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Cantina by Casabel

1542 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10028 | East 80s | 212-717-7800

Location Description:

Inspired by the gourmet cooking of Chicago's Rick Bayless, the menu presents authentic regional fare of Mexico at the taqueria level of endeavor. The tacos themselves--two to an order--are scrumptious, simply dressed with cilantro and onions and mainly featuring long-braised meats (homemade chorizo, however, is our favorite). The spice-rubbed rotisserie chicken and cudgel-size beef rib are other superlatives, and you can't go wrong with almost anything on the micro-brew-oriented beer list. The place is mad cramped, so try to go early or late, and you may be delighted or repulsed by the Mexican wrestler motif.


  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, Seafood
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-12am, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking: No Parking