El Mitote

El Mitote

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Lincoln Square, New York
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    Kathy M.
    "Happy Hour until 7pm! Includes frozen margaritas, sangria, and beers"(6 Tips)
    Sakshi K.
    "Get the esquites (it has a kick to it) and Al Pastor tacos"(3 Tips)
    Elliot W.
    "Authentic mexican, try the tortas but everything looked good."(9 Tips)
    Micah C.
    "Very good al pastor, albeit pricey ($4.50+ per taco)"(35 Tips)
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  • Nicoleheart icon on user image
    NicoleJuly 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi is the phone number: 2128742929. I always get the chorizo tacos, pepito sandwich, and churros. Never been disappointed.
  • Elliot W.heart icon on user image
    Elliot WehnerJanuary 3, 2015
    Authentic mexican, try the tortas but everything looked good. If you are a little hungover, nothing better than a michelada (the one here is great!)
  • Sean S.heart icon on user image
    Sean SmithSeptember 24, 2017
    Great cocktails and love the tortas. The place looks busy but not too crowded. Small outdoor space for those sunny days.
  • Cesar R.heart icon on user image
    Cesar RazuriFebruary 23
    Been here 50+ times
    Quality food, quick service, strong drinks. It's the trifecta you're looking for in a traditional Mexican restaurant in the UWS. The staff are amazing too!
    Upvoted Apr 19
  • Hunter T.heart icon on user image
    Hunter ThomasApril 2, 2015
    Easy, casual spot with well portioned servings and good value. Sandwiches are an interesting take on traditional Mexican offerings and worth trying.
  • DMheart icon on user image
    DMAugust 7, 2014
    Nice place in Upper West side. Lovely view from the restaurant. Tasty food, but a bit cold inside. And waitress had some problems with recognizing english, what was a surprise for me.
  • Allie C.
    Allie CarieriAugust 7, 2014
    Some of the best tacos I've had uptown. They're 3 for ~$7 and great for getting a few different orders and sharing. Chicken taco is delicious. Guacamole is awesome.
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CDecember 8, 2015
    They have an amazing michelada! More on the traditional side. The food was also delicious! Surprised to find this gem in the upper west side.
  • Joshua M.heart icon on user image
    Joshua MartensApril 13, 2013
    Coming from California it's hard to find good Mexican food in NYC. This place is good and authentic. If you feel like Mexican go here. It's more of a day time spot than night.
  • Lauren
    LaurenMay 26, 2013
    M-Star says it's the best guac in Manhattan. LaurLaur loved the lime agua fresca. Solid & reasonably priced meal.
  • Nitzan B.heart icon on user image
    Nitzan BJanuary 28, 2017
    So cute!! And they have happy hour between 7-9pm!! Everything was delicious and everyone were real nice
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaAugust 21, 2020
    Good amount of outdoor seating. Food was excellent
  • Felipe L.
    Felipe LopezMarch 26, 2013
    The quesadillas are the best I have found in Manhattan! Fresh corn meal, perfect spicy sauces and beautiful space! Artsy it's a word for this place.
  • Christina L.heart icon on user image
    Christina LouiseJuly 12, 2022
    Very quick service. The queso quesadilla dish came with three quesadillas and the tomato and onion salsa.
  • Howardheart icon on user image
    HowardSeptember 22, 2020
    Just great Mexican food. Eat outside or take out. Favorite is garlic shrimp burrito and guacamole
  • Sara S.
    Sara StatesMay 24, 2013
    This is not a place I would usually choose to eat at on the uws. BUT, I've been hooked ever since my first meal here. The food is so flavorful. Love it!
  • Sakshi K.heart icon on user image
    Get the esquites (it has a kick to it) and Al Pastor tacos
    Upvoted Apr 19
  • Melanie D.heart icon on user image
    Melanie DudekJune 3, 2015
    Pretty good inexpensive food! I had the chorizo torta and my boyfriend had the steak quesadillas, we loved it!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MorganSeptember 22, 2013
    Folks from Cafes Frida and Ronda have a hit here. Great Pozole, moleitas, tortas and tacos. Nice addition to neighborhood.
  • David D.heart icon on user image
    David DriscollSeptember 4, 2022
    Uninspired but large tacos. Steak tacos stood out, carnitas and fish less strong.
    Upvoted Apr 19
  • America U.
    America UribeDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Torta Ahogada with carnitas (pork) is almost as delicious as an original from Guadalajara!!! Don't miss the 3 leches cake!!!
