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Blockheads

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1563 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-2603
+1 212-879-1999
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Danville, Virginia, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I met here for brunch and they have great drink prices. I think the mimosas are $2 with the brunch menu. The bathroom is in an odd location behind the bar and the place is small but cheap.

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Thank Katharine R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Another visit, this time with my family at the 50th st. Branch. Food is very good and on decent prices and the Buldog drink makes you happy.

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Thank Yap661
Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went to Blockheads in the middle of winter, so no outdoor seating. In fact, it was quite warm considering the walls disappear in the summer. My friends got food, and to be honest the food didn't look all that special but it was Mexican which is always pretty delicious no matter where you go. They commented it was decent,... More 

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Thank Bonnie Z
Massachusetts
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279 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We are dinner here one night after we were craving burritos. We sat outside which was pleasant. Wait staff was nice. Good was good. We ordered minis and still each only ate half - they are huge! The chips and salsa is amazing! Will be back.

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Thank Diane123Diane
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Good food, similar to other location but more expensive than the downtown location (frozen margaritas $5 here) service was sort of slow but they have options for vegans. A great spot to get together with friends but I would 100% recommend the downtown location over this one

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Thank Kelly O
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This review pertains only to the brunch, well, what was supposed to be brunch anyway. We showed up here at 2:45pm on a sunday afternoon, largely because it was a nice day and they had outdoor seating. Around 5 minutes later a server shows up and gives us the brunch menus. The brunch deal was $8-9 for an entree plus... More 

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Thank Varun D
Greensboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to get quick seating...a quirky atmosphere one would expect from Lower East Side ...or Williamsburg. Excellent food! Wonderful flavors on very tender meats. Gluten-free options were also flavorful. Very large portions made the food a good value for the City...will have to try Margaritas next time.

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Thank APelon
Region of Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We ordered the veggie burrito bowl and quesadilla. It was Quite filling. With its location near times square its a good place to enjoy food with a good view out

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Thank Khushboo3231
Wakefield, NY
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This place is decent for an informal dinner. A little difficult in getting information before you arrive but once there and if you get a seat without an issue (arrive early on a Saturday) then it serves its purpose. I do, however, feel that they need to re-train their managers. Spoke to one and was told one thing. Spoke to... More 

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Thank Natesha
ny
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

a short walk from grand central. not bad, a little small and cramped, but thats NYC. i had a grande margarita, mango flavored :) it was stronggg, but thats what i wanted. my 3 cheese and mushroom quesadilla was good. my friend has a steak one, she loved it. perfect place to start the night. i just hated sitting underneath... More 

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Thank sara b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1563 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-2603
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-879-1999

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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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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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