El Centro

El Centro

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Marisa W.
    "You all were right, the steak chilaquiles are AMAZING!"(9 Tips)
    Sonali J.
    "Hands down the best Mahi Mahi tacos in the world."(7 Tips)
    Kasia K.
    "shrimp quesadilla and all frozen margaritas are more than awesome."(7 Tips)
    Júlia C.
    "Awesome shrimp quesadillas and frozen margaritas!"(4 Tips)
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  • Amy M.
    Amy Mixa2 days ago
    The jalapeno margaritas, chorizo quesadillas, and short rib tacos were amazing!!!
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunnSeptember 8, 2017
    Great SangraritaInterestingly delicious chilaquiles
  • Antonello L.
    Antonello LoddoAugust 1, 2017
    Fish tacos and margaritas
  • Ypereiro
    YpereiroJuly 23, 2017
    Great food
  • Ypereiro
    YpereiroJune 25, 2017
    Great burritos
  • Michael F.
    Eclectic but fun decor, decent drinks, highly mediocre and uninspired food. Not bad just nothing special
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BishopApril 2, 2017
    Get the chilaquiles. So good!
  • Ricardo N.
    Ricardo NavamuelMarch 8, 2017
    Grilled shrimp fajitas 😍
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret McConnellJanuary 4, 2017
    Tacos: fish, steak, shrimp 😋 Also like the veggie burrito. You can get it vegan.
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret McConnellJanuary 4, 2017
    The shrimp 🍤 tacos are AMAZING. Free chips but I'd skip them unless you want to leave stuffed!
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 18, 2016
    Very friendly service with wonderful mexican cuisine served. Their tortilla casserole with grilled prawn was so yummy! Frozen magherita also packs a punch.
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MaddoxOctober 4, 2016
    Loved the bright colors and funky decor! We had the taco trio: shrimp (❤️), carnitas, and veggie - and the steak tamale (❤️yum). This would be a great spot for a date night!
  • JT T.
    JT TeranAugust 6, 2016
    You'll want to visit El Centro for their margaritas. They come in a few flavors and they are all phenomenal. The food here is pretty good too, but the drinks definitely steal the show.
  • Elsa C.
    Elsa CerveraJuly 22, 2016
    Michelada! And baja taco
  • Nico E.
    Nico EggertJuly 20, 2016
    The tacos are amazing. Go for the trio!
  • Claire B.
    Claire BrownJune 29, 2016
    Vegetable Burrito (without cheese and cream) was AMAZING!! Guacamole is top notch!
  • Diane J.
    Diane Jean-MaryApril 9, 2016
    Tamale is seasoned to perfection but not girthy enough
  • ✨Kelsey✨
    ✨Kelsey✨April 2, 2016
    Order the mahi mahi tacos – deliciously messy, bite-size flavor bombs. Boom
  • Eric R.
    Eric RohrMarch 30, 2016
    Chilaquiles are incredible!
  • Kristi D.
    Kristi DuarteMarch 13, 2016
    The shrimp tacos are awesome. Mahi-mahi tacos were bland. Will defo come back, but in the summer. It's a cold night and they kept the door open all night. Everyone had their jackets on.
  • Timon F.
    Timon FokkerNovember 24, 2015
    Try the corn on the cob
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RichardsNovember 1, 2015
    The breakfast burrito is excellent.
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KOctober 18, 2015
    shrimp quesadilla and all frozen margaritas are more than awesome. This actually changed the "quesadilla" word meaning for me. Wow!
  • Tessa C.
    Tessa ClarkeSeptember 27, 2015
    The sea bass Chiliquilles!!.......The queso dip and chicken quesadillas!!!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawSeptember 7, 2015
    The frozen ginger margaritas are AMAZING. The salsa is great as well.
  • 💋лолиьта💋
    💋лолиьта💋September 7, 2015
    i love Chicken Nachos!I am coming from Greece and every time i want to eat it!!!
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteSeptember 3, 2015
    The fish chilaquiles was SO good, and so filling. Don't look anywhere else on the menu, just do it.
  • Cameron S.
    Cameron SheltonAugust 8, 2015
    The guacamole is incredible along with the quesadillas, too.
  • i3klyngirl
    i3klyngirlJuly 30, 2015
    Fish tacos were amazing.
  • Tian X.
    Tian XieJuly 12, 2015
    A lot of love for the chilaquiles in the tips here, but I found the tortilla to meat proportion to be a little too high.
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerJuly 2, 2015
    Chilaquiles need to join your Mexican rotation, asap. And a large margarita is a way better value, but you already knew that.
  • M. P.
    M. P.June 26, 2015
    Coca-Cola carnitas were a little dry, and the mahi taco had a little kick to it. I'd recommend the braised beef taco overall. All toppings were delicate, tasty & well proportioned. Service was timely.
  • Kath
    KathMay 21, 2015
    Food is amazing here! Try everything!
  • Rhea 🌺 P.
    Rhea 🌺 PMay 10, 2015
    Horrible service!! Taking order and getting food too such a long time. They barely refilled water. Food was ok- burrito was too crispy and very wimpy on rice and beans!!! NOT COOL!
  • Michael D.
    Michael Ducille JrMarch 31, 2015
    Those drinks thooo...
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MoriniMarch 10, 2015
    Good food and perfect pit stop when walking back to the subway from the armory show. Get the guacamole and their chips are delicious
  • Athina K.
    Athina KlironomouJanuary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best margaritas
  • Arman
    ArmanJanuary 18, 2015
    The best mexican in NYC, no doubt!
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisNovember 26, 2014
    Great spot for skinny margaritas and dinner before a show at Terminal 5
  • Nathalie D.
    Nathalie De ClercqNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The corn is delicious. Might get messy though so eat it with someone that you are comfortable with!
  • Amber V.
    Amber VittoriaNovember 15, 2014
    Great place for lunch in midtown. However, there is no dessert.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McGOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the chilaquiles
  • Jean-Louis H.
    Jean-Louis H.October 17, 2014
    Rude service. Ask to pay the check with my glass still full ...
  • Natasha S.
    Natasha SokolovaSeptember 24, 2014
    Vegetarian burritos, fish tacos, guacamole, corn on the cobb, and enchiladas are AWESOME. I eat here a couple times a month. Lol.. Never disappoints.
  • Carla S.
    Carla SchoemanSeptember 11, 2014
    What an amazing experience!!! Have a coconut frozen margarita- you know you want to!!
  • L.A. P.
    L.A. PomeroySeptember 7, 2014
    Brunch burrito & small Bloody Maria great start to the NYFW adventures. Super fast service a big plus
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellSeptember 6, 2014
    Yummy margs and big portions. Not mind blowing Mexican, but a good spot to stay a while and drink.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassAugust 23, 2014
    Good place to sit outside n enjoy some margaritas, food is pretty good too. Avoid inside if possible as very cramped.
  • Júlia C.
    Júlia CastellóAugust 23, 2014
    Awesome shrimp quesadillas and frozen margaritas!
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