767 Washington St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.737505 -74.008016
Monday To Thursday From 12:00 PM To 02:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 04:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
Reminds you of your twenties – For a very tasty meal for under ten bucks and a very drinkable $30 pitcher of margaritas, I would go back. The ambience is very anti-New York, and you won't see the S-x in the City crowd here, but if you are looking for packs of twenty year olds and melted cheese, it's a safe bet. No attitude, good food, fun atmosphere, and strong drinks can't be all bad. A fun date spot if you are trying to take somebody serious down a notch or two.
GREAT Substitute if you're a Texan in NYC Jonesing for Chuy's or ALMOST Proper Tex-Mex – Imagine: 6 women...4 of whom are Texan...walk into this joint. We ALL said, "It's JUST LIKE Chuy's and it *smells* like Chuy's!!!" (If you're a Texan, you know what that comment means -- GOOD...VERY, VERY GOOD.) It even had walls covered with Elvis...minus the velvet.
We were seated promptly and COMPLETELY taken care of for the entire visit.
The tortilla soup was good, but if you ask for a dollup of sour cream, a side of cilantro -- it's like you never left home. The cheese enchiladas weren't like home, but "okay" for NYC...it was like eating a block of cheese. The chili con queso wasn't like home, either BUT IT HAS A NICE BITE (any respectable Texan KNOWS it's made with Velveeta, Ro*Tel Tomatoes, and ground beef/chili meat). Oh, no pico de gallo at this joint, but the salsa is very good...and the guacamole was the best I've had in the city. And I'd have to say that my friends would disagree with one of the former reviews that said the beans were good. My friends said that they were a FAR cry from proper refried beans.
WITH THAT SAID, this place is the BEST TEX-MEX joint I've found in NYC in my three years of living here. All it takes is a few simple requests for side items (sour cream, cilantro, jalapenos, mixing the salsa with the chili con queso, etc.) and you'll TOTALLY feel like you're back home.
The margaritas were great...$35 per pitcher (and we filled 6 glasses with one pitcher).
WE ARE SOOOOOOO GOING BACK!!
REALLY TexMex!!! <3 <3 <3 – My sis, cousin, and my sis's boyfriend (all from Texas) visited Tortilla Flats last night - and thank god we did! I have been looking for good - or even satisfactory - or even PASSABLE - Mexican food since I've been in NY (granted, only 2 months) - and have finally found it. The 'Pechuga de Pollo' with tomato and jalape?o sauce was Phenomenal!! A special (alas) but so good, it reminded me of my favorite sauces at Chuy's back in Texas:) The Chicken Verde was also good, the beans were tasty, and the salsa, though not spicy enough for my preferences, was fresh and actually good - actually tasted like salsa!
I have to disagree w/everyone about the strength of the 'ritas here. A few of them will definitely give you a buzz, and they *are* good (nice flavor, sweet but not sickly so) - but the 'ritas at Rodeo bar (27th & 3rd) are definitely the strongest in the city. Not nearly as good, but cheaper and insanely strong.
Oh Tortilla Flats - thank you for existing. Though you are far, I will visit you often!! =) I have found a little bit of home - and it is flavorful :)
Cozy Floor – With regards to review below "There were ups and downs", Ive slept in the loo and never noticed. Was $hit-faced at the time though. Bartenders have the heaviest hands in NY...
There were ups & downs. – I believe I was here a few years ago with a couple of cousins & had a fine time then. Drinking, etc. A Wednesday ago, on the other hand, I had a different (& noteworthy) experience. One is, of course, always stunned by the power of air-conditioning when one walks into an establishment on a hot day. Esp. so here, & esp. so on the evening in question. Point! (It is common to teach children to preface a complaint with a compliment.) Now to the matter. Imagine, reader, that some time passes. I, going to the lavatory, enter the lavatory, open the lone stall's saloon-style doors, &--what? A sh*t-covered toilet seat, a smear of sh*t on the floor, & a sh*t-filled pair of chuddies in the rubbish bin. The margaritas are passable.
Fun! – I went here last night on a date, and we were immediately seated outside. This apparently is not the norm, so I guess we were just lucky. The food is surprisingly good considering the prices are relatively cheap for the area. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and we got free shots of tequila! The margaritas are amazing (try the strawberry)! Overall I would definitely recommend trying this place out!
A kitschy, tasty spot for a group fiesta. – The Scene
In the eye-popping interior, coated with hokey, glittery pop art from Mexico and the Southwest, the spirited waitstaff somehow manages to keep their wits about them as they serve American-Mexican to bachelorette parties and other celebrating groups.
Surprisingly tasty dishes, such as the New Mexican short stack--made with blue-corn pancakes, black beans, shredded beef (or chicken or veggies) and melted cheese on top. Good, fresh-tasting burritos come slathered in a chili sauce available in three grades of spice. Pitchers of margaritas are prepared with your choice of tequila--opt for something other than standard Cuervo for a bright libation.
Great Drinks and Lots of Fun – I went to Tortilla Flats for a birthday dinner... lets just say they served us tequila shots with a candle in a lime instead of the traditional birthday cake. It was great! They totally put the birthday girl on the spot in front of everyone there, but I was all in good fun. The margaritas are good (we got them by the pitcher). The food was so so... but if you go to Tortilla Flats you go for the drinks and the fun atmosphere.
Good food but non-hip crowd – The food is excellent...though how could cheese, sour cream & spicy chicken be anything else! However, my sangria was below par:-( It is extremely cheap and good for group dinners so if some in the group are price conscious, this is your place. I wouldn't recommend it for a date unles you'd rather not talk to him/her! Atmosphere is tackyish, similar to that of a loud college bar, but that's what it is meant to be so if you don't like that, don't go.
The Best Mexican Food in NYC!! – I'm from Texas and I know good Mexican food and Tortilla Flats' food is delicious, especially the Mole Shrimp enchiladas that they make for me because I don't eat chicken, and the big soft shrimp tacos are my second favorite. I love to go here on Tuesday night and play Bingo. I never win, but it's fun. Every time I go, with a group or just 2 people, the waiters cannot be nicer. The manager even let me use the kitchen phone once when my friend was lost trying to find his way there and I didn't have my cell phone. He even gave me a seat out front so I could watch for him - how nice is that??? This place is so loud, fun, and the food so yummy it makes up for the fact that the margaritas need a little work. The Sangria is good though!
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