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Cascabel Taqueria

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
Yorkville, New York
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  • Norman E.
    "I recommend the tuna belly tacos and the watermelon basil margarita."(8 Tips)
    Miguel V.
    "Great brunch drink deal $15 all you can drink ."(11 Tips)
    Jennie D.
    "Carne asada tacos and a watermelon basil margarita...mmmmmm"(6 Tips)
    Renee D.
    "Get the pork-belly gorditas, then steak or fish tacos."(9 Tips)
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  • Richard D.
    They offer many different mexican beers. The burrito is huge and tasty, especially with the diablo sauce 🌶
  • Polina W.
    Polina WeitzOctober 8
    The margaritas were mediocre, the tortillas are good, but the Baja fish itself was under-seasoned and a bit disappointing. The carnitas tacos was decent.
  • Fernando T.
    Best tacos and beers you'll have all summer
  • Paige C.
    Paige CAugust 6
    Been here 10+ times
    Always grab a table outside when you can! Super dog friendly. Tacos are always delicious and fresh. My fave!
  • Gabriel G.
    Authentic tacos
  • Leia B.
    Leia BelausMarch 15
    OMG the fish tacos are amazing!
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • David L.
    David LloydFebruary 11
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the "bottomless" drink option - drinks are weak AF. 😉
  • Christian D.
    Waiter gave me the impression I could pick 3 tacos but then brought 3 times the same. big disappointment. But the Al Pastor was good nonetheless.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ClarkOctober 7, 2016
    BE FOREWARNED: the chips for the guac are a tostada, if cracked recklessly there will be floor casualties.
  • Omnominated O.
    Fantastic Mexican food all around. Don't miss the carnitas benedict or the specialty margaritas (esp the watermelon)!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaAugust 21, 2016
    Margaritas are just OK.
  • Anissa
    AnissaAugust 8, 2016
    Solid brunch menu with a $19.95 all-you-can-drink add on! The chorizo benedict on cornbread is filling!
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5, 2016
    When it comes to Mexican street food, David Chiong and Elizabeth Gaudreau don’t mess around. Congratulations: This is your new Taco Tuesday spot. Read more
  • Erin G.
    Erin GAugust 3, 2016
    Great brunch! Unique and delicious food items, plus all you can drink breakfast cocktails for an hour.
  • R K.
    R KJuly 22, 2016
    Margaritas are ok. Bad food. Not returning.
  • Pierre S.
    Pierre SJuly 17, 2016
    The food may be good but this is probably the loudest fucking place in the UES. omg headache.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioMay 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Came for brunch: The food is amazing, the drinks are excellent (try the margarita). Unfortunately, the bottomless brunch is only 1 hour.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMay 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the El Capitan drink on their brunch menu! Unlimited drinks for $15, so worth it!
  • Kira R.
    Kira RochaMay 15, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Have been coming here for years. Everything is always good, and its our to go spot for casual lunch or fun party with friends
  • Lily
    LilyMay 13, 2016
    Happy hour options are a great deal for both food & drinks.
  • Laura
    LauraMay 8, 2016
    Delicieuses Margaritas!
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BMay 7, 2016
    Happy hour! Good margaritas! The place is so cute
  • Cat W.
    Cat WarhurstApril 5, 2016
    Excellent tacos & quaffable margaritas. Worth the hike off the usual trail for a tasty lunch!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DeGeorgeNovember 11, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Guac. Radishes. Chicken burrito. All fish tacos. Sweet potato fries.
  • allison k.
    allison keanOctober 25, 2015
    Skip the tuna belly tacos. The rest was great!
  • Nick S.
    Nick StoneOctober 25, 2015
    Everything
  • Nick S.
    Nick StoneOctober 25, 2015
    Get the carnitas burrito
  • Molly S.
    Molly StoddartOctober 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always yummy. Great happy hour from 3-7 with half price margs!
  • Kelly E.
    Kelly EdwardsOctober 4, 2015
    Great tacos. Carnitas burrito was amazing
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FabbroSeptember 30, 2015
    everything's pretty yummy! I like the chicken they have and the tacos. Guacamole is good but is served w large tostadas/chips? it's different but good still
  • Christina
    ChristinaSeptember 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I've been craving authentic Al Pastor tacos since last visiting Mexico, and they did not disappoint. The Pollo Chipotle tacos are also a great choice! Flush it all down with a pomegranate marg
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisSeptember 7, 2015
    I recommend the tuna belly tacos and the watermelon basil margarita. It was so good I had 3! ;)
  • Brett F.
