Lucy's Cantina Royale

Lucy's Cantina Royale

Latin American Restaurant, Bar, and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Emily E.
    "Fast service; delicious food (burritos, nachos); HUGE beergaritas."(11 Tips)
    Ken P.
    "Awesome happy hour spot steps from Penn Station and MSG!"(5 Tips)
    Kevin B.
    "Awesome rooftop seating right next to penn!"(12 Tips)
    Kimmie O.
    "For drinks get a frozen margarita or a beergarita ;)."(6 Tips)
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  • Marieke v.
    Marieke van Boven-BrouwerDecember 15, 2016
    Guacamole with chips!
  • Joao V.
    Joao Veloso JrNovember 9, 2016
    Good environment and service/ terrible beer
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"August 5, 2016
    Love the buffalo sliders here! 🍔🍔🍔
  • Howuf
    HowufJuly 20, 2016
    The nachos with steak were amazing! Also even if your plate doesn't include chipotle ketchup, I would ask for some. It goes great with all dishes.
  • Tobias F.
    Tobias FederJuly 15, 2016
    Food is bland. Service bad. They take your credit card when you place the order and give it back to you when you are finished!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BarringerJuly 10, 2016
    Nachos are good. Frozen margaritas are decent as well.
  • Jeremy V.
    Jeremy VerderaMay 18, 2016
    Fun game: see who can finish the Spicy Blue Daisy first :P if you dare...
  • Eldon C.
    Eldon CarandanApril 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Drinks, tacos, chips & guacamole & salsa
  • Anna S.
    Anna SApril 23, 2016
    Get the beergarita and chips and salsa! The tacos are so small - not worth the price.
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinMarch 18, 2016
    Rooftop is cool, environment is fun but... You call yourself a latin place and don't make Micheladas?? Que làstimo!
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyMarch 1, 2016
    Not talking food here, but that grand petron marg gon getcha. Just a tasty godamn drink.
  • Be A.
    Be AnewyorkerNovember 17, 2015
    I made an article on our blog about this place, i went there and really loved the athmosphere and the drinks but i thought the service was terrible ! please visit https://beanewyorker.wordpress.com
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MasslerNovember 8, 2015
    Service friendly. Stay away from the nachos though.
  • John C.
    John ClineNovember 6, 2015
    Service and food are really bad - don't go here for anything other than the bar or the rooftop.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 27, 2015
    For drinks get a frozen margarita or a beergarita ;). Love the roof deck ❤️. Conveniently located by MSG & Penn Station :)
  • Giovanni
    GiovanniSeptember 19, 2015
    Poor service and a very bad margarita. The place is nice but I would have preferred if the music was lower.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KAugust 11, 2015
    It's fairly cheap and close to Penn Station/MSG if you need to go there after
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly FergusobJuly 26, 2015
    Great stop for dinner before catching the train
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroJuly 23, 2015
    It was difficult to get served on the patio so don't expect to get in and out quickly here. I would suggest coming for drinks, not food
  • L B.
    L BJuly 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cute lil rooftop with frozen margaritas
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJuly 15, 2015
    Stale chips are stale.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KimJuly 7, 2015
    Great view in the summer, but the glass bomb fishbowl doesn't have much liquor...
  • Tom H.
    Tom HalleranMay 8, 2015
    Crowded with young professionals when the weather is nice. Price is as high as you'd expect in the area, and beer has been sub-par.
  • Christina
    ChristinaMay 8, 2015
    Average Mexican food and below average service. Roof is nice when you can actually get someone to take your drink order.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteApril 13, 2015
    Come for the happy hour. Great deal on margaritas and various bar foods. It's not the most authentic but there's a roof bar during the summer. Sacrifices for midtown
  • Lola Y.
    Lola YorkApril 11, 2015
    caipirinhas!!!
  • Maria G.
    Maria GranadosApril 6, 2015
    Below average Mexican food. Delicious passion fruit margarita and definitely good for happy hour. Just spend money on food elsewhere.