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WilliamsJuly 29, 2013
    I had a wild mushroom sandwich without the three cheeses (vegan) and it was quite bland. So I asked for picked jalapeños and I added the complementary seasoning. Turned out quite good!
  • Sofia R.heart icon on user image
    Sofia RodriguezMay 31, 2016
    Taco truck style Mexican food. With authentic dishes and no frills deliciousness. Also happy hour on Saturday
  • Cristina
    CristinaSeptember 1, 2014
    Margaritas are strong and good! Cool latin music and great service! Ajua
  • Joanna F.heart icon on user image
    Joanna FlammOctober 20, 2017
    Surprisingly great burrito! Don't miss the sauce they serve with it, so addicting.
  • Brandonheart icon on user image
    BrandonFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Simple, authentic, Mexican. Cheaper and better than Cafe Frida. Tacos are money. Churros were good as well.
  • Erica C.heart icon on user image
    Erica ChangJuly 1, 2017
    They have pastor tacos, pazole, and elote (corn) I feel like I'm back in California :)
  • Rose T.heart icon on user image
    Rose TabladaAugust 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place. They have amazing margaritas and food. We come here a lot.
  • Aaron P.heart icon on user image
    Aaron ProffOctober 15, 2018
    Both the chorizo tacos and quesadillas were awesome. Sangria was good as well
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy ShatanMarch 14, 2014
    Fast, fresh & fully flavored. What more could you want?
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConleyDecember 21, 2014
    Super tasty steak tacos, guacamole and esquites. Casual, quick, and fresh!
  • Eve A.heart icon on user image
    Eve AdamsJuly 19, 2015
    It's 90 degrees out and their Chipotle shrimp tacos and ice cold Modelo Especial really hit the spot!!!
  • Nathan G.heart icon on user image
    Nathan GammieSeptember 9, 2014
    Good beer selection and guac is super tasty. Tacos are really fresh, too!
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinAugust 22, 2016
    guy told me the special was quesadillas but got served enchiladas instead. Ate it since I was too hungry to argue, it was ok, a bit spicy for me. Not sure I would go back.
  • Delphineheart icon on user image
    DelphineJanuary 18, 2014
    Amazing atmosphere, authentic Mexican taste: guac, tacos, tostadas and quesadillas are really good and cheap!
  • Libran L.
    Libran LibranJune 27, 2019
    Happy hour 4-7 or after 9 for late happy hour delish tequilas
  • María T.heart icon on user image
    María Troncoso GibbsJanuary 1, 2015
    I love Mexican and this joint was amazing. Try the agua fresca!
  • Daveheart icon on user image
    DaveFebruary 1, 2015
    Everything is great, one of few cheaper eats in the neighborhood these days.
  • Howardheart icon on user image
    HowardSeptember 18, 2020
    Always get the garlic shrimp@burrito with extra hot sauce
  • Micah C.heart icon on user image
    Micah ChilesAugust 7, 2018
    Very good al pastor, albeit pricey ($4.50+ per taco)
  • Matt P.heart icon on user image
    Matt PaitonNovember 5, 2014
    Slightly quirky, cheap and fast service. Perfect Mexican lunch spot.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BFebruary 16, 2014
    Great margaritas, yummy food, friendly staff. What's not to like?
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MatthiesenDecember 8, 2017
    Happy Hour until 7pm! Includes frozen margaritas, sangria, and beers
  • Kailee C.
    Kailee CrawfordJuly 17, 2013
    The tacos here are great! The lamb and shrimp are my favorite.
  • Valerie P.
    Valerie PetrovAugust 9, 2014
    Loved the open sandwich with the wild mushrooms and cheese.
  • Maral T.
    Maral TatarFebruary 9, 2014
    Workers are so nice .. place is so nice.. foods are delicious and'Andres is the best'! 😘
  • Amie W.
    Amie WooJune 16, 2015
    Do NOT get the corn (equites)! It is canned corn that has sour cotija cheese and mayo on it. Not even real corn on the cob!
  • Ingeborg B.
    Ingeborg BaardmanOctober 30, 2014
    Yammie fresh guacamole and for 8 bucks very reasonable priced!
  • Jack H.heart icon on user image
    Jack HackneyJuly 3, 2017
    Excellent Tortas and Mojitos! Friendly service.
  • Ashley G.heart icon on user image
    Ashley GammieSeptember 9, 2014
    Excellent quesadillas! They come out like mini tacos. Yum.
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