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Tacuba Hell's Kitchen, New York, NY

Tacuba Hell's Kitchen

4.5
4.5
1182 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
TACUBA is the vision of Chef Julian Medina and Louis Skibar. This boutique restaurant company specializes in offering patrons traditional Latin fare with a gourmet hand, while being surrounded by authentic cultural decor and ambiance.
Restaurants include: Toloache 50, Toloache 82, Toloache Thompson, Yerba Buena Perry, Yerba Buena LES, Coppelia & Tacuba.
The cuisine ranges from Mexican and Cuban to diverse
Pan-Latin, with menus offering innovative flavor pairings, staple traditional dishes and fresh ingredient cocktails. Fresh is definitely the key word with all Chef Julian creations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 245-4500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Julian Medina

  • Catering

    Taco Trays, Salads, Guacamole Trays - give us a call to learn more about our catering options!

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, don't hesitate to email us at infohk@tacubanyc.com

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Cross street

    53rd street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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What 1,182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

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  1. RP

    RP22

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food is good but overpriced. Not sure if they are understaffed but service was slow, drink orders took long, asked twice for the drinks to be brought to the table and it only arrived with our entrees
  2. R

    Raulopz

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I’ve been wanting to try Tacuba for a long time. Sadly it was a big disappointment mostly because of the food quality. Mexican food done poorly and overpriced. I’m fully aware that this is NYC. Thus, I don’t expect to pay a little for food. However, do expect quality so my money is worth the spent. The worst dish was the birria tacos with three single small tortillas and a smear of meat. The chilaquiles which is one of the most simple dishes to make and to mess up a dish like that, shows lack of passion and love for serving quality food. They were dry coated with a bland red sauce. Service was outstanding! Our waitress was a sweet heart.
  3. NY

    NYCPELUSA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was nice and attentive. We didn’t feel rushed and our food choice was yummy.
  4. SM

    SeanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    The food was good, but I’m afraid my party and I did not enjoy dining there. We were seated right next to a loudspeaker and asked repeatedly for the music to be turned down without relief, making conversation uncomfortably difficult. Also, a language barrier caused delays in service more than once.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What I had was very very good I do not know how to pronounce it unless you know how to write in Spanish I only know how to write in English but I’m giving this place a five star
  6. O

    Osen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing last minute discovery. Great service, food, and drinks. Must try "raspados"
  7. KB

    KellyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good drinks. Decent food. Decent portions. A little expensive.
  8. EO

    EdwardO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food and drinks were delicious. Service was okay. Very loud!
  9. RD

    RDav

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great ambience, food and drinks will come again soon
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Our shrimp was severely over cooked and had bits of the skin still on one of the pieces. Overall, the food was humdrum and did not live up to the hype we had heard. Granted, we only had one dish so other dishes on the menu could be just fine.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We are tourists- so we were not really aware of the environment and the overall clientele of the restaurant. My food was amazing. I had the birria tacos. The best I’ve had. My husbands meal was overpowering in certain flavors, lacking in others. There were up charges for condiments that are typically not added in other areas/restaurants. Crema, additional sauce, etc. The noise level- that was just over the top. There were people screaming and just over the top loud. It was as if they were competing with the house music which was also loud. A little overwhelming in the senses when it’s not something you were expecting. I had watched TikTok reviews and read several influencer reviews, and this wasn’t the vibe I was getting. It was an average experience overall, but my food was amazing for what it’s worth.
  12. BN

    BrydonN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Mexican - was recommended it before we a=started our USA trip back in NZ got to try the Nachos for a starter -
  13. PJ

    PJDublin

    Columbus

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic food at a reasonable price. All the various tacos we ordered impressed. Service was great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food, service and hospitality was all great. Can be very loud in the restaurant but is overall a great experience if you’re looking for a date night or a good time with friends.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was very good but very restaurant is tumultuous from the outside because of all the traffic.
  16. CV