  • Akshata K.
    Akshata KaliaMarch 15, 2015
    Amazing nachos. Dont get the chicken burrito
  • Abiodun D.
    Abiodun DoomFebruary 19, 2015
    The fish tacos are amazing
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangFebruary 12, 2015
    Try the Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and the La Casa Salad.
  • Mandar M.
    Mandar MDecember 31, 2014
    This sign is for the ladies only puh-lease lol
  • rich m.
    rich masioDecember 14, 2014
    Great for b&t commuters and Santacon schmucks. Otherwise avoid.
  • Karla M.
    Karla MNovember 15, 2014
    Frozen margarita's too sweet
  • Michael Steven W.
    Michael Steven WilliamsOctober 17, 2014
    Beergarita is real...
  • TripleJ18
    TripleJ18October 12, 2014
    Been here twice & both times horrendous service. Waitress can't understand English, she was super slow, TV was waaaay too loud and she argued with us over an extra cup of salsa for our quesadilla
  • Butterfly
    ButterflyOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They need to hire waitresses whobcan speak and understand English to deal with customers. Chipotle makes much better quesadillas! Horrible!
  • LeAnna C.
    LeAnna ChristiansenOctober 4, 2014
    Decent happy hour but beware - this place gets jammed packed and wait service is eh.
  • MoeMan M.
    MoeMan MichoSeptember 21, 2014
    The waitresses & bartenders are gorgeous!!!
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WebbSeptember 11, 2014
    Love this place. The drinks are strong. Try the steak quesadilla.
  • Paola M.
    Paola MoraAugust 30, 2014
    Pretty sure the chef drives a cab during the day. Tacos are microwaved. Save yourself. Don't come here.
  • John S.
    John SwordsAugust 26, 2014
    Very edible Mexican food on a roof top deck at Penn Station... who knew?!
  • Alexander M.
    Alexander McRaeAugust 25, 2014
    Great quesodillas, margaritas, and guacamole. Sit on the roof!
  • Dayna F.
    Dayna FlowersAugust 21, 2014
    Food was good but the margaritas even better.
  • Apryl M.
    Apryl MAugust 20, 2014
    Trying the fish tacos
  • Karina F.
    Karina FreireAugust 8, 2014
    latin american food
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    Awesome happy hour spot steps from Penn Station and MSG! The Margaritas are amazing! Plus Lucy's has a great rooftop setting! Awesome place!
  • Missie
    MissieAugust 7, 2014
    Sit on the rooftop and order a beergarita!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SeilbackAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great drinks especially on the rooftop. Decent Mexican food
  • Jaime-Lynn M.
    Jaime-Lynn MuratoreAugust 5, 2014
    Very busy place great atmosphere and the guac is amazing!!
  • Rickina C.
    Rickina CAugust 4, 2014
    Can't do hard tacos on anything but beef? Why? Terrible service.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJune 27, 2014
    Don't eat here.
  • Lizz V.
    Lizz VicuñaJune 19, 2014
    Poor menu. And the burritos are smaller compared to other places. Not bad tho
  • Fiveboro f.
    Great vibe! Calamari is awesome! Mike Murphy on the vocals can't go wrong
  • Fortune C.
    Fortune CookieJune 8, 2014
    Overpriced tourist trap
  • CJ T.
    CJ TomanelliJune 3, 2014
    Service was great. Food was mediocre. Margarita was awful.
  • Mewty M.
    Mewty MonokuroboMay 27, 2014
    Cool bar, if u would like to get the beach feeling, pls come here. Price is ok and service is warm
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CasteloMay 17, 2014
    The quesadillas are very good..
  • Elif M.
    Elif MvrkMay 14, 2014
    You should try the corn.
  • Arlo H.
    Arlo HemphillMay 5, 2014
    Feliz 5 de Mayo! #nyc #travel #ttot #Manhattan #Chelsea #Mexico
  • Dave K.
    Dave KerpenApril 25, 2014
    WORST. Service. Ever. Avoid at all costs.
