Mexican Restaurants in New York

Two or Four Contemporary Mexican Brunch Entrees and Up to 60 Minutes of Unlimited Drinks at Teqa (Up to 75% Off)

Teqa

Kips Bay

$150 $39

Mexican-style brunch favorites such as omelet with peppers, onions, chorizo, chihuahua cheese, and salsa; drinks include sangria and mimosas

Mexican Meal for Four or $15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Fiesta Poblana

Fiesta Poblana

St. George

$30 $15

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Grilled salted beef with cactus, seared chicken in homemade mole, and salmon with chipotle cream sauce at an eatery with live mariachi

Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer and Sangria or Margaritas at Cinco De Mayo (Up to 53% Off)

Cinco De Mayo

Valley Cottage

$62 $29

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Groups of two or four share an appetizer before diving into Mexican entrees and sangria or margaritas

Spanish and Latin American Food for Two or Four or More at Mina's Spanish Kitchen (50% Off)

Mina's Spanish Kitchen

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Seafood platters, hearty sandwiches, and other dishes that fuse culinary inspirations from Spain and Latin America

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Mexico Lindo Cafe (45% Off)

Mexico Lindo Cafe

Middletown

$20 $11

Green and red moles top pork ribs and chicken, corn tortillas are stuffed with cheese and deep fried, and housemade chorizo caps nachos

$16 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Tex-Mex Food at Moe's Southwest Grill ($30 Total Value)

Moe's Southwest Grill Astoria

Astoria

$15 $8

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Tex-Mex favorites freshly prepared with high-quality ingredients, including gluten-free and vegetarian options

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Tex-Mex Food at Burrito Fresco ($30 Total Value)

Burrito Fresco

Brockport

$10 $5

Customize tacos, burrito, salad bowl, or nachos with choice of toppings such as jalapeños, beef, lime pepper sauce, and crushed chips

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Three Tacos and a Drink at Maria's Deli ($20 Value)

Maria's Deli

Pearl River

$10 $5.50

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In a casual restaurant, tacos are heaped with your choice of meat and fresh veggies, and garnished with lime slices

Mexican Cuisine and Margaritas for Two or Four at Limón Jungle (Up to 49% Off)

Limón Jungle

Clinton

$71.90 $39

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Authentic Mexican spices accompany savory enchiladas, empanadas, tacos, and fajitas inside this intimate eatery

Mexican Steakhouse Meal for Two or Four at Guadalupe (Up to 55% Off)

Guadalupe

Inwood

$95 $45

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Margaritas pair with Mexican favorites such as enchiladas and fajitas as well as filet mignon and flame-cooked churrasco skirt steak

Mexican-Irish Dinner for Two or Four at Jose O'Briens (Up to 48% Off)

Jose Obrien

Spring Valley

$48.35 $25

Irish-Mexican cuisine includes a bangers-based burrito, Latin-tinged burgers, wings, and Irish nachos

Traditional Mexican Cuisine for Two or More, or Four or More at La Hacienda Taqueria (50% Off)

La Hacienda Taqueria

Woodside

$30 $15

Cooks prepare everything from puebla-style tortas to sauteed Acapulco shrimp in an ecclectic dining area filled with old-world touches

Tacos or Enchiladas at Oaxaca Taqueria (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Oaxaca Taqueria

Multiple Locations

$12.75 $7.50

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Taqueria stuffs corn tortillas with all-natural meat and locally sourced ingredients; enchiladas are covered in cheese, guacamole, and salsa

Tacos or Enchiladas at Oaxaca Taqueria (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Oaxaca Taqueria

Multiple Locations

$12.75 $7.50

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Taqueria stuffs corn tortillas with all-natural meat and locally sourced ingredients; enchiladas are covered in cheese, guacamole, and salsa

$30 for $65 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mexican Festival Restaurant. Groupon Reservation Required.

Mexican Festival Restaurant

Upper West Side

$65 $30

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Restaurant's giant namesake mural hangs in the dining room as guests savor decadent dishes of Mexican cuisine

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Recipes give insight into a culture, and chef and restaurateur Barbara Sibley deeply understands this seemingly simple concept. Originally born and raised in Mexico City, Barbara furthered a passion for indigenous cuisines while studying anthropology in college. She then devoted years to researching and collecting Mexican recipes from as far back as the 1600s, and in the process, she steadily became an ambassador for the culinary techniques and ingredients that define authentic Mexican cuisine. In addition to sharing this expertise with CBS New York, the Food Network, and cooking classes, Barbara published a collection of 75 recipes in her cookbook—Antojitos: Festive & Flavorful Mexican Small Plates. If the cookbook is a reference source, then a meal at La Palapa is an immersive learning experience. Barbara drew upon her research as well as her extensive culinary experience when she founded the restaurant, designing a pan-regional menu of familiar staples and little-known gems that the New York Times hailed as "fascinating." Mexico City–style tacos brim with chili-rubbed pork and pineapple or corn sautéed in assertively herbal epazote, and grilled duck breast arrives in a decadently complex Oaxacan mole sauce made with 26 ingredients. Tradition remains of the utmost importance though, and Barbara takes care to hand make everything from cheese to chorizo in-house. La Palapa takes its name from the Spanish word for the palm-thatched shelters that adorn Mexican beaches: an image that complements the restaurant's casual and inviting ambiance. The dining room manages to embrace its roots by prominently displaying images of Mexico City from the 17th century as well as modern sculptures inspired by pre-Columbian ceramic figures. Although the brickwork archways contribute to this sense of antiquity, La Palapa also features a handful of modern touches, including hourglass-shaped pendant lamps, a jukebox, and levitating barstools.