    CharlotteV

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved it! A little loud but we were so hungry we didn’t care lol. Food came out so quick! It was muy delicioso
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, food is great and drinks are also excellent! Great service.
  18. o

    oregano

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service were tremendous!
  19. S

    Saimes

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food & drinks, it can get quite noisy so might want to get a corner table
  20. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Was a pretty good meal. The food was really good but it was so loud.
  21. RJ

    RobertJ

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have now been to Tacuba on our last 2 visits to NYC, and will continue to go. The food is very good (the margaritas even better), and the staff is the best. The interior is fresh, clean and well maintained. We rate it above others in their immediate area. We have taken friends now to enjoy it as well. Looking forward to our next visit 😊
  22. ML

    MargoLindell

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    A good Mexican restaurant from the American Tex-Mex mix with fresh, good ingredients and very tasty food. I like the ambience, lively but not horribly noisy. I've been here many times and enjoy it for lunch.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Tacuba 2X everytime I come I love everything about this place. The waiters, the manager and service is excellent. The food is amazing. Drinks are 🔥🔥. Will come back to bring more of my friends. Five stars for them
  24. r

    rockinrobin

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very good. The service was just ok. The waitress got 2 out of the 6 orders wrong. One of the servers got mad when we told him and put everyone's food on the bar and walked away. It was a pre theatre lunch and I think it is more of a dinner and bar type of restaurant.
  25. NN

    NickNY

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to Mexican restaurant with skilfully done dishes with lots of flavor. Friendly and efficient service.
  26. SP

    ScottP

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful place for dinner. Went with a group for a going away dinner for a work associate. With eight of us the waiter was just wonderful and on point. The food and drinks were incredible as always. This is my go to spot for service and food quality in Hells kitchen! Probably my favorite restaurant in the area.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  28. BS

    BarbaraS

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    They lost one star for service because the water tasted weird. When we asked for new water, it tasted the same, like old, melted ice cubes. But our servers were great!!! Also, host could have been a little nicer. Other than that, really fun place.
  29. AK

    AnnaK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super helpful staff, very accommodating, delicious food and great mezcal and tequila cocktails. Would 100% get the brussels sprouts, steak nachos, and fish tacos again. We loved it!
  30. AH

    AlexandraH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Bad service
  31. t

    tylerd

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a fun place to go!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Food was decent. Tacos were extremely small and the restaurant was freezing.
  33. MG

    MichaelG

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I was happy to get a reservation last minute on mothers day. But this place was a disappointment. Food took over 1 hour to be delivered. It was cold when i got it. Nothing worse than cold over easy eggs. The iced coffee was gritty- it was served with a lot of coffee grinds. I wouldnt go back again.
  34. M

    Meems

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food and cocktails but music got really loud and it was difficult to have conversations.
  35. SH

    SuzanneH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went with a group to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The food and drinks were very good and the price was right. Staff was friendly, accommodating and attentive even though the restaurant was fully and busy. Will definitely go back again.
  36. RJ

    RobertJ

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were thrilled with the location, ambiance, service and the food. The food was maybe the best Mexican food we have ever had. Everything for all four of us was excellent, including various types of cocktails and margaritas. Fernando could not have been any more attentive. We can’t wait to get back to dine at Tacuba.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food good drinks food service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Overall poor service. Everything was rushed.
  39. BC

    BrownCocoa

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everyone is very friendly. A little bit slow getting my first drink but the food always comes out quickly. I had to move from my original seat because I was sitting near a speaker and the music was really loud. Too loud. Someone complained and they did turn it down. Otherwise I love this restaurant.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best michelada I’ve had in a long time!! Great place. We will be back!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tacuba Hell's Kitchen using the Order Online button. Tacuba Hell's Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tacuba Hell's Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 245-4500.

Tacuba Hell's Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 1182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Tacuba Hell's Kitchen

802 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    53rd street

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Julian Medina

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (212) 245-4500

  • Catering

    Taco Trays, Salads, Guacamole Trays - give us a call to learn more about our catering options!

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, don't hesitate to email us at infohk@tacubanyc.com

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