    Brett FrommeAugust 23, 2015
    Good tacos and creative Margaritas. Portions are small.
  • Morgan C.
    Morgan CroneyAugust 15, 2015
    Queso fundido and churos are good. Tacos not so good.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KanaleyAugust 15, 2015
    Great margarita choices, good for groups, and tasty food. All very affordable too.
  • Bo B.
    Bo Beyer-JohnsonAugust 4, 2015
    Margaritas, chipotle pollo
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾July 29, 2015
    Interesting menu and good drinks but the service is meh. They refused to bring us anything but skim milk for coffee and they don't let you order a variety of tacos.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The new space is a little different and the bartenders are Margarita Making Machines! It is always crowded and they do not take reservations. Sitting outside is better to hear your conversation.
  • Miguel V.
    Miguel VargasJuly 11, 2015
    Great brunch drink deal $15 all you can drink . Tacos are huge and delicious
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJune 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place. Great drinks, ambiance and of course food! Loved the pork butt tacos with pineapple but REALLY loved the entree of rolled shrimp tacos. Must come back on Monday for their $25 special!
  • Duygu A.
    Duygu AKTANMay 30, 2015
    Everything was amazing!! Chorizo taco is to die for. Only negative is they don't allow mix & matching of tacos. I WANTED THEM ALL!!
  • Kaitlyn P.
    Kaitlyn PezikMay 10, 2015
    pricey and small portions
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenApril 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The bottomless brunch on weekends includes your traditional margarita. It is only an hour, and goes until 4:30pm for 15$
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroMarch 22, 2015
    Baja fish tacos are spicy! 😋
  • Erica B.
    Erica BMarch 8, 2015
    The elote is a must!
  • Leisha M.
    Leisha MagsisiMarch 6, 2015
    The tacos and the grilled corn are my absolute favorite!! Margaritas are delicious too!
  • Carly H.
    Carly HeitlingerFebruary 11, 2015
    The tacos, the guacamole, the margaritas! Yum, yum, and yum!!!
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TananbaumDecember 15, 2014
    Watermelon basil margarita was amazing! Also loved the guac!
  • Guy N.
    Guy NoaNovember 1, 2014
    Nice craft beer selection. Bloody Mary is housemade without tomato juice, opting for agave, lime, and OJ instead. It's a tasty unique style and the jalapeño infused tequila gives it decent spice.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornOctober 26, 2014
    The food is horrendous since they moved to the new place. Go somewhere else!!!
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzOctober 26, 2014
    Great brunch! Loved my $15 unlimited bloody Maria! Followed by a fantastic carnitas Benedict on corn bread and their mexican French toast!! Really impressed!!!
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 28, 2014
    Go for the weekend brunch and margaritas!
  • Claudia B.
    Claudia BenjumeaSeptember 24, 2014
    They have problems with the service and the prices. There are better Mexican restaurant in upper east side as "Cilantro" for example
  • Oliver K.
    Oliver KlieweSeptember 8, 2014
    Portions are on the smaller size for the price, but everything was fresh and delicious. Sweet potato fries were a nice surprise!
  • Cristina
    CristinaAugust 31, 2014
    I like this place. Really good happy hour.. Watermelon margarita for $6!! Yummy.. Try the corn with cheese and the nachos with salsa from the HH.. So good!
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Such awesome food. The drinks are great too. Try the sangria! Fast service. I liked their old location better but this is NYC and things change. We'll all get used to it.
  • Colin K.
    Colin KAugust 29, 2014
    Definitely try the tortas, they are amazing!
  • Ledin D.
    Ledin DamasAugust 23, 2014
    Go for the guacamole and the steak burrito it comes with sweet potato fries sooooo good!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Gavin Kaysen, chef of Cafe Boulud, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Pork gorditas. Read more
  • Avery E.
    Avery EpsteinAugust 21, 2014
    drunch and happy hour - sarah
  • AJ S.
    AJ SAugust 8, 2014
    Woohoo. Tacos!
  • Sara Grace
    Sara GraceJuly 18, 2014
    Grande margarita, guac & chips, Baja fish tacos = perfection! Danielle was the best waitress!
  • K N.
