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Dorado Tacos & Quesadillas

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28 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10003-4448
+1 212-627-0900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

here is a place that is 1 block away from our former apt. the secret here is the Sangria,it's $5 and its fantastic.. the fish taco's are the best, We chill on the bench outside sipping our drinks for hours chattin it up with the people stopping and passing by.its always fun to start the day off here with a... More 

Thank Rick L
Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Best food I had on my trip! Fish tacos and chicken quesadillas, delicious and fresh! Very reasonably priced and a convenient walk from our hotel.

Thank carolgX4523TP
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Found this when we googled "gluten free places near Union Square" and were shocked that it wasn't absolutely packed with people. Perfect for gluten free people who normally feel denied when eating out, and would especially recommend the tuna taco as the salsa is amazing! Fast service, great selection of food and drinks - even the rice was tasty. Recommend!

Thank chiara1312
Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

A great casual lunch option near the downtown, close to the Union Square Park and station. These are one of the best Quesadillas I ever had, and the staff is extremely friendly. The place is small, sometimes crowded, just reminder of the fact that this place is great for what they are named after. The prices, very affordable, considering you... More 

Thank gurjeetbhullar
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Consistently fresh and tasty tacos!!! I've tried several kinds, and they're all excellent, including my favorite, the various fish tacos. I also enjoy the cheese quesadilla, but the tacos are the star. This is somewhat small spot, so don't bank on a table, but I've been able to find a spot in each of my visits.

Thank Ethan H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

One of the better cheap eats in Union Square NYC. Great veggie options, omnivores are spoiled for choice. Great beer and non-alcoholic drinks. Really friendly service, and compostible bin too, so more eco friendly :)

Thank Rackelle
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Nice little spot near Union Square NYC. Had a craving for fish tacos one day and found reviews of this spot and decided to check it out. Serves Baja Californian style fish tacos - aka battered and fried but tender and not crunchy crispy and definitely not oily. Add in special slaw and some vinaigrette and boom - fish taco.... More 

Thank StoneFist
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

This place is great. The tacos never disappoint and they are a steal. This is the way I usually go and I have tried every kind I think. I have had the quesadillas which are OK. The tortilla soup is great in winter. The other night I decided to get a salad dressed with a light citrus mayo plus grilled... More 

Thank MBM212
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Low key yummy goodness awaits any diner. Can be crowded so just be patient with a Mexican beer or sangria in hand. Recommend the baja fish tacos and chips and guacamole. You'll be glad you came!

Thank TimFF7
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Quesadillas, responded to this review

Mexican beer/sangria do seem to have magic calming powers -- though I suppose we all know the science there. I love the phrase "low-key yummy goodness" and will be considering its adoption as our new tagline. Thank you for the wonderful recommendation, and I hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, Michael More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

This is barely a storefront but it is v good! Everything I have had here is delicious! Tonight I had the chicken tortilla soup which I have had before. It was good and it was hot - nice for a cold, wet evening. I had the tuna taco special which was AWESOME! Flavorful and moist. It almost tasted like filet.... More 

Thank MBM212
doradotacos, Owner at Dorado Tacos & Quesadillas, responded to this review

Yes! Super pumped you were so into the tuna taco special -- that's great to hear. I'm also glad you've been equally impressed by the rest of what you've tried, and I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to our chefs. I'm looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Regards, Michael More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10003-4448
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-627-0900
Dorado features delicious Mexican street food including Baja California-style fish & shrimp tacos and real quesadillas. We prepare all our salsas, dressings, marinades, and meat rubs from scratch with fresh seasonal produce and traditional herbs and spices.

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

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