Arriba Arriba

Arriba Arriba

Mexican Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Mike N.
    "Mama margarita is the way to go, or you're missing out big time"(6 Tips)
    Paul M.
    "Get the Mango Margarita..."(9 Tips)
    Scott H.
    "Gotta go with a La Mama on the rocks!!!"(3 Tips)
    Wilson Z.
    "This enchiladas suizas is delicious"(4 Tips)
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  • Ira B.
    Ira BlossomApril 21, 2015
    Some of the best wait service I've ever experienced anywhere. Very good dishes and on Mondays $5 margaritas all night. If you're not going here I really question your decisions.
  • Cadiea S.
    Cadiea SchusterJanuary 5, 2014
    Went here on my first date and the ambiance with the dimly lit tables and the tantalizing menu made it the perfect place to relax and talk! Haven't been back since, but I'm dying to go back soon! :)
  • Bee
    BeeAugust 8, 2014
    Go in for the lunch specials and complimentary baby margarita - stay for the party atmosphere! Don't be tricked into ordering the guac as a starter though - a teeeny bowl is $8!
  • Tobias S.
    Tobias SalingerSeptember 7, 2012
    Love the $5 margaritas. Bartenders are quick and attentive and chips and salsa are muy bueno! Wrong part of town for good Mexican food tho. I could eat it happily but it ain't the real thing.
  • Byrne H.
    Byrne HobartMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Surprisingly fresh salsa and a chef who really loves shrimp-based dishes. Also the art theme is "Stalinist Propaganda Meets Poster Advertising a Nightclub"
  • Shannon H.
    $13.95 breakfast cocktail, entree and coffee for weekend brunch! Can't beat that! Get the margarita though for the biggest kick (Bloody Mary wasn't great).
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CapeMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chimichanga is ridiculously decadent, but the REAL culinary orgasm can be found in pork Enchiladas Suizas. That salsa verde - alone - is worthy of a round two or three. Again and again. #holyshit
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnAugust 26, 2016
    The chips and salsa are great. The quesadillas are great. But the banana margarita is unbelievable!!!
  • Victoria W.
    I like the place and the food but we had brought a cake because it was a birthday of a friend and the wanted to charge us for every piece of cake we cut. Not so cool 💁🏼
  • Joel
    JoelAugust 9, 2014
    The tacos are yummy and if you ask nicely you can get one a-la-carte. Also be sure to peep the bestiality mural on the north wall.
  • Simon S.
    Surprisingly authentic with a Tex-Mex twist, can't fault the food. It's super loud and dark though, so go if you like that sort of thing. Tables are too tight though, they really squeeze you in!
  • Annie O.
    Annie OemichenFebruary 11, 2016
    Its a LOT of food, definitely can share. Enchiladas are ok, tostadas are great! Margaritas come in regular and large, no pitchers. Do the guac
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MarreroSeptember 5, 2011
    Hell's Kitchen Hot spot. Busy most nights. Diverse crowd, LGBT, overhead music, and great frozen drinks. Try the chorizo, and guacamole for appetizers. You won't be disappointed.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HarrellApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My absolute favorite restaurant in NYC. The restaurant at 51st and 9th is where I always go. Be sure to get the red sangria...so so delicious!
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChenMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect place to eat at after you leave your coat in the car traveling from NJ and Long Island. I like to make it even better by brining three screaming girls.
  • andi B.
    andi BassNovember 10, 2011
    As a Texan who is pretty picky when it comes to Mexican I must say this ranks in top 5 in NYC. Great margaritas, real salsa (!!!) and tasty fajitas.
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonApril 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing margaritas, cute boys, soothing dance music, high quality Mexican food, and reasonable prices. What's not to luv?
  • Kyle Y.
    Kyle YoungJuly 11, 2010
    Andrew and I went on our first date here, and are still coming back for the giant frozen margaritas. They have decent Mexican food, good service, and lots of Hell's Kitchen gay boys.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaJuly 30, 2016
    I thought it would be a crappy Mexican restaurant but it is outstanding! Both great frozen margaritas and food! End with fried ice cream
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KressmanAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Their lights were clearly designed by Hollister, and you'll celebrate a few birthdays waiting for your food, but it's delicious and so is the staff.
