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Taqueria Lower East Side

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198 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-1403
+1 212-677-3910
Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

It's been years since the last time i'd visited Taqueria and it was a good surprise to find the food as good as ever. I ordered the tuna burrito a stuffed pepper appetizer and wow, they couldn't have been better. Drinks were very goos as well but leas flavorful than i would have liked (and why not spicier). The restaurant... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Can recommend the pork and the lamb tacos. Best ive ever tasted. Cafe type place, food served in plastic baskets but the most delicious, authentic Mexican food ive ever had. Spent 9 days in NY last year and ate here twice! Really cheap too.

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Thank Nicola J
Perth, Australia
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194 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

I went to three Taco places in New York within 10 days and Taqueria was right up there as one of the best. The restaurant is a little small and it can be pretty loud and crowded but I enjoyed my meal here. The fish tacos were easily the most delicious! There is also a nice, quiet little bar next... More 

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Thank Steve M
New Jersey
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534 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

Same people that own the Jersey City outpost. Same excellent food. No chipotle style burritos here. Great tacos. Everything on the menu is excellent. A little cramped (but that's pretty typical for NYC.) Good staff. Worth a go.

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Thank Steve H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was the last stop of our 'international' cuisine tour of NYC. Mexican food is a favorite of ours, and so we wanted to try it before we left. We had heard about this place from another review site, as well. The burrito and quesadilla were great. The queso was awesome. But the best part was the marguerita! Great taste,... More 

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Thank Eyedfy
Albany, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

I used to frequent NYC and more explicitly Lower East Side, and I love Mexican I always made it a point to eat at Taqueria, but maybe not anymore... The food was fine, I got tacos and the table shared chips and guac, which were 4 star worthy, but the service and drinks were absolutely disgusting. Hands down the worst... More 

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Thank Linda H
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

This place is really small so prepare yourself to wait. Best option to wait? Go to the bar next door and have a beer! And what about the food? Well, the food is just delicious! I tried the Tacos and in the end I had 3 of them. Not bad as each one just costs $3! The Cactus Tacos are... More 

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Thank Nuno R
Akron, OH
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Gotta try this place. Authentic Mexican fare with awesome guacamole. My husband loved the salted beef tacos and I ordered the chicken sopes. After walking all day, I was happy to sit down and chow down.

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Thank lmstrad83
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

If your looking for that Tex-Mex quesadilla place (pronounce the L) take a hike! This is for the Taco-Truck lover at heart. The tacos are authentic for only a few bucks pop and your not forced to buy a whole platter like many local Mexi-raunts enforce. #DO get the fish, pork, and cactus tacos- which is a meal enough but... More 

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Thank Seizetheplanet S
New York City, New York, USA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Went for a late dinner with a friend. Place is really small and was still pretty crowded around 9:30pm on a weeknight, but we were seated right away. I got a torta and a taco, while my friend got tacos and horchata, all of which were great! My only complaint would be that my friend asked for extra limes and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-1403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-677-3910

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving immigrant past and its modern transformation into a beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city. The blocks of tenements that represented the promise and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience now command top dollar for new residents. Right next to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment shops of Orchard Street, you’ll find hip clubs, fashionable bistros, and luxury hotels beckoning at all hours of the evening. If you love nightlife and live music, it’s hard to beat the scene here.
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