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.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnAugust 26, 2016
    The chips and salsa are great. The quesadillas are great. But the banana margarita is unbelievable!!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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 💁🏼
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine ParkJuly 2, 2015
    When you've had a bad day & need a big drink, head over here for the fantastic & generous margaritas
    Upvoted Apr 11
  • 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.
    Upvoted Apr 11
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Jefri M.
    Jefri MesaSeptember 30, 2015
    The crispy chimichanga is to die for. Very filling and delicious with the side of rice and beans.
  • 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...
    Upvoted Apr 11
  • 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. ;)
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MNovember 9, 2011
    Margaritas are a MUST. Salsa is fantastic. Try the combo plates - tacos are delicious!
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.August 15, 2014
    Chorizo appetizer. Do it. Free chips and salsa is pretty amazing.
  • 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?
  • Mallory
    MalloryMarch 8, 2016
    Enchiladas Suizas are amazing. Super dark and loud, but food is worth it.
  • Jenn
    JennJanuary 3, 2013
    Amazing margaritas and a great place to people watch!!
    Upvoted Apr 11
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesAugust 24, 2014
    The trashiest of all Tex Mex restaurants. Enjoy cheap margaritas here!
  • 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.
  • Wade H.
    Wade HowellNovember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    4-6pm early bird special $15.95 included appetizer, margarita and entree!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nicolas V.
    Nicolas VargasSeptember 21, 2013
    Bring a flashlight to see the menu, it's so dark in here
    Upvoted Apr 11
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaJanuary 9, 2015
    Foods great! So are the margs
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelOctober 14, 2012
    This is how people look while cruising at Arriba Arriba
    Upvoted Apr 11
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouSeptember 23, 2015
    This enchiladas suizas is delicious
  • Devonta
    DevontaJuly 16, 2015
    Good drinks and a lot of food. I've had better Mexican before.
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AyresJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite item: Grandaso Taco Salad with Grilled Chicken. Simple, but perfect.
  • Andrea D.
    Andrea De La CruzOctober 13, 2012
    Gotta go for el bebe!! Can't handle the mama y el papa!!
  • Sarthak
    SarthakAugust 6, 2014
    One of my favorite mexican places in midtown. Big time mexican foodie
  • 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
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelAugust 22, 2012
    Best cruising place in HK
    Upvoted Apr 11
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElbertOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They make some of the freshest margaritas I've ever tasted.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EckenrodeJuly 9, 2010
    EVERYTHING is Amazing!! Especially the Margaritas!! The staff is Super Cute, Friendly, and Fun!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiAugust 27, 2014
    Get the la mama and next thing you remember is just ordering your first drink!
  • Jillian H.
    Jillian HansenAugust 28, 2010
    Enjoy an el papa and baskets of tortilla and yummy salsa. Yummy chicken mole and fajitas!
  • 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
  • Laura K.
    Laura KnightFebruary 6, 2015
    Pumping music, strong cocktails and great food
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnAugust 22, 2016
    Try the Mexican Combo Platter (via @Foodspotting)
  • Paul M.
    Paul MacFarlaneNovember 16, 2011
    Get the Mango Margarita... It tastes amazing and it'll get you drunk!
  • Vinnie M.
    Vinnie MaffeaJuly 21, 2013
    Authentic Mexican place... With Cher on full blast. Get the f outta here.
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole NesbittAugust 8, 2011
    Not the most authentic but still enjoyable. My fave is the seafood enchiladas. Read more
  • Nik N.
    Nik NadolskiFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The salsa. The salsa. Omg the salsa.
  • Vanessa L.
    Vanessa LoveFebruary 9, 2011
    Amazing homemade salsa! And of course great food and drinks :p
  • Viktoria V.
    Viktoria VityukFebruary 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Salsa too spicy and marg price went up bummer city
  • Zach J.
    Zach JonesJuly 27, 2011
    Everything here was great, especially the tacos
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteAugust 15, 2015
    Great lunch special and quick service.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChenFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Groups of loud girls and their parents love this place apparently
  • Mike N.
    Mama margarita is the way to go, or you're missing out big time
  • 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!
  • Myke M.
    Myke MansbergerOctober 23, 2010
    Come for brunch (weekends, 11am-4pm) and order the chilaquiles. It's outstanding!
  • Arlene V.
    Arlene ValerioApril 10, 2011
    Amazing chicken tacos and strawberry margaritas andale andale arriba arriaba!!
  • Connor S.
    Connor SpahnMarch 16, 2014
    Get the mama margarita and split it! (twice)
  • Lianda W.
    Lianda WiegerinckDecember 8, 2015
    Loved them nachos and their burritos!
  • Cuneyt U.
    Cuneyt UysalAugust 24, 2013
    It's physically impossible to leave this place unhappy. They have the Hi-NRG taqueria market cornered
  • Katie B.
    Katie BucknerSeptember 23, 2014
    Cilantro in a salsa on the east coast? Miracles do happen.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnAugust 22, 2016
    Try the Banana Margarita (via @Foodspotting)
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Jo G.
    Jo G.February 15, 2012
    Amazing chips, salsa, & margaritas!!
  • Janice P.
    Janice PerezJanuary 26, 2012
    The rasberry margarita is so good!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RevillaOctober 8, 2010
    Great drinks, wicked cool scene. Small, but fun.
  • Juan N.
    Juan NunezFebruary 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coming from a Mexican... the BEST Mexican and Margaritas in the city.
  • Frederico A.
    Frederico AugustoOctober 1, 2016
    Muito legal o bar muitas tribuna diferentes a gay domina mais!!! Comida boa!!!
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