    K NJune 19, 2014
    The Chorizo Benedict was delicious! I can wait to go back and try more! Read more
  • www.nyctacos.com
    www.nyctacos.comMay 28, 2014
    Come in from 3-7pm Monday thru Friday for $6 Margaritas and $5 Bottled Beer, Glasses of Wine and Sangria!!
  • Leah W.
    Leah WasserstrumMay 18, 2014
    Watermelon mint margarita, steak tacos and vegetarian tacos were delicious : ) get a few diff types of tacos and share... But keep the margarita for yourself!!!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LaGrattaMay 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't do the bottomless drinks....so strict with their rules it stresses you out!!!
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MichalakisApril 6, 2014
    Watermelon basil margaritas are essential. El Torito drink also great, more for dessert. Good tacos and cheap.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GoldApril 5, 2014
    It gets really crowded sometimes. They'll let you sit behind the bar if you ask nicely.
  • Tricia J.
    Tricia JohnsMarch 26, 2014
    Everything's awesome. Try to fit the grilled corn and queso in somewhere. Jalapeño margs are super spicy but delish!
  • Ananya R.
    Ananya RachabattuniMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    AMAZING! chorizo tacos were the best tacos I've ever had outside of Mexican street stands. Their spicy Margs are good and potent. Beware: there's an hour limit for the unlimited drinks. So game on!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I am not the biggest fan of their food, but their drinks are off the chain. I love the margs and the homemade sangria.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouJanuary 12, 2014
    Mango Valentina snow cone was highlighted on TimeOut New York
  • Karla F.
    Karla FloresDecember 20, 2013
    Order the 'carnitas tacos' the best
  • Gwynn T.
    Gwynn TurnerOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fiesta Time M-F 3-7P. Great appetizers and drink specials. Get the traditional lime Margarita with the chili-salt on the rim!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 7, 2013
    Start your meal off with a Watermelon Basil Margarita, an order of guacamole, followed by the Carnitas tacos and Baja Fish tacos.
  • Ann T.
    Ann ToranOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome happy hour. $4 drinks and excellent tacos.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LaGrattaOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Usually this place makes my favorite, tonight it was ridiculous. Total buzz kill. The margarita was made with zero tequila and lots of something that I don't like. Bartender was not friendly. Boo
  • Jake D.
    Jake DuneierSeptember 16, 2013
    D.A.B (decent at best)
  • Bree R.
    Bree RileySeptember 10, 2013
    Try the Huevos Benedict. YUM
  • Ellen G.
    Ellen GraftonSeptember 8, 2013
    The watermelon margaritas are super tasty, as are the fish tacos.
  • Jennie D.
    Jennie D.September 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Carne asada tacos and a watermelon basil margarita...mmmmmm
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 10, 2013
    Good lunch spot with solid tacos and a couple great sandwiches. The poblano cemita is our favorite; satisfying cocktails, too.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HJuly 29, 2013
    Go with the HOT Guac.
  • Matthew Riley M.
    Good-sized tacos with plenty of flavour and variety; good takes on traditional Mexican tacos without being too pretentious. Cocktails also tasty. Prices are reasonable for Manhattan.
  • Taylor E.
    Taylor EpleyJuly 18, 2013
    Come between 3-7 for $6 margaritas
  • Dane M.
    Dane MeyerJuly 11, 2013
    For the love of god, how do you not serve rice or salsa at a Mexican restaurant
  • Evelyn K.
    Evelyn KimJuly 10, 2013
    Ask for the michelada it is the best!
  • Ameya P.
    Ameya PendseJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bottomless brunch is a steal. $12 for all you can drink for 2 hours.
  • Caity P.
    Caity PrunkaJune 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy Hour $4 bottled beers & wine, $6 delicious margaritas served in mason jars. Just expanded their menu, everything is great!
  • Ann T.
    Ann ToranJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the carne taco during happy hour
  • Vanessa V.
    Vanessa VelasquezJune 2, 2013
    Get the watermelon-basil margarita. Prepare to daydream about your new favorite summer afternoon cocktail. Yumm!!!
  • Ann T.
    Ann ToranMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have an excellent Happy Hour. All the drinks and limited list of bar foods are $4 each. The carne tacos are thé best, large chunks of beef. Not your average Mexican!
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BoerMay 5, 2013
    Great flavored margs. Small portions of food though.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LyonMarch 27, 2013
    Get better tacos somewhere else. Nothin special. If you do wanna eat here, the term "mix and match" when describing tacos, means a new order of two for every kind you pick. Misleading...