  • Patrick W.
    Shrimp chimichanga was great, as well as their margarita on the rocks. Free chips and salsa were delicious too.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerJune 7, 2013
    The strongest frozen margarita I've had, making it a must to cool off from the heat of the city in summertime.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HernandezJuly 14, 2010
    The most amazing entree ever: on the Chef's favorite, Bistec a la Veracruzana, grilled steak w/ shrimp in cream sauce!! Amazing!!! Also, Gotta go with a La Mama on the rocks!!!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 7, 2011
    Enjoy delicious Mexican food, and AMAZING Margaritas with a really cool crowd of people and fun waitstaff.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacOctober 13, 2015
    Super dark, but good crowd. Tasty margaritas (try watermelon) on Mondays for $5! Attentive and friendly servers.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UDecember 28, 2014
    Food is very solid (I think they have the best salsa in this area) and brunch menu is my favorite.
  • Alden C.
    Alden CatesAugust 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The massive margaritas. Many flavor options. Decent Mexican food. Very tight seating and dark lighting. DJ was great!
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨April 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The staff were very accommodating, SO welcoming and friendly. The food was terrific! Chip and Salsa? .... Absolutely, yes!
  • Phil F.
    Phil F.January 5, 2014
    The Mexican chicken soup is great for a chilly winter evening. The jalapeños adds some nice heat.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 23
    The chicken alambre and the pollo borracho are excellent!
  • Jefri M.
    Jefri MesaSeptember 30, 2015
    The crispy chimichanga is to die for. Very filling and delicious with the side of rice and beans.
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonMay 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekend brunch is a bargain at $12.95 including margarita, screwdriver, mimosa, bloody maria, or tequila sunrise.
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BezverkhaOctober 14, 2014
    Margaritas!!! I also enjoy the grilled veggie platter and skirt stake. Call me boring, but it levels out my margarita binge here 😆😜🍹
  • SIP-SET
    SIP-SETMarch 12, 2012
    Try the $10 Lunch Special with your choice of a free Margirita or Sangria or Wine.... Margrita is so good
  • Alisa H.
    Alisa HHJanuary 17, 2012
    So yummy! Make sure you come hungry because it's a lot of food. Veggie fajita is delish!
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CNovember 7, 2013
    It's TexMex. Which is fine but don't use 'authentic' anywhere on the menu...
  • EvoL L.
    EvoL LimeMarch 14, 2016
    Off the chain! Worth the wait! Bus boy eye candy I wanted to take him home with me LoL. Margaritas yum!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GlaszekMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pollo a la Parrilla (w/black beans) is good and you'll feel less guilty about the all the chips & margaritas. ;)
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduApril 28, 2012
    Enchilada suizas is delicious ... And I don't even like enchiladas! Chimichanga is great too.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CapeMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Frozen mango margarita. Mama, Papa, Tata, Gaga...who cares? As long as its frozen and as long as it's Mango. Get it. Twice.
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.August 15, 2014
    Chorizo appetizer. Do it. Free chips and salsa is pretty amazing.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MNovember 9, 2011
    Margaritas are a MUST. Salsa is fantastic. Try the combo plates - tacos are delicious!
  • Mallory
    MalloryMarch 8, 2016
    Enchiladas Suizas are amazing. Super dark and loud, but food is worth it.
  • Jerry M.
    Jerry Mac.December 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Margaritas ARE amazing, and the food is great too. Friendly staff is awesome as well. What more could you ask for?
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesAugust 24, 2014
    The trashiest of all Tex Mex restaurants. Enjoy cheap margaritas here!
  • Jenn
    JennJanuary 3, 2013
    Amazing margaritas and a great place to people watch!!
  • GuySpy A.
    GuySpy AppOctober 16, 2013
    Try the margaritas, strong and big!
  • Antonios T.
