(Now Closed)
Latin American Restaurant, Spanish Restaurant, and Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side
165 Allen St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY 10002, United States
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Rayuela: sp. Children's game, hopscotch. Free-Style Latino Cuisine; infusing ingredients from Latin America, The Caribbean & Spain into each dish.

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    "addictively succulent ceviche with chunky pieces"(12 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "The $15 unlimited sangria can't be beat, get the passionfruit!"(4 Tips)
    Erin G.
    "The Paella de Coco (not currently on the menu) is also amazing."(8 Tips)
    ** soulsinger**
    "Try their shrimp guacamole, the beet rissotto is wonderful."(2 Tips)
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  • ceviche
  • sangria
  • cocktails
  • paella
  • roses
  • lobster
  • wine
  • brunch food
  • arepas
  • crab
  • good for dates
  • short rib sliders
  • tamales
  • tapas
  • gnocchi
  • great value
  • caipirinhas
  • sorbet
  • shrimp
  • trendy
  • Nicolette R.

    Sexy spot for a drink. Love the decor here.

    Nicolette Romero · January 4
  • thm

    The space is large and very beautiful. They need to work on their music selection and some snappy attitudes by one particular male waiter this past Saturday. No bueno.

    thm · August 18, 2014
  • Anna K.

    Delicious tapas style restaurant with wonderful ambiance. Ask to be seated upstairs! Order the meatballs, kale salad and short rib sliders. Ask for hot sauce on the side. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Anna Khan · June 14, 2014
  • Katherine F.

    Verde and Rodizio paellas are excellent!

    Katherine F · June 2, 2014
  • Natalie R.

    Highly recommend the rodizio paella

    Natalie R · June 2, 2014
  • Amy L.

    CAREFUL WITH ALLERGIES!Each person in my party ordered their dish without an ingredient (due to allergies, taste preference, etc) and each order came out with the ingredient we asked to have left out

    Amy Lukes · April 18, 2014
  • The Corcoran Group

    This could definitely be our new favorite boozy brunch spot. Order the Arepa - easily one of the best brunch dishes we've had in a while. The $15 unlimited sangria can't be beat, get the passionfruit!

    The Corcoran Group · March 31, 2014
  • Maya J.

    The food is delicious here! Make sure you're not stuck with a bad waiter, though.

    Maya Jimenez 😬 · March 24, 2014
  • Ginger S.

    Must have drinks: Sangria & Coming Up Roses!

    Ginger Stanley · March 20, 2014
  • Ginger S.

    Must have apps: Guacamole, Salmon Rellano, Chicken & Chorizo

    Ginger Stanley · March 20, 2014
  • Gabby D.

    The Everything is Coming Up Roses is Everything!

    Gabby D · March 16, 2014
  • Ryan B.

    bottomless sangria in three flavors tho...

    Ryan Bender · January 19, 2014
  • Cesar A.

    Great happy hour !!!! Come see me at the bar Mondays n Tuesdays!!!

    Cesar An · January 6, 2014
  • Tavonna M.

    Took some friends here last week to celebrate and we had an AMAZING experience! It was sooo beautiful, the food, service, drinks, ambience was EVERYTHING I imagined!!

    Tavonna Miller · December 23, 2013
  • Elie K.

    The gnocchi and the grandma's rabbit were good! Great menu and service overall. the manager Joe is awesome!

    Elie Kardous · December 9, 2013
  • Veronika S.

    This place is amazing. Our favorites were the crab guacamole, octopus with potatoes and rabbit appitizer. 4 appitizers and a ceviche made a very nice meal for us, giving us an opportunity to sample.

    Veronika Sonsev · November 10, 2013
  • Yale

    $15 for bottomless sangria and punch.

    Yale · November 9, 2013
  • Afiya H.

    I wouldn't come back here. The food was good nothing to write home about and the sangria SUCKED. No alcohol. At all.

    Afiya Hosten · November 8, 2013
  • Ria

    Passion fruit sangria!!!

    Ria · November 3, 2013
  • Aparna M.

    Try the Yuca Gnocchi - With English peas, bacon + cream.

    Aparna M · October 22, 2013
  • Nik N.

    Decent food. Great atmosphere. Unlimited sangria. Definitely brunch-speed service.

    Nik Nadolski · October 5, 2013
  • Rob M.

    Nice place, music , ambiance , got it going on. Don't go early, they are not really open until noon ( we were here for 30 min before drinks) service could be much better.

    Rob M · August 4, 2013
  • Lauren H.

    wonderful ceviche spot. great for a summer dinner.