77 St. Mark's Place
New York,
NY
US

Oaxaca Taqueria captures the essence of Mexico's street vendors with authentic Mexican food made fresh daily with local and environmentally sustainable ingredients. Their devotion to all-natural meats and crisp garden-grown veggies hasn't gone unnoticed. The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine lavished praise upon the food at Oaxaca's four locations, causing the food to become as full of itself as the patrons who frequent the eatery. Known for their light tacos and enchiladas, Oaxaca's chefs stuff carne asada, stewed chicken, and frijoles onto or into corn tortillas for entrees. They grill their Mexican sandwiches, known as tortas, on talera bread, and they serve heaps of their three entrees with rice and beans when catering. Each location boasts a daily lunch special featuring one of their three mainstays, which guests can with one of their traditional beverages such as jarritos or horchata.

251 Smith St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Oaxaca Taqueria captures the essence of Mexico's street vendors with authentic Mexican food made fresh daily with local and environmentally sustainable ingredients. Their devotion to all-natural meats and crisp garden-grown veggies hasn't gone unnoticed. The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine lavished praise upon the food at Oaxaca's four locations, causing the food to become as full of itself as the patrons who frequent the eatery. Known for their light tacos and enchiladas, Oaxaca's chefs stuff carne asada, stewed chicken, and frijoles onto or into corn tortillas for entrees. They grill their Mexican sandwiches, known as tortas, on talera bread, and they serve heaps of their three entrees with rice and beans when catering. Each location boasts a daily lunch special featuring one of their three mainstays, which guests can with one of their traditional beverages such as jarritos or horchata.

22 E 1st St
New York,
NY
US

At Cozumel Grill & Tequila Bar, good food, drinks, and entertainment reward diners drawn in by the bright, laid-back atmosphere. While diners nosh on spicy barbecue wings, bartenders put out mouth fires with 40 domestic and imported beer selections and 30 types of tequila, along with a lineup of frozen drinks and specialty cocktails. Chefs bake corn tortilla-based chicken or beef enchiladas with cheese and ranchero sauce, and satisfy vegetarians or reformed steak knives with equally tempting eats such as grilled veggie tacos with roasted red peppers and goat cheese. The restaurant is housed in an historic carriage house, where brick walls and a cobblestone-like floor create a pleasant contrast against party lights and multiple TVs. During warmer months, patrons entertain themselves by listening to live music on the patio, while winter's howls are drowned out by the cheers of pool or darts players and the exuberant zither music that mysteriously emanates from the cozy fireplace.

153 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

At Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop, a bell chimes regularly throughout the day, ringing along with the festive Latin music in the background. Its sound does not indicate the time, however?it greets every 50th customer to the empanada hot spot and rewards him or her with $5 worth of complimentary Spanish cuisine. When Chilean couple Juan and Maria Contreras opened their stand in 2000, they rarely had the opportunity to use the bell, as they were serving between 10 and 20 empanadas on any given Saturday. Today they dish out a minimum of 1,000 empanadas each day, vying to beat their current record of 1,504 empanadas sold in eight hours.

Their popularity stems in part from a commitment to traditional, healthy cooking methods. Each of their empanadas is handmade and stuffed with one of 12 types of filling, including 90% lean beef and pork as well as vegetarian options. The deep fryers are filled with light salad oil, and none of the menu items include chemicals or preservatives. Juan and Maria extend the same homemade treatment to their fruit juices, which can be frozen and sold as "Juan-sicles," and their four hot sauces: green gold, red gold, spanish mayo and spanish ketchup.

Attitude accounts for a second element of the pair's success. Their mix of hospitality and cultural pride draws diners to the turquoise shop, where Juan exuberantly lists the specials to newcomers. They have hosted the Juan & Maria's International Spanish Festival for the past four years, showcasing customs from 20 Spanish-speaking countries alongside their empanadas.

280 North Union St N
Rochester,
NY
US

Amid the whirling of flamenco dancers and lively strumming of guitarists, diners savor and share bites of bright Spanish cuisine presented on minimalistic white plates. The kitchen fills a tapas menu with tasting-size portions of seafood, meat, and vegetable delicacies, enticing guests to indulge in one bite at a time, rounding out each mix-and-match meal with a carafe of housemade sangria or exotic cocktails. Small plates include tzatziki- and cucumber-drizzled bites of lamb, spanish meatballs, and asparagus a la plancha; heartier appetites brave the build-your-own entree option, which allows customers to craft individual meals that include one hearty portion of meat or seafood and one starch, all topped with a choice of sauce or glaze and served with a helping of vegetables. Parties of up to 65 guests can rent out the space for special occasions or have baskets of Spanish specialties brought to off-site locations to add flavorful flair to parties without dousing honored guests in a demi-glace.

16150 Crossbay Blvd
Howard Beach,
NY
US