179 Avenue B (btwn E 11th & E 12th St), New York, NY 10009
Closed until 5:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Authentic Mexican cuisine by nationally renowned Chef Patricio Sandoval.


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87 Tips

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  • "All you can eat taco special - great value and soooo delicious" (2 tips)
  • "... of your choice and the Estilo Baja tacos. With a group? Order a a variety of..." (3 tips)
  • "You have to try the cucumber margarita. Great summer drink!" (2 tips)
  • Village Voice

    This Choice Eats participant brought Tacos de Camaron: Shrimp, roasted garlic, chipotle mojo, and avocado. Tasty!

    Village Voice · December 22, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Try the mango guacamole-avocado, mango, jicama, and chile chipotle-big hit at Choice Eats!

    Village Voice · January 2, 2011
  • Katie S.

    sunday and monday nights = all you can eat little tacos all night long for $23 (happens other nights, starts later). here's the challenge: can you eat 10?

    Katie S. · August 17, 2010
  • Cory E.

    My favorite Mexican food place in NYC. Tacos pastor (pork-pineapple tacos) are the best. Read more

    Cory E. · January 8, 2010
  • Filipe F.

    Do a guacamole tasting and try the spicy drinks (papa low is my favorite)

    Filipe F. · March 30, 2009
  • Vishal G.

    Try the 3 guac appetizer. Amazing, love the orange guac.

    Vishal G. · October 19, 2011
  • Shiv G.

    Try the shrimp tacos and the strawberry margaritas!

    Shiv G. · March 16, 2010
  • Jen L.

    Grilled corn. Get it. Now. So good. Go across the street to Mercadito Ave B for the camarones tacos.

    Jen L. · May 13, 2009
  • Mike H.

    This happy hour is the dopest. Dank ceviche. Gangsta guac. Mastapiece margs. Highly recommended.

    Mike H. · January 1
  • geoff f.

    skip dinner and go liquid. margaritas!!!

    geoff f. · August 22, 2009
  • Amelia P.

    the spicy papa low drink and the shrimp tacos are muy muy delicioso.

    Amelia P. · March 27, 2009
  • Tony X.

    Tiny, disorganized, and average food. Big letdown. Major overabundance of rich white snobs that have problems figuring out what the minimum tip is. Thankfully, drinks were great and so was our server.

    Tony X. · December 30, 2012
  • Tarrah

    I have tried almost every type of taco from Mercadito and in my opinion, tacos de camaron are by far the best!

    Tarrah · October 18, 2010
  • Ashley A.

    Haven't had anything on the menu that I haven't enjoyed. Always a yes.

    Ashley A. · May 11, 2010
  • Kieter C.

    yum.. lost a taco eating contest here with the all you can eat taco special here monday and tuesday but left with the beast feeling full and well placated! Read more

    Kieter C. · April 27, 2010
  • Jeana C.

    The homemade tortilla chips alone are worth going for. Order one of their guacs to accompany them. Yum!

    Jeana C. · March 22, 2010
  • Phoebe E.

    Get a fish taco, of course, silly!

    Phoebe E. · July 5, 2009
  • Jessica V.

    check out Mercadito Cantina. Ask for the passion fruit margarita.

    Jessica V. · May 26, 2009
  • Jessica H.

    Love this place -- Great service, food, and the margaritas are amazing. Try the cucumber and the habanero.

    Jessica H. · July 16, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    East Village taco spot with solid tacos that go beyond standard rice and beans. A little pricey, but open late.

    Serious Eats · April 2, 2013
  • William H.

    Dont get the cucumber margarita.

    William H. · July 14, 2012
  • Vishal G.

    Shrimp enchiladas are bonkers

    Vishal G. · October 19, 2011
  • Lindsay

    Ensalada verde with steak is phenominal

    Lindsay · August 7, 2011
  • naoum

    Food is great. Service not so much..

    naoum · March 20, 2011
  • @MisterHirsch

    Must try cocktail ----> b.n.g.t.m. (Big nose goes to mexico) with Herradura Blanco & reposado, dark rum, guava, orgeat, and a touch of fire ... No really, FIRE. :)

    @MisterHirsch · December 24, 2010
  • @MisterHirsch

    Must try cocktail ----> b.n.g.t.m. (Big nose goes to mexico) with Herradura Blanco & reposado, dark rum, guava, orgeat, and a touch of fire ... No really, FIRE. :)

    @MisterHirsch · December 24, 2010
  • Jessica T.