  • Michael H.
    Michael HurleyMarch 23, 2013
    Grilled corn, medium guac, eggs Benedict with chipotle holandaise sauce, and fresh squeezed oj every time.
  • Morgan Amelia M.
    Morgan Amelia MillerMarch 20, 2013
    watermelon basil margarita, cemita sandwich, and medium guac are three things i do not want to live without.
  • Evan
    EvanMarch 4, 2013
    My favorite brunch spot on the UES. Order the Breakfast tacos and a watermelon margarita FTW. Insider intel: the "chips" come in one giant tortilla that you break apart yourself.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BrodyFebruary 25, 2013
    Amazing food. Super fresh
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LawlerFebruary 9, 2013
    Get the Carne A La Plancha... Delicious and cheap!!
  • Kimberly V.
    Kimberly VeraFebruary 8, 2013
    Best hot chocolate ever!! Tacos al pastor and lengua a must! Friendly service,good looking people what more can you want.. ;)
  • Erin R.
    Erin RuszajFebruary 3, 2013
    All you can drink brunch for $12 on weekends...hells yes! Also good call on the Thai chili to spice up the guacamole rather than more traditional jalapeños.
  • Maddie
    MaddieFebruary 2, 2013
    Order the pancakes! So fluffy and perfect.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MixaJanuary 9, 2013
    Fun atmosphere but the food is nothing special.
  • Alex J.
    Alex JouanDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best tacos you ll have in your life
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MDecember 1, 2012
    The Baja tacos (Friday special) were unbelievable!
  • Hilary K.
    Hilary KormanNovember 4, 2012
    Adorable atmosphere and delicious/unique Mexican! Definitely worth checking out!
  • David P.
    David PNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is a great deal. Take advantage of the all you can drink for 1.5 hours on Saturdays (ends at 4pm, arrive no later than 2:30pm). Order early and often as drinks take a while to get to the table)
  • Cassandra
    CassandraNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    1.5 hrs AUCD sangria, bloodies, la lolas and el capitans (so good) for $12 on the weekend!
  • Abbie S.
    Abbie StevensonNovember 3, 2012
    Worst Mexican ever. Tried it 3 times and was bad every time. Staff was rude. They don't even carry proper Mexican beer and the wrestling pics on the wall are creepy
  • Julia K.
    Julia KNovember 3, 2012
    Talk to Jason - best manager ever and will recommend the best items from the menu!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ColemanSeptember 12, 2012
    Great outdoor seating, cheap drinks and food for happy hour.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MaleySeptember 10, 2012
    Very strange service. Almost like they're going for an uber chill vibe but it just come off as careless and disorganized. Tacos were alright, salsa was missed.
  • Xian X.
    Xian XianSeptember 9, 2012
    Cute place! I remember a few years ago when it was a tiny place with fun Mexican wrestler decor. The fish tacos are yummy but have waaaaaay too many green olives..
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListSeptember 4, 2012
    Taste: Pollo Torta (with shredded amish chicken chipotle sauce, black bean spread, roasted serrano relish, bibb lettuce, red onion,queso fresco, aioli, papalo)...quality ingredients and great flavor Read more
  • Molly H.
    Molly HuttAugust 28, 2012
    Everything we had here was delicious! The Gorditas were juicy and tasty, the Carne Asada Taco was meaty and fresh, and the Elote Asado (corn) was, according to my boyfriend, "the best corn ever."
  • Billy A.
    Billy AikensAugust 28, 2012
    Taco flight Monday special...I was drooling...4 overly stuffed tacos for 12 bucks...each different n each very delicious!...pork was my fav...chill place...all staff was so pleasant and entertaining
  • Marco P.
    Marco Perez-MorenoAugust 20, 2012
    Alternative Mexican food. Try the Tacos Dorados and the pomegranate habiscus margarita.
  • Demetrius B.
    Demetrius BagleyAugust 20, 2012
    Check out their tequila snow cone creations; perhaps the Mango Valentina show cone
  • Kris G.
    Kris GeeAugust 16, 2012
    The churros are not regular churros. They are like churro nuggets
  • Christophe J.
    Christophe JammetAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite Mexican spot in the city. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. If you go to Blockheads instead of here, you're probably a mouth-breather.
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellJuly 2, 2012
    Meh, nothing amazing. The tacos were decent but I'm not rushing back. Also, although this place isn't expensive, it's definitely not cheap.
