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1759 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1807
09:00 - 20:00
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New York
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in around 3:30 PM on a Saturday afternoon, looking forward to trying some authentic, no-frills, reasonably-priced Mexican food that so many Trip Advisor members have raved about. There were open tables, but it was not obvious if we should seat ourselves, and we did not see any employees to ask, so we stood there in the middle of... More 

1 Thank Susanarl
Schenectady, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a small, family owned, true Mexican Restaurant. The owners are so nice and their children add a great presence to the atmosphere.

Thank LLK678
Schenectady, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I find La Mexicana at the top of my list for Mexican food. It is rather small but offers a great value. Their burritos are incredible.

Thank wmcleve
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurant when I want to eat authentic mexican food. The tacos are delicious and the prices are great. If you like authentic Mexican food this is a great place to visit. Do not except a big & fancy restaurant, this is like a taverna.

Thank Felix Q
Schenectady, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

exceptional mexican food at a super low price.only drawback is it very small.exceptional value for the money

Thank Edward B
New York City, New York, USA
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Good Authentic Mexican Food. The sopes are great, you can choose a different meat for each, order includes 3. The tlayuda was a great surprise, a mexican pizza with different types of meat. The horchata is highly recommended. The pozole was most definitely not good. Friendly staff. Good prices.

Thank Juan C
Amsterdam, New York
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Upper State St Schenectady is where you'll find this small family run restaurant. Its a small cozy place with great service.The menu is small but the flavor is hard to beat for traditional Mexican food. They also have a full bar. They had some dishes that I have never heard of before so so I picked the right place to... More 

Thank Philroy2014
Albany, New York
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Having relocated to upstate NY from the west coast, we are always searching for great (or even decent) Mexican food. This place delivered - the food was fantastic and authentic. It's small and not fancy but who cares just go and enjoy the food and super friendly service. I highly recommend!

1 Thank Amanda H
Averill Park, New York
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A friend of mine just back from his first year at Georgetown Law, and I went here for the first time, although the waitress said this was their 6th year?!?!?! The Pablano Rellenos and Beef and Chicken Tamales were off the hook! Sides of refried beans, mexican rice, guacamole, and pico de gallo accompanied both dishes. A good selection of... More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

If you like the authentic Mexican food, this is the perfect place for you. The food is not the normal American Mexican food. La Mexicana offer the best Mexican flavor in the area with cheap prices.

Thank Felix Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1759 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1807
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-346-1700

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