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El Centro

) #61 of 9,242 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ Mexican, Latin,
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
+1 646-763-6585
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chilaquiles” (35 reviews)
“nachos” (42 reviews)
“burrito” (36 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dinner wad so good. The totillas, guac, salsa, empanadas, skirt steak fajitas and coconut mojitos! The service was great. Had about 20 min wait as it is a smaller place.

Thank Patti A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good burrito and fajitas! The restaurant has a great decor with really original details. The acoustics of the restaurant is bad. Combined with the place being full it was very hard to talk to anyone not sitting next by.

Thank RR_Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the buzz in the restaurant was electric. I would definitely go again. Good for meat lovers and veggies alike.

Thank g60kg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy authentic food from any place, especially Mexico. I am not fond of fusion places or local adaptations. So when I go to a Mexican restaurant it has be as authentic as possible or if not, I'm not setting foot in there again. El...More

Thank SuitcaseLawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was busy but we didn't have to wait very long for a table. Serve was swift but never felt rushed. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. House margaritas were delicious, food fantastic with hearty portions.

Thank sawyersu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice Mexican, friendly team and great food, only disadvantage is that they don't take reservation.

Thank GilBiran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even on a Thursday night at 8:30pm this restaurant was packed out and buzzing. There was a 45 minute wait for a table but the staff were friendly and polite, keeping us informed of progress. Well worth the wait as the food was excellent, I...More

Thank GrahamA1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb Mexican food and also great margaritas! Portions were generous but not too big. Lively atmosphere and busy but not too long a wait to be seated. Would be happy to eat here again.

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No, I'd never heard of this dish before, but that also means I'd been missing out for years! I had shrimp while the rest of our party had steak or chicken. It didn't disappoint. The cheese sauce was superb and I'll definitely eat here again!

Thank mtmc5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a terrific brunch here on a lazy, rainy Saturday morning. I will come back again and again. The food was good, the service prompt and courteous. The staff is young, and they are very attentive and pleasant. The decor is fun Southwastern. The...More

Thank marythorn2n
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Anders N
Hi! Does anyone know where I can make a reservation?
12 July 2016|
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Response from JLL2004 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-763-6585
El Centro truly lives up to its name as the center of Hell's Kitchen's colorful community, where local talent, and theatre and film celebrities meet regularly to unwind and enjoy authentic Mexican fare in a relaxed and festive environment. Having opened in May of 2006, El Centro recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary - and the family at El Centro continues to strive to please our diverse and loyal patrons by serving delicious and affordable high-quality food & beverages that receive the highest ratings and recommendations. Come and make yourself at home in our warm and welcoming environment of festive Milagros (miracles), Corona-bottle chandeliers and bottle-top tables. And enjoy our acclaimed chilaquiles, sizzling fajitas, and imaginative trio of tacos, while you sip on fresh fruit sangria or mouth-watering margaritas or mojitos, frozen or on the rocks, crafted with the fresh squeezed limes and quality tequila!
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