Cocina Economica

Cocina Economica

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant · Upper West Side
452 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • What you need to know
    "Get the avocado corn bread!!!!"(2 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "... snacks—like the fun meatball and chorizo fondue or the avocado cornbread. The..."(2 Tips)
    "Order the avocado cornbread."(2 Tips)
    "The octopus taco was fantastic."(6 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • beef cheeks
  • fondue
  • octopus
  • tortas
  • good service
  • cozy
  • quesadillas
  • great value
  • fresh pastries
  • casual
  • home cooking
  • good for a quick meal
  • spicy food
  • tours
  • brunch food
  • salmon
  • avocado
  • shrimp
  • eggs
  • Ryan

    Princess is a great bartender. Meatball app is a must.

    Ryan · September 12, 2014
  • Brandon T.

    Location is closing on 8/31. Too bad, great lunch specials. They have two other restaurants in the city.

    Brandon Tortora · August 29, 2014
  • Laura G.

    Making a note to come here soon

    Laura Greig · August 20, 2014
  • erin b.

    avacado corn bread...and best water service around!

    erin byrnes · July 25, 2014
  • Hennie B.

    Food is great for a great price. Drinks are a little expensive.

    Hennie Bosman · February 7, 2014
  • Brooklyn

    Addicted to their ceviche. Addicted.

    Brooklyn · February 3, 2014
  • Indra K.

    Definitely not light fare. Even the guac seems to have oil in it.

    Indra Klavins · February 2, 2014
  • Steph X.

    Amazing ceviche. Not traditional, but great flavors nonetheless.

    Steph Xiang · January 28, 2014
  • Brooklyn

    Very spicy. Good octopus ceviche.

    Brooklyn · January 25, 2014
  • Lisa P.

    best, most creative casual resto on the UWS.. the decor is great & the food is superb.. always a fave go-to in the culinary wasteland of the UWS.

    Lisa Paravano · January 4, 2014
  • Greg W.

    There's a lot of east village charm and character here. Surprising for the UWS. Brunch is a great deal.

    Greg Wong 🎯 · January 4, 2014
  • Eater

    Head to this well-reviewed restaurant for monster tortas, tacos made with fresh tortillas, hearty egg dishes, and fresh baked pastries. Nothing on the menu is over $12. Order the avocado cornbread.

    Eater · October 28, 2013
  • Sean W.

    Fish taco special was solid. And the Valentina cocktail was killer too. Good food all around here.

    Sean Wilkins · October 23, 2013
  • Max A.

    Great tacos. Quick service & reasonable prices.

    Max Afonov · October 19, 2013
  • rob z.

    Huauzontle. this mystery vegetable is the best thing ever. try any dish that has it.

    rob zand · October 15, 2013
  • Zoe R.

    Make sure to order the meatballs and chorizo. Standout dish. The avocado corn bread is also great.

    Zoe R · October 6, 2013
  • winkie

    Get the avocado corn bread!!!!

    winkie · September 8, 2013
  • Ben R.

    I wanted to love this place. But I didn't.

    Ben R · September 8, 2013
  • Kenny G.

    Great tacos and quesadilla.

    Kenny Gonzalez · September 7, 2013
  • Fernando d.

    Great queso fundido!! Cozy little place, awesome menu.

    Fernando de Leon · September 7, 2013
  • Ben R.

    A drunk guy almost fell on us.

    Ben R · August 31, 2013
  • Anne C.

    It was great. Liked the avocado cake

    Anne Chenebenoit · August 18, 2013
  • Danielle L.

    Delicious salmon cooked in a banana leaf! Spicy, but not too spicy. Platanos were awesome!

    Danielle Landau · August 8, 2013
  • Lesley K.

    The cazuelas of fresh fish or shrimp are where it's at! Always such fresh & bright flavors. Go here instead of Rosa, the drinks are better too & the bar much more fun to sit at.

    Lesley K · July 21, 2013
  • Liam O.

    Wonderful Mexican food. Great service. Creative menu. A+

    Liam O'Neil · July 8, 2013
  • Fun Foodie NYC Tours

    Great Mexican food and a fun time. Also a stop on our Spring Up to The West Side tour.

    Fun Foodie NYC Tours · June 21, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Slightly elevated Mexican home cooking in a cozy and fun setting. Though not a destination restaurant, it's a boon to the Upper West Side's Mexican food scene.

    Serious Eats · April 3, 2013
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Start with antojitos—street snacks—like the fun meatball and chorizo fondue or the avocado cornbread. The avocado adds "a moist texture that people really enjoy and find interesting." Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · February 26, 2013
  • ChubbyChineseGirl

    The octopus taco was fantastic. Even at the insane $4 a pop. Ceviche with conch. So good. The large dishes of stewed pork and fava beans. Even though I was sad Recipe closed. This is Muy bueno too.

    ChubbyChineseGirl · February 21, 2013
  • Gabriela Z.

    Nopales salad!!

    Gabriela Zabalúa · February 10, 2013
  • CM S.

    Margaritas were meh and they charge you extra for chips.

    CM S · January 31, 2013
  • Kate C.

    Good food, cool decor that felt very un-UWS, reasonable prices. Will definitely go back!

    Kate Clute · January 19, 2013
  • KC O.

    Beef cheek tacos are delicious!

    KC Oh · December 28, 2012
  • Thaly G.

    Dos Equis amber!!!

    Thaly Gutiérrez · January 3, 2014

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