it says a lot of one in a million places) but the service very professional and pleasant and we got...More

Thank Martins D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We sat on the sidewalk patio for a late dinner. Both the inside and the patio were hopping! We found an empty table near the door. I ordered the Roasted Chicken Empanadas with a side of rice and beans. My friend ordered the steak tamales...More

Thank hkay_h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, food is amazing - suggest the trio of tacos. Cocktails are good too! Very reasonable price for a meal and drinks of such quality. Will definitely visit again when next in NYC.

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a genuine and original Mexican meal , you have found it. Delicious food, noisy at it should be and very friendly service. Absolutely recommended!!

Thank Shanij60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely tasty food the best service and beautiful art that make your staying amazing Must to go to people who like mexican food

Thank nir g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I googled places to eat good Mexican food, and although not on every list, El centro came up on a few. Went there in a Saturday night and although surrounded by a few other Mexican restaurants. There was she of people willing to wait that...More

Thank Thai06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely in love with their interior decorations, couldn't figure whether those were designed with aluminium tins or some other materials. We had some really good braised beef tacos and shrimp enchiladas! Tortilla chips and salsa are complimentary. Very dim lighting, great ambience! Great food at...More

Thank Chloe L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Mexican food I have had and I go to Cabo San Lucas every year. Great food at a great price. You must eat here

Thank wildmanBil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That is, if you like simple, straightforward Mexican food with an animated Mexico/New York ambience. Delicious food. Convenient to MOMA

Thank HIL0410
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Anders N
13 July 2016|
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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