  • Randall N.
    Randall NovalJuly 1, 2012
    Margaritas were way too sweet and can't taste any tequila. Waiter forgot about us and the food ticket never made it to the kitchen. Management tried to make it better, but we had to leave.
  • Ivy K.
    Ivy KaplinJune 25, 2012
    If you don't handle spice well...beware of their guacamole! Mild is a lot hotter than your average mild guacamole. Don't forget to try the gorditas!
  • Cascabel T.
    Cascabel TaqueriaJune 5, 2012
    Join Cascabel Taqueria for 2nd Ave Restaurant Week! June 4th-June 8th Ask about our pre fix special for $20.16!
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VargasMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just came from this restaurant & the food is authentic Mexican at an affordable price point. Of their 8 flavorful tacos; I went for the crispy yellowfin tuna belly taco & it was perfection.
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VargasMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Mexican food, Go for the crispy yellowfin tuna belly tacos with hearts of palm and olive onion; they're fantastic.
  • Linsey B.
    Linsey BusseMay 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watermelon Basil with Riazul Tequila, AMAZING!!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BlaineApril 13, 2012
    Try the hibiscus margarita!
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonApril 10, 2012
    Cucumber margarita rocks! Yummy tacos! Finally a decent place on UES!
  • Corey W.
    Corey WallApril 10, 2012
    Right around the corner from my apartment - been here a few times for margaritas, beer, tacos & grilled corn. Nice atmosphere, food is good but a little pricy for what it is (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Edlin C.
    Edlin ChoiApril 8, 2012
    Great baja fish tacos. Carnitas was mediocre. Heard the chicken was bomb too. Some good beers and solid drinks. Try El Capitan, stay away from pomegranate hibiscus margarita. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jon V.
    Jon VelezMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pollo Torta (only served at Lunch) is amazing!
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TeegardinMarch 9, 2012
    The very, very weak margaritas barely have any tequila.
  • Gradie O.
    Gradie OakesFebruary 20, 2012
    Don't ask why the best taco place in the city has a Lin Burger, but they do. 8oz. custom ground beef, black bean chili, chili relleno, queso fresco, avocado aioli and chipotle on a brioche. #Linsanity
  • Shaw Yean L.
    Shaw Yean LimFebruary 20, 2012
    Fish tacos and street corn
  • Pj B.
    Pj BekanichFebruary 19, 2012
    Lin burger. Wow
  • SuperBugu B.
    SuperBugu BuguFebruary 17, 2012
    late night was ok, but i always prefer blockheads. *shrug*
  • Christina S.
    Christina StraussFebruary 12, 2012
    Great UES spot - Guac & Saturday Tilapia special was delish. Cucumber & Cilantro marg was a little weak.
  • Sharecare
    SharecareFebruary 9, 2012
    After finishing their yummy queso fundido order the healthier camaron tacos. Read more
  • Scott S.
    Scott SFebruary 9, 2012
    Pay with your phone here! Download LevelUp for free and try it out!
  • Diandra D.
    Diandra D'AmicoJanuary 24, 2012
    Try the Horchata Tequila Snowcone - #refreshing #delicious
  • Connie H.
    Connie HsuJanuary 22, 2012
    The taco and beer tasting flight is $19. Good deal.
  • Sangwoo K.
    Sangwoo KimJanuary 19, 2012
    best~~ Try the Gorditas
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CapetilloJanuary 14, 2012
    Visit www.mexicoalamedida.com or www.tailormademexico.com Saludos!!! ;)
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DancygierJanuary 7, 2012
    Testing 4sq API Leaving Tip This place rocks!
  • Inaki O.
    Inaki OrozcoDecember 13, 2011
    Amazing Riazul Tequila Reposado on the rocks with a splash of soda, delicious!!
  • Barbara K.
    Barbara KDecember 4, 2011
    Nachos Nachos Nachos!!!!
  • Dayron A.
    Dayron Arias™November 21, 2011
    Great place to eat Latin food
  • Cass W.
    Cass WoodOctober 12, 2011
    If you can't have alcohol, get the agua fresca- it's delicious :D
  • Markets of New York City
    Markets of New York CityOctober 11, 2011
    They are now offering flights of top shelf tequilas and mezcals!
  • Jessica E.
    Jessica EliasOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Very disappointing...bland drinks, bland food.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 27, 2011
    Cascabel offers vanilla, blueberry-pomelo, horchata, mango valentina, ancho chili and lime snow cones, served with or without tequila ($2-$4).
