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Mexican Restaurant

Rocking Horse Cafe

24 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
At Rocking Horse Cafe, owners Roe DiBona and Marvin Beck offer serious Mexican food in a casual environment. The kitchen utilizes traditional ingredients — chiles, avocados, tomatillos, etc. — to create complex pastes and sauces, like those found in the Mercado Abastos in Oaxaca. Over 100 hand-picked tequilas and mezcals are on offer and the warm and colorful interior is inspired by the Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

Tips from locals

Ania
Ania
December 08, 2017
If you like the idea of bright, brash, elegantly finished Mexican food served in a setting where margaritas are slurped, not sipped, elbow the Chelsea boys and girls out of the way and snare yourself a table here. A recent expansion and renovation has given the room less of a bursting-at-the-seams…
Essam
Essam
May 23, 2017
they have great margaritas
Eugene
Eugene
April 15, 2017
Our favorite Mexican Food spot in Chelsea. Hands Down. The Margaritas are excellent, as is the chips and salsa.
Jeff
Jeff
August 04, 2016
Best Mexican food around.
Millie
Millie
February 22, 2016
this is the best mexican food in ny. i promise or your money back. ask to sit in the back, it's more intimate and less noisy. if it's the best, it's crowded. make a reservation first.

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Location
182 8th Ave
Manhattan, NY 10011
Phone+12124639511
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Thursday 12:00 AM
Reservations
Yes
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Wifi
Free
Menus
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Dining Options
Delivery
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