“The customer service is real good everyone is friendly and make you feel at home, good date spot good food that wont wipe away your finances, nice atmosphere good food will recommend it to anyone!”
“The food was super delicious (and not as pricey as other places) and the dessert tasty with a personal touch.”
“I've heard from friends that they also have a great brunch, and you can sit down with a thirst quenching sangria, beer or wine.”
“Alas, I never realized it could be so hard to get basics downs like chips and salsa - I like my chips very thin and crispy, and I like my salsa basic with kick - literally roasted roma tomatoes, Serrano peppers, salt and pepper.”
“Again, if you want to try great food in an authentic Mexican environment (we talked to the proprietor) then this is the place for you.”
“Food is real good and there desserts left me licking my fingers, honestly I left saying I will definitely come back , very nice date spot.”
“This place is nothing fancy, and kinda off the beaten path, but- the service is so wonderful and the staff very warm.”
“Great food for a reasonable price, was not a big fan of Mexican food till someone brought me to this restaurant.”
“Usually when I find a great little neighborhood restaurant, I try to keep it to myself as long as possible.”
Homecookin'. A friend and I sought out this restaurant because of Citysearch reviews, and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious, and flavorful. Not what normally passes for Mexican in NYC. The margaritas were potent (do check to see how much the tequila list will run you, however. I wouldn't drink premium tequila in a margarita. Those are for sipping!) The mole sauce was dense, multi-layered with flavor. The portions were huge, and the prices were dirt cheap. Will be going back again! Not much to look at, though, but don't be put off.
Excellent Experience!. If you want a comfortable, relaxed, friendly, and no frills atmosphere with delicious and affordable Mexican food, then look no further! A group of us went here for dinner the other night and had a great time. The margaritas were made to perfection, the entrees were fresh and full of flavor and the staff was outstanding! I will definitely be returning with friends to make sure this hidden Mexican haven gets the recognition it deserves!
Pretty Blown Away By This Place. This place is just really good. After I finished my meal here, I felt like my six-year quest for a good (not just decent, but good) Mexican place was over. The food here, IMO, is more Tex-Mex or Cali-Mex than authentic Mexican. I still like Mexicana Mama for more authentic Mexican food. Just really, really impressed with this place. My life was just a little more complete after walking out of this place.
Eat here.. Seriously, you'd be a fool not to. It's cheap and delicious -- just like the Mexican food I grew up with in Oklahoma. The salsa tastes fresh, with plenty of cilantro and a little bite. If you like it spicier, you can doctor it up (as we did) with the hot sauce on the table. The guacamole was delicious -- and they give you a lot of it. I had the mole verde, which covered large pieces of pork that were so tender that my knife was rendered useless. It was served with warm corn tortillas, rice and beans. My date had the chiles rellenos, which he deemed the best chiles rellenos he's ever had. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Did I mention it's cheap? For the guacamole, two entrees, two margaritas and a beer, the tab was $53.
"Fiesta Platter". Last Friday, I was walking with my college friends through the streets of the Lower East Side, when I saw a BIG sign that read "Fiesta Platter". With the Yankees and Boston Logos on it we thought that we should go in and check what this platter had to offer us. We reserved a Platter for Saturday. In which contained eveything that we expected for a good baseball game and good company. You could expected us back at the "Maguey" for reserving more platter for this postseason of the playoffs. Oh Yea, I can't forget to mention that we stood there on Friday and Drank from the new Drink Menu they have, big improvement. Highly Reccomended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
User review by spdrgrl3.
The food was delicious, as were the margaritas. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a big group and were there for a couple of hours, yet we never felt rushed. I had the enchiladas verdes, which were excellent. Be sure to leave room for desertthe sopapilla is worth it.
It's a small place, so if you have a large group it is best to make a reservation.
Excellent Food. The servive the food the price all great!!!! I recommend to everyone...
you WILL find your must have food fix!. took forever to find real mexican food in NYC until i moved a few doors away and then BAM! left on my own again! okay, i am still pissed that El Maguey y La Tuna is no longer in williamsburg! loved the weekend late night live music. hate going to the LES, but, i am forced to go for the mole poblano (am addicted) and enchiladas (try any - they are all great). pozole and menudo are musts especially after late nights out drinking. please please come back!!!
mmmmm. delicious food, excellent service, and a super friendly staff... definitely worth a visit
Great food!. I've been coming to this place for years, it's by far the best mexican restaurant in the city. Just wanted to let everyone know how great the new margaritas are though! I heard through a friend that they just got their liquor licence, so I had to go see what all the buzz was about. They were so good! Much better (and cheaper) than another certain LES Mexican restaurant... The food was outstanding, but that's a given. Everyone should to this place! Their margaritas are so refreshing during the hot NYC summer days.
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