    Antonios TavlarakisOctober 22, 2016
    Great food. Try the banana coconut margarita. Chicken california burrito is also solid
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsJanuary 9, 2014
    Always packed! Try the passion fruit virgin dakari. Chicken mole is great!
  • Thracian
    ThracianMay 20, 2012
    The food is great here! Come for brunch, their menu has many options.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CapeMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chips & salsa are bottomless... (Unlike Hell's Kitchen, but that's a different story.) And they're laced with crack. Gotta be.
  • Wade H.
    Wade HowellNovember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    4-6pm early bird special $15.95 included appetizer, margarita and entree!
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down, the best Mexican in NYC! Try the chimichanga - it's yummy beyond belief.
  • Nicolas V.
    Nicolas VargasSeptember 21, 2013
    Bring a flashlight to see the menu, it's so dark in here
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaJanuary 9, 2015
    Foods great! So are the margs
  • mayo
    mayoSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Be a man; order the Mama Margarita. Remember you get a free Baby Margarita with the lunch special, so drink that first.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouSeptember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This enchiladas suizas is delicious
  • Devonta
    DevontaJuly 16, 2015
    Good drinks and a lot of food. I've had better Mexican before.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelOctober 14, 2012
    This is how people look while cruising at Arriba Arriba
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AyresJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite item: Grandaso Taco Salad with Grilled Chicken. Simple, but perfect.
  • Sarthak
    SarthakAugust 6, 2014
    One of my favorite mexican places in midtown. Big time mexican foodie
  • Andrea D.
    Andrea De La CruzOctober 13, 2012
    Gotta go for el bebe!! Can't handle the mama y el papa!!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelAugust 22, 2012
    Best cruising place in HK
  • Steven B.
    Steven BirkelandDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Enjoy a papa followed by a mama and some chips and chaps at the bar!!!! Love this place. Xoxo
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElbertOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They make some of the freshest margaritas I've ever tasted.
  • Tucker A.
    Tucker AustSeptember 2
    Great margaritas. And everything is just so cheap.
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiAugust 27, 2014
    Get the la mama and next thing you remember is just ordering your first drink!
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EckenrodeJuly 9, 2010
    EVERYTHING is Amazing!! Especially the Margaritas!! The staff is Super Cute, Friendly, and Fun!
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyAugust 11, 2014
    Mole Poblano is of solid, standard quality.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayMay 31, 2015
    Strawberry frozen marg is delish and dangerous
  • Jillian H.
    Jillian HansenAugust 28, 2010
    Enjoy an el papa and baskets of tortilla and yummy salsa. Yummy chicken mole and fajitas!
  • Vinnie M.
    Vinnie MaffeaJuly 21, 2013
    Authentic Mexican place... With Cher on full blast. Get the f outta here.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnAugust 22, 2016
    Try the Mexican Combo Platter (via @Foodspotting)
  • Laura K.
    Laura KnightFebruary 6, 2015
    Pumping music, strong cocktails and great food
  • Paul M.
    Paul MacFarlaneNovember 16, 2011
    Get the Mango Margarita... It tastes amazing and it'll get you drunk!
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerOctober 23, 2010
    Come for brunch (weekends, 11am-4pm) and order the chilaquiles. It's outstanding!
  • Nik N.
    Nik NadolskiFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The salsa. The salsa. Omg the salsa.
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole NesbittAugust 8, 2011
    Not the most authentic but still enjoyable. My fave is the seafood enchiladas. Read more
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteAugust 15, 2015
    Great lunch special and quick service.
  • Vanessa L.
    Vanessa LoveFebruary 9, 2011
    Amazing homemade salsa! And of course great food and drinks :p
  • Mike N.
    Mama margarita is the way to go, or you're missing out big time
  • Viktoria V.
    Viktoria VityukFebruary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Salsa too spicy and marg price went up bummer city
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChenFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Groups of loud girls and their parents love this place apparently
  • Gokmen S.
    Gokmen SeynovaNovember 11, 2012
    Awesome margarita's, could get packed early. So so service...