  • Renee D.
    Renee DiRestaSeptember 5, 2011
    Get the pork-belly gorditas, then steak or fish tacos.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BrownSeptember 3, 2011
    You gotta come here during summer for the tequila sno cones! Ends sept 5!
  • Kristie
    KristieAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite go-to order: A watermelon basil margarita and the pollo chipotle tacos.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HellerAugust 25, 2011
    The gorditas con puerco (pork belly) was amazing. The mojitos/drinks were fun but mostly ice and not much alcohol, I would avoid
  • Kathryn G.
    Kathryn GAugust 21, 2011
    Food is good, but too much hype. Similar to finally seeing that movie that everyone told you was amazing, but you leave the theater feeling disappointed. Poor service by rushing us at an off time.
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best tacos!
  • Seamless
    SeamlessAugust 17, 2011
    Not your mami's steak tacos. At Cascabel, we're talking all natural hanger steak, mushrooms, crema fresca, crispy onions and whole lot of flavor. Order yours today! Read more
  • Alexandra H.
    Alexandra HancockAugust 8, 2011
    The mild guacamole is just that - good, but very mild. However, the Medium guac practically burned my mouth off! My advice: get the Mild with a side of jalepenos so you can adjust the spice yourself.
  • Elyse A.
    Elyse AdamsJuly 24, 2011
    Have heard good things about this place - it always seems crowded. My experience was not a good one. My margaritas had little to no tequila- an unfortunate discovery after dropping $10 a pop
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WalshJuly 11, 2011
    The tacos are amazing, especially the carnitas. Don't forget guacamole and the watermelon margaritas.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BraccoMay 25, 2011
    Waiter screwed up our beer order and gave us both beers for free! So nice, she didn't have to do that.
  • Lorrie K.
    Lorrie KlossnerMay 20, 2011
    Carne asada makes a great lunch
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasMay 14, 2011
    Great service, fair prices, and the tacos are ok, but they're nothing special. Dishes are too salty and most of them are served with very few tortillas (just four small ones, extra tortillas at $1).
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SchlagMay 8, 2011
    Try the cucumber or watermelon margaritas. Yummy and refreshing!
  • Morgan H.
    Morgan HolzerApril 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The watermelon & basil margarita is amazing.
  • K.T.
    K.T.April 27, 2011
    Why can't you order 2 different kinds of tacos? Makes no sense. Good tho.
  • David V.
    David VillarrealApril 4, 2011
    Try the queso fundido and make sure you add green salsa to everything!
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HeathApril 4, 2011
    A go-to for Mexican. Awesome find
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MaFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for brunch, order three tacos, add pickled veggies.
  • Laura S.
    Laura SpaventaJanuary 24, 2011
    The watermelon basil margarita and the guacamole are to die for!
  • Lindsay A.
    Lindsay AndersonJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best veggie tacos. And corn is phenomenal.
  • Irina S.
    Irina SkayaNovember 25, 2010
    Best tacos! Try the carne asada
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 22, 2010
    Inspired by the regional Mexican cooking of Chicago's Rick Bayless, Cascabel is filled with scrumptious surprises, from the taco stuffed with homemade chorizo to the massive chile-braised beef rib.
  • Pamela K.
    Pamela KotsaftisNovember 5, 2010
    Awesome new bar on UES. Do yourself a favor and substitute in Sagatiba Cachaca for any tequila drink. Especially with the watermelon basil margarita.... Amazing!!!
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WainOctober 25, 2010
    Downgraded from RAD to SAD for transforming from fantastic taqueria to noisy sports bar.
  • Brad L.
    Brad LevineOctober 25, 2010
    Order a margerita, watermelon + mint! Ask for olga and tell her brad sent you.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GersonOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent mex
  • Maya T.
    Maya TaylorOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I am in love. The tortilla soup is perfectly spicy and awesome for chilly nights. Chicken and shrimp tacos are to die 4 as is a side of the frijoles with the tostadas to break and dip right in.
  • Diane L.
    Diane LowyOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Downtown feeling oasis on the Upper East Side-- now with table service. Excellent Mexican with a twist (you can't order rice or salsa). Save room for a dessert of bite size churros.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CortezSeptember 10, 2010
    Chorizo tacos are one of the top 5 pork dish in New York. -Grub street also make sure to get the cucumber cilantro margarita
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Had one of the egg dishes, was pretty awesome.