  • Apurva L.
    Apurva LimayeMarch 23, 2014
    This is a wonderful place for a date or hanging out with friends.Do go upstairs to enjoy the view! Heated lamps are amazing to keep you warm.Fish tacos and beergaritas are a must!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WalkerMarch 23, 2014
    Turn around. Leave and go some place else. Meat off a random street cart would be better than this. Don't believe me? Try yourself but remember I warned you.
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongMarch 10, 2014
    Ranchero Chicken Salad can feed 2
  • Mike O.
    Mike OhanyereMarch 1, 2014
    Love. You will enjoy your time here
  • lynn A.
    lynn ArolaFebruary 19, 2014
    Gluten free tacos
  • Derek M.
    Derek MartinDecember 30, 2013
    Worst salsa ever. The Tasteless, rubbery, red dyed, out if a jar nightmare that should have never made it to a NYC restaurant
  • Derek M.
    Derek MartinDecember 30, 2013
    Worst Salsa ever. Tasteless, red dyed, rubbery sludge.
  • Anand C.
    Anand ChanderasekaranDecember 16, 2013
    If ur vegetarian never go here , they put meat in ur vegetarian food - Beware
  • Neal U.
    Neal U.October 20, 2013
    Affordable drinks in an otherwise insane neighborhood. Score.
  • Abhi
    AbhiOctober 12, 2013
    Top of the hour specials!
  • Corey M.
    Corey MSeptember 18, 2013
    Just say no. Food was tepid, service was disinterested, and drinks were mediocre.
  • Hilda S.
    Hilda SotoAugust 21, 2013
    Drinks were on point the sliders were awesome
  • Jay
    JayAugust 14, 2013
    Waited half hour for a simple burrito. Walked out. Won't be back.
  • Joel H.
    Joel Hamberg MagnussonAugust 14, 2013
    The beergarita is a must.
  • Anjana L.
    Anjana LinganAugust 10, 2013
    Fish tacos n frozen margarita..
  • Kimberly C.
    Kimberly ChinJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food. Pathetically slow staff.
  • Jazmine C.
    Beermargarita & Malibu and coke.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BartonJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My sister hated this place. They have some horrible service. They gave our drinks to another table, took a long time to bring our food and didn't bring my sister her chipotle mayo. Good drinks tho
  • Erika M.
    Erika MarcialJune 17, 2013
    Save your money. Got our order wrong and the food wasn't even worth it.
  • JK S.
    JK SmithJune 15, 2013
    Sit on the roof.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BrooksJune 14, 2013
    Great place for drinks while waiting near Penn station
  • Vidhi K.
    Vidhi KMJune 11, 2013
    Terrible service and overpriced food and drinks.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RuvoloJune 2, 2013
    Don't get the food!! Tastes awful and is barely palatable. We even asked for lemons for our drinks and they looked used. Service was also terrible.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BJune 2, 2013
    Stay away from anything that can be considered food here. That includes any garnish for your drink
  • Ann G.
    Ann GottschalkMay 22, 2013
    The nachos... mmmm
  • Kimberly F.
    Kimberly FisherMay 20, 2013
    Love the place, hate the bartender being a total b***** right now.
  • Tristan W.
    Tristan WhiteMay 18, 2013
    Did fighting endgame innings scrub s
  • Tristan W.
    Tristan WhiteMay 17, 2013
    Fluff fuck offices
  • Rónán G.
    Rónán GallagherApril 30, 2013
    The handle to the mens room opens upwards!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KwiatekApril 9, 2013
    Horrible service. Waited for almost an hour for the blandest burrito ever. Definitely wouldn't recommend based on this visit.
  • Emily E.
    Emily EganMarch 1, 2013
    Fast service; delicious food (burritos, nachos); HUGE beergaritas. Dig in!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CNovember 17, 2012
    Delicious Passion Fruit Margaritas! Tart and sweet= yum!!!
  • Wayward J.