  • Lasse L.
    Lasse LeskinenSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Brunch menue with a margarita, of course!
  • Zach J.
    Zach JonesJuly 27, 2011
    Everything here was great, especially the tacos
  • Lianda W.
    Lianda WiegerinckDecember 8, 2015
    Loved them nachos and their burritos!
  • Connor S.
    Connor SpahnMarch 16, 2014
    Get the mama margarita and split it! (twice)
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnAugust 22, 2016
    Try the Banana Margarita (via @Foodspotting)
  • Arlene V.
    Arlene ValerioApril 10, 2011
    Amazing chicken tacos and strawberry margaritas andale andale arriba arriaba!!
  • Katie B.
    Katie BucknerSeptember 23, 2014
    Cilantro in a salsa on the east coast? Miracles do happen.
  • Cuneyt U.
    Cuneyt UysalAugust 24, 2013
    It's physically impossible to leave this place unhappy. They have the Hi-NRG taqueria market cornered
  • Sunny
    SunnyMay 19, 2013
    Expect to receive the worst manners and attitude when you face the manager or the owner of this place! Totally rude and obnoxious - but keep going because of their margarita! #shame #shameonyou
  • Bec
    BecJanuary 27, 2011
    Get the chicken nachos! Spicy and satisfying :-)
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZSeptember 30, 2011
    Great food... However, they make you eat in the dark...
  • Kerri M.
    Kerri MichelleApril 17, 2014
    Must try: crepa de camarones- holy shit.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnAugust 22, 2016
    Try the Steak Quesadilla (via @Foodspotting)
  • Janice P.
    Janice PerezJanuary 26, 2012
    The rasberry margarita is so good!
  • Jo G.
    Jo G.February 15, 2012
    Amazing chips, salsa, & margaritas!!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RevillaOctober 8, 2010
    Great drinks, wicked cool scene. Small, but fun.
  • Lisa P.
    Drink two margaritas and you're guaranteed to forget about all your problems.
  • Tina M.
    Tina MedinaJune 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    you MUST try the fried ice cream! it's amazing!
  • Juan N.
    Juan NunezFebruary 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coming from a Mexican... the BEST Mexican and Margaritas in the city.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BurdickJuly 17, 2012
    Mama Margarita...have one of these in this loud, dark and fun joint and you won't notice the mediocre food
  • Nancy E.
    STAY AWAY! They do you a FAVOR by seating you. The wait staff does NOT try to please and can be down right ABUSIVE! They abuse their customers and shows NO appreciation for your business. STAY AWAY!!
  • Tymothy B.
    Tymothy ByersAugust 18
    Margaritas
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Keino R.
    Keino RickyApril 21, 2014
    The Chicken & Spinach 👌
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SeltzerOctober 24, 2014
    Margaritas!! Seafood is great too
  • Brette C.
    Brette C. 😎🎶January 2, 2011
    Favorite mexican restaurant in the city. Best Margaritas!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MyersNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The crepa de camarones is HEAVEN!!!!!
  • Erik E.
    Erik EllingsonMay 5, 2014
    3 card per table max and a $10 per person food order minimum
  • mayo
    mayoSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This is the only Mexican restaurant for which I will venture north of 14th.
  • Chris T.
    Chris TuttleMay 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's no coincidence that this places acronym is AA. Just ask the Mama Margarita.
  • Mya W.
    Mya WashingtonJune 30, 2015
    Delicious food👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  • Brad E.
    Brad EckhartNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mexican soup is fantastic!
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PierceJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    AVOID at all costs. Were told 30 minutes max, ended up waiting 1.5 hours for a table. We're promised a round of drinks for waiting so long and got a bill without any comps. Total manipulative rip-off
  • Justin V.
    Justin VinluanMay 3, 2013
    3 credit card max so bring yo cash.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MullisMay 13, 2012
    The best frozen margaritas!
  • Cristina F.
    Cristina FusiMay 24, 2012
    Not exactly the mexican food I used to eat. Kind staff, but dinner too next to the trash on the road.