    Lauren Hilary · July 21, 2013
  • amNewYork

    This cozy, freestyle Latino eatery aims to put a new twist on traditional dishes such as tapas and ceviche. The olive tree in the center — which extends to the second floor — adds an organic ambience.

    amNewYork · June 27, 2013
  • !:gem:!

    A restaurant phenom. Sure to please my tastebuds every time. So what will it be tonight? White wine butter poached lobster or ribeye with chimichurri? Ahhhhhh

    !:gem:! · April 6, 2013
  • Scott F.

    Had a mojito cubano to drink, ostras santiago for appetizer, vieras con calabaza ciitrica for entree, and chocolate cortazar for dessert. Despite the small portions everything was delicious.

    Scott Friedberg · March 10, 2013
  • Oscar D.

    I recommend everything and starting with the lobster shrimp quac and spice margarita!! Place rocks!!

    Oscar Dominguez · March 9, 2013
  • Michelle S.

    I have been here so many times and am never disappointed. Had a group dinner here (yet again) and the service was terrific (as usual) - food & wine...fantastic (as usual). Love this place!

    Michelle S · March 1, 2013
  • Vinti B.

    The Eggs Benedict is great, but if you're torn between savory/sweet the Ecuadorean Humita is it! The sweetness of the corn tamal paired with the flavorful kale and soft scramble w salmon is lovely.

    Vinti Bhatnagar · February 2, 2013
  • Lauren B.

    Coffee and soda refills aren't free - and they won't tell you that.

    Lauren Barry · January 19, 2013
  • Cisco S.

    Some of the best drinks around! Try the Rye and the Aguaardiente cocktails. Legend...wait for it, dary!

    Cisco Sanchez · December 5, 2012
  • Claire S.

    Had a great brunch here with a large group. $11 all you can drink speciality sangria, but they didn't treat us or anyone else like cattle like some all-you-can drink brunch places. Food was very good

    Claire Sexton · December 1, 2012
  • Elyse E.

    Trio of ceviches never disappoints. Fish is prob the way to go because my medium rare skirt steak was well done. But the rye cocktail is legit and all alcoholic beverages are phenom.

    Elyse Estrada · October 21, 2012
  • Bhaskar M.

    Great place for brunch.

    Bhaskar Murthy · August 28, 2012
  • Stef S.

    Amazing food, great staff. And awesome ambiance.

    Stef Soks · July 24, 2012
  • soulatino

    Living up to its playful name meaning hopscotch, Rayuela creates a vibrant and inviting mix of sabores from over a dozen Latin American countries to form a revolutionary style of cuisine. Read more

    soulatino · July 23, 2012
  • Valentina M.

    shrimp ceviche changed my life.

    Valentina Monte · July 23, 2012
  • Food Republic

    Spring for the paella, you've never seen so much beautiful seafood on perfectly al dente rice

    Food Republic · June 4, 2012
  • soulatino

    As a starter try the Langosta Revolución, an addictively succulent ceviche with chunky pieces of lobster and shrimp infused in fresh coconut water, lemongrass, and ginger. full review link: Read more

    soulatino · May 22, 2012
  • Gary

    For the paella pulpa, ask for extra crispy and less salt and mayo

    Gary · April 30, 2012
  • Rosario F.

    fantastic food, the squid ink tamales, the avocado cream dessert and the mate icecream all delicious. The caipirinhas are pretty good too.

    Rosario F. · April 29, 2012
  • Dom G.

    Lobster ceviche. Baked oysters. Monkfish. Wow.

    Dom Goodrum · April 22, 2012
  • Andrew C.

    If you enjoy some brunch-time savory/sweet juxtapositions, order the arepa con huevo: pancake-style sweet corn, eggs sunny-side up, light chorizo, covered in deliciously melted manchego cheese

    Andrew Cerda · April 9, 2012
  • The Spark Group

    Gorgeous bar, superb atmosphere, funky cocktails, and creative (& extremely delicious food) put this place at the TOP of our list!

    The Spark Group · March 27, 2012
  • Ryan W.

    $11 bottomless mimosas FTW

    Ryan Williams · March 17, 2012
  • Susan L.

    Benedict for the win

    Susan Loh · March 17, 2012
  • Yvette D.

    Tasty Sage Vodka Mojito

    Yvette Diaz · January 20, 2012
  • M. Silver Associates

    Best cocktails!

    M. Silver Associates · January 11, 2012
  • Gabrielle T.

    Everything on the menu is amazing, from the amazing cocktails down to the avocado cream dessert....very romantic/whimsical atmosphere, make a reservation in advance!

    Gabrielle Tabak · December 29, 2011
  • Nigel C.

    The drinks here are amazing. Try the sherry.

    Nigel Chiwaya · December 3, 2011

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