    Wayward JournalsOctober 5, 2012
    Try the Vegetarian Burrito - #vegan
  • Wayward J.
    Wayward JournalsOctober 5, 2012
    Try the Guacamole and Chips - #vegan
  • Inaki O.
    Inaki OrozcoAugust 23, 2012
    Get a Riazul Tequila, it's amazing!!
  • Anna M.
    Anna McPheeAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BE WARNED: Party's of two should not take on this beast without the help of strangers. But it is truly amazing so wrangle up three great friends and enjoy the night!
  • ECava
    ECavaJune 30, 2012
    For a tourist trap, this place is alright. Over 20 tequilas, serviceable tacos and $9 giant beergaritas. Yeah. Beergaritas.
  • Alissa F.
    Alissa FerrantiJune 27, 2012
    worst service ever!!! b
  • Julianne T.
    Julianne TangJune 14, 2012
    Sad to say that the food here is not impressive. If you do go, go for the cocktails and the rooftop seating.
  • Jamie J.
    Jamie JohnsonJune 9, 2012
    Awful margaritas, terrible service
  • Erin S.
    Erin SheaMay 19, 2012
    Sluts. Slow service but good booze.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SoaresMay 15, 2012
    Chilli Hot dog + beerguerita
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BaumerMay 6, 2012
    Awesome rooftop seating right next to penn!
  • Tony E.
    Tony EdwardsApril 24, 2012
    Fried Fish Tacos w/mango salsa!!!
  • Pedro G.
    Pedro G.April 13, 2012
    Beergarita sux. Customer service is terrible... Plz get a new manager btw -.-"
  • Veronica D.
    Veronica De SouzaApril 7, 2012
    If you sit here long enough you'll get drunk via osmosis
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MoonMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Pollo a la kimonos wrap with mango salsa... yum!
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LamMarch 13, 2012
    This place is self-seated during lunch. It's quite a nice place to eat especially if you are rushing through lunch alone.
  • Jim C.
    Jim ClarkMarch 12, 2012
    The chips & guacamole are awesome!
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea SoltusFebruary 27, 2012
    Try the paper bag chips with the tequila salsa! Goes great with Coronas! great happy hour too.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 17, 2012
    Full of commuters during the week – but you should still stop in and try their Cactus Rose or Baja Iced Tea cocktails, which should be enjoyed outside on the patio!
  • Chris T.
    Chris TurnerFebruary 8, 2012
    Friendly staff, were happy to serve food at almost midnight. Chicken Nachos - very nice!
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal GaytanDecember 26, 2011
    Get the beergarita!!!
  • Amit K.
    Amit K.December 22, 2011
    On weekdays, pretty bad service while the commuters are waiting for their trains back to farmville but it gets bearable after.
  • Kristen E.
    Kristen EdwardsDecember 21, 2011
    Hang your bag or coat on the hooks under the tables.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BellewNovember 26, 2011
    Guac & Chips... That is all.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NicholsonOctober 21, 2011
    Food came super fast. Manager guys is pretty cool too.
  • Kane A.
    Kane AlbarronOctober 21, 2011
    Bad bad margaritas. And not the good bad.
  • Gaudiness
    GaudinessOctober 17, 2011
    Food was really good but Watch OUT Service can be really slow!
  • Amy C.
    Amy CatanoOctober 14, 2011
    Don't expect good service or anything like that. Apparently that's a feat too difficult here. *rolls eyes
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LenahanOctober 7, 2011
    Great garden in the back!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 27, 2011
    Frozen margaritas ($9) are served year-round, and heat lamps can keep you toasty.
  • Barbara W.
    Barbara WoodsSeptember 21, 2011
    It is all that and a bag a chips!!
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy ChenSeptember 17, 2011
    buffalo wings!
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy ChenSeptember 17, 2011
    Rooftop and lively music!
  • chris l.
    chris laneAugust 23, 2011
    The time to come is right after happy hour. Pricey but great music.
  • Carmen d.
    Carmen da SilvaAugust 15, 2011
    Rooftop margaritas are always just that much tastier. Read more
  • Nichole M.