  • Jerome H.
    Jerome HollandJanuary 19, 2015
    Mango Margarita
  • Sebastien D.
    Sebastien DomingoJanuary 21, 2012
    Mamma Burrito with Added Meat
  • Turner C.
    Turner CowlesSeptember 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is delicious, but the service is always horrendous. It's also way too loud.
  • Emma Z.
    Emma ZanderJune 18, 2012
    They always lie to their customers here! (-;
  • Valerie P.
    Valerie PetrovFebruary 6, 2010
    Fantastic coffee & delicious brunch options!
  • JC T.
    JC ThompsonSeptember 5, 2010
    Best Mexican food in NY. Enchiladas suisas please.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SandarsMarch 15, 2011
    A variety of tasty margaritas.
  • Lisa Z.
    Lisa ZarateFebruary 12, 2011
    Margs to celebrate my 1-year NY anniversary! :-)
  • abbey M.
    abbey MartinDecember 30, 2011
    Always go for LA MAMA
  • Rochelle A.
    Rochelle AshMay 21, 2011
    Not impressed. left after waiting an HOUR for my entree. The waiter only visited the table twice, and after simple request was made didn't even bother returning.
  • Karina G.
    Karina GutzAugust 6, 2014
    Mama margarita only way to go
  • Mary M.
    Mary MinorNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best margaritas and quesadilla!!
  • Christina
    ChristinaSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Margarita mondays....
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiJuly 13, 2013
    Peach Margarita !!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KornMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    3 credit card maximum. Also known as the most ridiculous arbitrary rule ever.
  • Jacob Y.
    Jacob YeeFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mango Coconut Margarita, please!
  • Brooke
    BrookeJuly 6, 2012
    Very upsetting. Orders were wrong and burnt.
  • Jasmine L.
    Jasmine LawsonMay 7, 2012
    Free margarita with lunch!
  • Tom M.
    Tom McDonnellMay 10, 2010
    Order a Papa Margarita before 7pm and it's $5
  • Shyah
    ShyahJuly 8, 2010
    Seafood enchiladas are amazing!!
  • Scott B.
    Scott BurzynskiAugust 31, 2012
    Should be re-named "Cilantro Central."
  • Vanessa J.
    Vanessa JupeFebruary 6, 2010
    Chicken enchiladas with Diablo sauce. Yum!:-)
  • Mackenzie W.
    Mackenzie WeygandtMay 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    great margaritas, happy hour
  • Melissa
    MelissaNovember 16, 2010
    Amazing margaritas
  • Mike H.
    Mike HattyJanuary 26, 2013
    Had to wait an hour and a half after our reservation.
  • Alison K.
    Alison KendrickNovember 11, 2010
    Mama Mango Margarita? Mmmmmm.
  • Viktoria V.
    Viktoria VityukSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    wtf happened to the margs here? these bitches got weak! MORE TEQUILA PLEASE!!!
  • Alan H.
    Alan HymanJuly 8, 2010
    The staff are very friendly.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mama margarita!
  • Elvis G.
    Elvis GarcíaMarch 2, 2013
    I'm here, why does it say is closed??!
  • Jamal B.
    Jamal BissaintheMay 7, 2010
    Sagriarita mama all the way!
  • Emma Z.
    Emma ZanderJune 18, 2012
    They don't lie here.
  • Cody B.
    Cody BarbourAugust 18, 2012
    Service was awful.
  • Frederico A.
    Frederico AugustoOctober 1, 2016
    Muito legal o bar muitas tribuna diferentes a gay domina mais!!! Comida boa!!!
  • Guilherme S.
    Guilherme SAugust 3
    Voce gasta uns 15 dolares para comer uma comida mexicana maravilhosa!
  • Viviana G.
    Viviana GutierrezAugust 4, 2016
    Los platos son bastante grandes y un poco caros, no recomiendo el guacamole (casi 9 usd por un extra), la atención no es muy buena.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MinorSeptember 12, 2011
    Veggie Fajita - delicioso!
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