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Armadillo Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, Mexican,
97 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401-6009
+1 845-339-1550
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajita steak” (6 reviews)
“queso” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
97 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401-6009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant many times, most recently twice this summer. It's reliably good, with vibrant food and great margarita drinks. I like to sit outside if possible, as the bar can get noisy. The food is varied and healthier than at many Mexican...More

Thank Krunoslav81
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of the best restaurants in the area. I've never found found anything on the menu that I didn't enjoy. The staff is warm, friendly, and helpful. Come on a date, bring your family, plan a party, whatever you want, they are more than happy...More

Thank rickg924
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the varieties of margaritas are delicious! My favorite is the coconut, so yummy! There are so many wonderful dished to choose from you will have a hard time making a choice. Just a good excuse to come back to try another. During the nice...More

Thank DJC-MK
Merle B, Owner at Armadillo Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience at the Armadillo. Thank you for your kind words and great review! Warm Regards, Merle

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A great place to eat both indoor and outdoor seating! Great food, large portions at a good price! The owner comes to every table to make sure things are as expected. Very fun place.

Thank mark12572
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Couldn't have been tastier. Excellent margaritas and phenomenal food. A couple blocks from the water but worth it.

Thank pura_vida_pat
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We love the good and the fabulous margaritas! It's really a great comfortable place to dine- in the spring and summer you can sit on the patio! Many specials! Everything we've had there is delicious!!

Thank Karen R
Merle B, Owner at Armadillo Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Muchas Gracias for the kind words!

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Three words really sum it up for me: Best. Coconut. Margaritas. With toasted shredded coconut on the top. So good I almost don't need to order anything else...But I do because the food is really good. A fan of melted cheese? Yeah me too. Try...More

Thank RedCatChloe
Merle B, Owner at Armadillo Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words...those coconut margaritas are delicious!

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Made reservations for 7 as I was walking into restaurant a couple cancelled so I only had 5 in my party. Upon telling owner she said it will be about 20 mins and sat people who were waiting. She told me I should have called...More

Thank thsjr2
Merle B, General Manager at Armadillo Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

We do have only limited tables that seat 6 or more guests. We honor our reservation commitments and would hope that whoever made the reservation wo9uld do so also. When a reservation is taken we ask that you call with any changes as to size...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone at the restaurant is super nice. This is not Mexican food but more Tex-mex with some American items on the menu. The dinner items are a bit pricey. $19 for a steak chimichanga with rice and refried beans. They do give you large portions...More

Thank wperruna
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a feel good spot that has really high quality fresh food. The drinks are the real deal...the Armadillo doesn't cheat it's customers when it comes to portions...everything is plentiful...including the fun we have when we dine here!

Thank Chris H
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19 November 2016|
Response from julia m | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a chef, but I've worked in restaurants. In my experience, restaurants like to protect their work product, including recipes. I'm sure you can find a good recipe online. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Bar, Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401-6009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 845-339-1550
  • E-mail
Modern Mexican featuring both traditional and innovative Fresh, made on premise food (even the chips and salsas). Grilled seafood and fajita steaks plus shrimp stuffed jalapenos are specialties. Burritos are filled with flavorful ingredients. A good selection of both Vegetarian and Vegan items available plus gluten free options.

Over 30 years of serving great food and margaritas. We are small, friendly and delicious.
Outdoor bluestone awning covered flower filled patio is seasonal and dog friendly.
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