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El Paso Taqueria

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$$ - $$$
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1643 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10029-5303 (East 104th Street)
+1 212-831-9831
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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New York City, New York
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1,734 reviews
914 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 872 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by on a very hot day for lunch, and my burrito was really delicious -- a bit tame by Mexico standards but some of the excellent condiments on offer brought back a bit of authentic flavor. Very friendly staff, and good cleanliness.

Thank robcurtross
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered into this restaurant after visiting the nearby Museum of the City of New York. The burrito was served on a plate, with a knife and fork. I always eat it that way and this is the first place that's ever served it on a plate without being asked. That was a clue that the rest of the meal... More 

Thank yobyot
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a really good place to eat Mexico food, but I do wish it had a little stronger flavor of the true Mexican food. Good food none the less, and I world still recommend this place to anyone eating visiting New York City.

Thank fernando1008
New York
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we search for great Mexican food in NYC, El Paso rises to the heights of this short list. The food was delicious and authentic with a selection to please many palates. The decor was artistic, rustic and brought a piece of the Mexico to the food scene to NYC. The service was good, but uneven (guac &chips showed up... More 

Thank Ivy C
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guac & chips always great! Had the octopus tacos, octopus was a little tough. My friend had the steak fajitas and they were delicious!! Wish I ordered that instead. Service was great!

Thank Claudia D
Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcoming environment and superb food and craft beers - especially the chicken enchiladas. Well worth the extra steps up from Museum mile.

Thank TravelSwede35
Brooklyn, New York
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832 reviews
496 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty mediocre Mexican food. I was consulting up in East Harlem and the organization graciously ordered food from this restaurant. We all split guacamole and I ordered a lunch sized burrito. There are literally NO vegetarian options on the entire menu. So, in all caps and with 5 stars in the front of the request and at the end, I... More 

Thank Jvalliant
Albany, New York
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142 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A bright room scattered with sunflowers give diners a comfortable spot for Mexican food on upper Lexington Avenue. The menu focuses mainly on standard American Mexican restaurant favorites, with a few more interesting dishes mixed in. Vegetarians have a few options to choose from. Ingredients are fresh and well prepared. The tables are crowded (even by New York standards) but... More 

Thank lupaglupa
New York City, New York
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332 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We stopped by for lunch after visiting the Museum of the City of New York. Very friendly staff, the menus offer a lot of choice and the food is very solid. The shrimp ceviche was outstanding but all the burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas we had were also very good. Good option for uptown.

Thank Oliver J
Prospect, Connecticut
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Just looking for something to eat on a rainy afternoon in the area after visiting a museum a few blocks away, my wife and I stumbled upon this place. We were very pleased when we stepped inside as the restaurant is nicely decorated. There were only a few other people in there since it was about 3 PM, so late... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1643 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10029-5303
    (East 104th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-831-9831
El Paso Mexican Restaurant, is recognized as one of the finest Mexican restaurants in the country. It features classic regional Mexican cuisine prepared with authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. We invite you to come and enjoy a unique traditional Mexican experience in a friendly atmosphere.

El Paso Mexican Restaurant has been serving the best Mexican food in New York for over 15 years. Let us spice up your party with our outstanding food, great service and beautifully decorated spaces, our hacienda style patio is a must visit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?