    Not as good as Mesa Coyocan in Williamsburg.

    Jessica T. · July 31, 2010
  • Cristina F.

    The service was really bad and the food wasn't good enough to make up for it.

    Cristina F. · May 8, 2010
  • Rebecca G.

    Make sure you order the carnitas! Best ever!

    Rebecca G. · April 12, 2010
  • Anna K.

    You have to try the cucumber margarita. Great summer drink!

    Anna K. · February 23, 2010
  • RDW

    free guacamole and some fish tacos, plus a rude duo we had to outsource, good times with a broad named after a beer

    RDW · February 20, 2010
  • Mike A.

    Stay away from the coffee and get the pozole.

    Mike A. · February 15, 2010
  • Marc G.

    Had the mini tacos - pernil, pescadero, etc. All good!

    Marc G. · August 26, 2009
  • Adam H.

    They don't really honor reservations so be prepared to wait

    Adam H. · 2 weeks ago
  • Ajay K.

    Taco Tuesdays: $5 for 2. Get the pescado and the mushroom. One of the best deals in the East Village.

    Ajay K. · January 29
  • The Corcoran Group

    Some of the best margaritas and tacos in the city. We especially love coming here for the all you can eat tacos (only $23) and happy hour specials. Great food without breaking the bank!

    The Corcoran Group · August 30, 2013
  • Michael Z.

    I didn't see any mention of the Tortas on the tips, but after I had the Pastor I couldn't believe it was not up here. Long live the Pastor Tortas!

    Michael Z. · July 4, 2013
  • Michael M.

    Mahi mahi tacos.. so delicious.

    Michael M. · June 9, 2013
  • Red F.

    Second best mexican food in the hood (after Zaragoza Deli, fur realz), but more upscale and sit-down-y. Resist the all-you-can-eat tacos, not worth the price. Still great food though.

    Red F. · March 12, 2013
  • Ana A.

    Enchiladas are really tasty. If you go on Saturday or Sunday you can get a brunch item plus rice and beans and a cocktail for $18.

    Ana A. · March 9, 2013
  • Elizabeth I.

    Head there in the late afternoon on a weekend. Pick a brunch beverage of your choice and the Estilo Baja tacos. With a group? Order a a variety of tacos so you can try them all!

    Elizabeth I. · March 9, 2013
  • Sarah G.

    The food was delicious but the service was slow and the entrees were brought out at different times.

    Sarah G. · January 5, 2013
  • Eric J.

    Get the brussel sprouts. You shan't be disappointed.

    Eric J. · January 2, 2013
  • sharmeen

    horrible place. .came to support restaurants affected by sandy in food crawl. bartender was rude. basically said we had to get special or may as well leave. go to cafecita. you'll get treated better.

    sharmeen · November 18, 2012
  • Bryant B.

    Tacos in order: estilo baja, carne, carnitas de puerco, pollo, pastor & pescado. Didn't try the rest

    Bryant B. · October 23, 2012
  • Jennifer K.

    Other than the mango guac, really nothing special. Overpriced margarita's and food is good but nothing special.

    Jennifer K. · June 10, 2012
  • Yogie T.

    Food SUCKS! But drinks are good and a bit on $$ side. Staff just stand around getting paid for just standing.

    Yogie T. · May 26, 2012
  • Phil C.

    For a perfect experience, get the shrimp tacos (the best in nyc) a reposado margarita and guacomole. Ask for the habanero salsa crema!

    Phil C. · February 14, 2012
  • Matthew F.

    Fantastic food and tacos

    Matthew F. · February 12, 2012
  • 🔘Juanmpe🔘

    Taco Camaron !!

    🔘Juanmpe🔘 · April 26, 2012

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