19 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.721632 -73.997350
Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoLita
Service? – The service was horrible! It took a ridiculously long time to just take our drinks and almost just as long to get them. My friends order was also messed up so it was sent back than took a long time to back out. The food was just ok and the service was gross so I'm not heading back.
Not Worth the Money at all – I went here with 2 girlfriends a few weeks ago. I had a Scoutmob coupon so I figured it'd be worth a try. I saw in other reviews that people mentioned the bad service but didn't think much of it. Well, they were right. The service was horrible. I'm not a snob when it comes to that stuff, I don't expect people to wait hand and foot on me but this was really bad. The waitress took forever to take our order. Then once the food came, she had messed up my order and she sent it back to fix it. I ordered a salad with shrimp and it took 30 minutes to get the corrected order back. 30 minutes for a salad! no apologies on her part either. The food was bland and overpriced. their salsa is great....that was a plus. ha. For the money, it wasn't worth it...even with a 50% coupon.
Fabulous food, ok drinks. crap service – So, long time fan of Mexican Radio. Came in this Saturday. Food was fresh and great as usual. Drinks were ok, when we could get them. Seems like the staff was more interested in doing shots with eachother than paying attention to their customers. Also, present odor in restaurant is unbearable. Asked staff about stench. They said there was a flood a month ago and owners haven't fixed it yet. Why?? Will not return.
Veg friendly and friendly, accommodating bartenders – I went in a while ago to Mexican Radio and had dinner and margs with my friend at the bar. We can be picky margarita drinkers, and the bartender completely accommodated our picky needs. I was just going to bookmark this page, but when I saw some negative reviews, I decided to give a good one to help boost it's ratings!
The food was really good, and I'm no longer a vegetarian, but I get cravings for seitan here and there, and there's didn't disappoint!
No, it's not the fastest service ever, but we still had good & friendly service, so just don't go if you're in a big rush. Who wants to rush through a meal anyways?
I'll be back there fo' sho!
Fave Mexican in the city – This is my favorite mexican restaurant in the city. Dos Equis on tap, great salsa, great enchilladas, and knock your socks off margaritas. Has a secret celebrity following as well. My friend saw Tyra Banks here once.
Not understanding why old reviews are coming up ... This is 2009 – Mexican Radio's food is fantastic and made fresh daily. I don't know why the reviews from almost a year ago keep popping up but let's talk about the here and now not the OH MY GOODNESS that was so long ago... The music can be updated a little but the Margarita's wonderful waitstaff and food make up for it....
I don't understand why there are so many negatives in such a positive place ... Sit at the bar and enjoy the bar show with the two best tenders during the weekend rush Thurs, Fri or Sat... I enjoy it immensely... It is always like being with an extension of your family...
Horrible service! – Between the atrociously rude hostess and the lengthy wait, staying for the food wasn't worth it. We were told a 45 minute wait, at an hour and a half of waiting (with empty tables available), we left. The hostess seemed annoyed with our lack of reservations despite the fact that when we called to make one, they refused to accept it for a group fewer than 8 people. I will definitely not be returning.
Best Mexican food – After reading prior reviews I felt the need to review Mexican Radio myself. My friends and I have been going here for years and never have we been disappointed. We continue to bring new people to the restaurant and like wise no one is disappointed. Like any other restaurants there are going to be some negative points them being: You usually have a wait to be seated even with a reservation. Paying for chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant is ridiculous its almost like having to pay for bread and butter at an Italian restaurant. And finally the guacamole is not much to be desired. The food over all is the best Mexican I have had in the city, I typically eat the chimichanga or Plantain Rellenos both are to die for. The margaritas are made to perfection. Many people have complained that its over priced I more then disagree, review their menu the most expensive thing is shrimp fajitas at $19. Compare this to a chain restaurant like Apple Bees which offers Fajitas for $16 now would you rather the authenticity and fresh tasting food of a true Mexican restaurant? For me ill pay the extra $3 and skip the generic chain food restaurants. This Resutrant is a must try, You be the judge
Service consistantly bad and food below average – Unfortunately, bad food and even worse service. I have gone to this establishment four times now, as I love mexican food and live 100 yrds away. People keep telling me to keep trying. Every time I have gone I have been disappointed. The food is always just mediocre. The price extremely high. It is mexican food for christ sake. But the worst part is the service. Management is rarely conscious of what is going on. I just left the establishment, after a 15 minute wait turned into 45. While sitting at the bar, I watched the host sit new arrivals immediately after I had been waited 40 minutes. When I mentioned I was on the waiting list, he said "Oops. Sorry. Didn't know there was a list." To make matters worse, the bartender ignored my party, more interested in re stacking her vodka bottles. I ran out before I had the opportunity to be delivered the wrong meal for the fourth time. Never again. AND I MEAN NEVER!!!!
New Owners? – I used to go to Mexican Radio at least once a month, usually on the weekends, but often during the week when the place felt much more like a neighborhood haunt- friendly service, comforting high-quality food, strong drinks... not having been in about 6 months i was shocked to see that the place has gone almost completely down the toilet. none of the above qualities seemed to apply on my most recent visit- the service was piss-poor and came mostly from new faces, the place was dirty, and the general warm, good spirit that i had come to know has almost completely vanished. the only thing that remained consistent was the good service and strong drinks from the bar. i could be wrong, but the Mexican Radio that i had come to know and love appears to have been bought by someone who cares far less about quality food, service, and atmosphere than it's previous owners. oh well, i guess another one bites the dust.
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