    Nichole MooneyAugust 7, 2011
    Daily Happy Hour: 4-6pm
  • Billy S.
    Billy SaltsJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Want a good healthy lunch? Try the chili or the fish tacos. Awesome!
  • Shiv H.
    Shiv HiraJuly 19, 2011
    Never gets the street cred it deserves given its so close to penn station. But my friends the wings are good and so are the burritos
  • Mark N.
    Mark NesterJuly 15, 2011
    I had the pork tacos. Greasy, but very tasty. Check'em out...
  • Erin S.
    Erin ShepherdJune 1, 2011
    Awesome. Definitely recommend!!
  • DC After Five
    DC After FiveFebruary 26, 2011
    Great margs!
  • Cdub S.
    Cdub SharpceeJanuary 5, 2011
    Passion Fruit Margarita. 2 thumbs up
  • Johnny R.
    Johnny RemigioJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Careful with the stairs on your way DOWN to the bathroom!
  • Ian B.
    Ian BOctober 13, 2010
    Annoying that you can't bring drinks from downstairs to the upstairs.
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GrovesOctober 7, 2010
    Two words: fish tacos.
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SnellOctober 2, 2010
    The steak burrito is fantastic!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    try the burritos..
  • Sandeep
    SandeepJuly 29, 2010
    Make sure its not raining when u go...
  • Billy S.
    Billy SaltsJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Me? I'm happy with the chili and chips!
  • Diablo
    DiabloJuly 21, 2010
    Good luck if you're a vegetarian, the only thing for you is the veggie burrito.
  • Adrianne B.
    Adrianne BenzionJuly 13, 2010
    4-6 $3 pacificos an coors lt. $6 bajas
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCJuly 4, 2010
    The 4-6pm happy hour does not carry over to the roof. :(
  • Randolph H.
    Randolph HernandezJune 20, 2010
    Holy crap a whole lotta tequila!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GuerreroJune 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Deal: $3 Dollar Coors Light between 4pm - 6pm.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CoatesMay 17, 2010
    The "all-that-and-a-bag-o-chips" is pretty good. White paper bag full of tortilla crisps and 2 salsas + guacamole. Yummy and cheap! If you're gonna drink, you gotta eat...
  • Asher R.
    Asher RapkinFebruary 3, 2010
    Check out the heated patio in the back
  • viviana
    vivianaApril 20
    Me encantó la terraza, ricos los nachos! Al lado de la estación por si necesitas matar el tiempo con algo rico y estilo.
  • Raissa S.
    Raissa StivalDecember 8, 2015
    Caso esteja passando entre a 8ª e a 7ª avenida, faça um pit stop, a vista de cima é linda e um chopp acompanha bem.
  • Laura L.
    Laura Lucio GonzálezSeptember 6, 2015
    Terraza genial, beergaritas margarita con corona en el centro
  • Fer C.
    Fer CAugust 23, 2015
    La terraza está muy a gusto, los famoso son las margaritas ($11 dls).
  • Cristiane X.
    Cristiane XavierAugust 7, 2015
    Atendimento ruim, mas o espaço é legal, a vista é ótima e o preço justo.
  • Flávia K.
    Flávia Khalil👛February 21, 2015
    Pra tomar uma corona e comer um tacos, é Mara!!!! As atendentes são péssimas...
  • Leandro F.
    Comida mexicana muito gostosa e bom atendimento! Se a noite estiver quente procure as mesas do andar de cima.
  • Gabriela C.
    Gabriela CellaJanuary 14, 2013
    Macho Nachos:::::spicy!!!!! Muito bom!!!!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SoaresJune 22, 2012
    Descobrimos aqui a BeerGarita (cerveja + marguerita), muito bom! Bar cheio para o happy hour.
  • Renato Thomé L.
    Renato Thomé LucenteApril 18, 2011
    Show de bola! Macho Nachos é ducarai!!! Viva o Brasil, sil, sil!!!
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