  • Charles I.
    Charles IAugust 25, 2010
    Carnitas! The sauces are ALL delicious but I'm inclined to use the diablo. The grapefruit agua fresca is a must.
  • Lorelei (Lo-rah-lay) S.
    Lorelei (Lo-rah-lay) SarabiaAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the cucumber margarita! I dream about the grilled corn. Best in the city.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KrollAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Carne Asada.... nothing more to say
  • Eric E.
    Eric EdgingtonJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    No mention of the fish tacos??? Frigging awesome. And you are what you eat, which is why I'm awesome.
  • Maximilian
    MaximilianJuly 21, 2010
    Vegetarians be advised, the beans are cooked with pork fat.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Try the cemita poblano, a whopping handful of shredded pork, cheese, avocado, mango and aioli, which is served only at lunch. The secret and critical ingredient is papalo, an herb similar to cilantro. Read more
  • Courtney G.
    Courtney GaylorJuly 13, 2010
    Carne Asada tacos! Great gauc.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayJune 27, 2010
    The carne asada tacos are amazing.
  • Neal
    NealJune 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    pretty much the best tacos ever. overstuffed, and delicious. order 3 different kinds and split them with a friend
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WeinribJune 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Gordita appetizer will change your entire life.
  • Emmanuell S.
    Emmanuell SevieuxMay 21, 2010
    Like this: best Carne Asada taco. Read more
  • Ross S.
    Ross SclafaniMay 20, 2010
    Two words: CORN COB. Also watch ur step down when u head to the banio. Holla!
  • Shirley X.
    Shirley XuMay 7, 2010
    The pork belly gorditas are amazing. I'm still thinking about it.
  • Christophe J.
    Christophe JammetApril 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Mexican in the city. Super-high ingredient quality, great execution, and CHEAP. Try the Gorditas. Read more
  • PHUDE-nyc
    PHUDE-nycApril 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great tacos, homemade sauces, homemade chorizo,and I love the ribs! Great staff as well, and they somehow stole my iPod, playing a great music mix that included Cibo Matto, Björk, and Moorcheeba! Read more
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WainMarch 19, 2010
    Go here and try tacos
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley ArenaFebruary 25, 2010
    Have heard really good things about these Tacos and it's 1/2 a block from my apartment. I need to get there. Read more
  • Chris C.
    Chris CFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tacos Tacos Tacos...I split the Carnitas, Carne Asada and Chorizo with a friend. All of were amazing.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Cascabell and eat a bunch of tacos and wash them down w/ a few Pacificos
  • Johanna F.
    Johanna FuentesFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pinche Taqueria still has the best tacos in NY but these are pretty tasty. Would never recommend chicken (so boring everywhere else), but they manage to make AWESOME ones. Carnitas was great too.
  • Buddy H.
    Buddy HammondsFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere at this hoppin' little spot and killer tacos. Pull up a chair. Order a margarita. Enjoy.
  • Tara L.
    Tara Lannen-StantonFebruary 8, 2010
    The shrimp, carnitas and carne asada tacos are fantastic as is the guacamole and the tomatillo hot sauce. The only downside (on my 2nd trip) is that they no longer serve Negra Modelo on draft :(
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HeuerJanuary 19, 2010
    Best tacos I've had yet in NYC. Carnitas are awesome! Great tunes, too.
  • Cristina F.
    Cristina F-MDecember 13, 2009
    the carnitas was, hands-down, my favorite. I can't believe a taco like that exists.
  • alex v.
    alex vbDecember 9, 2009
    the chorizo tacos are as smoky and tasty (and pricey; $7.50 for two wtf) as they say, but the churros are all free right before the joint shuts down and you can snag mini beers for $3.
  • Valentina P.
    Burrito chipotle chicken rico y contundente! Las papitas son dulces pero deliciosas, tacos veganos les falto sazón, en general bien!
  • John
    JohnNovember 1, 2016
    Queso Fundido & Carne Asada burrito.
  • Kate D.
    Kate DulubNovember 11, 2015
    Tacos al Pastor and Carne asada 👌🏽
  • Eduardo S.
    Eduardo SilvaOctober 18, 2015
    Caipirinha com cachaça brasileira de verdade. Peça pela sagatiba.
  • stephen C.
    stephen C.November 25, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    pollo asado!
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