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Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

4.6
4.6
220 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
TACUBA is the vision of Che 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 favor 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 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 786-2727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Julian Medina

  • Private party facilities

    Party room available for 50 people for seated dinner or up to 65 for buffet style

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • Cross street

    36th Street - 35th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    N, Q to 36th Ave, Astoria<br />R, M to 36th St, Astoria or Steinway St<br />Bus Q66 to 35th Ave/34th street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Queens

    Kid Friendly

  • Queens

    Good for Groups

  • Queens

    Late Night Find

  • Queens

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JH

    JessicaH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    When we ordered our drinks I had asked the waitress if they could make a margarita with a specific tequila. She had an attitude and said that was going to be extra, and told her it was fine and it still bothered her that I wanted it. She was acting like she was the one making the drink. The whole time we were there none of our glasses were cleared and they were left on the table. I had asked the waiter for water, and we never got it. They were so eager to close down at 8:30pm that as soon as we left the waiter ran to the table, to clear it. It was by far the worst experience I’ve had in all the years I’ve been going there.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great as usual, good food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great! 😁
  4. HD

    HilbaniaD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed it with the family
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good as always.
  6. GG

    GingerG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great brunch experience!
  7. F

    Fp13

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent time. Great food, drinks and service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Waiter broke a dish and all the food went over my pants and top. They did not even offer to comp anything. All they did was say sorry
  9. AR

    AnastasiaR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great vibe. It had a very authentic feel to it. Amazing drinks and great food!
  10. AP

    AliceP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service and food! Would highly recommend eating here!
  11. AL

    ALG2013

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fish tacos and always great Paloma! The place can get loud but a table near the window makes conversation easy. The staff is friendly and helps make the experience delightful!
  12. DC

    DaisyC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing!! Get the guac and the ceviche. I got the fish tacos and they were delicious. Margaritas were also fabulous. Service was great and the place is so cute on the inside. I took family here that was visiting from Greece and we had a great time.
  13. NY

    NYLLS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Authentic Mexican food at its finest. We arrived for our reservation and the place was packed and the service team went out of their way to accommodate us. The food was nothing less than exceptional from the homemade chips to the enchiladas, to the fajitas. Exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant but be prepared for the noise others awesome evening out
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food constantly, service is good. It is nice place to have l snack and great drinks.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always everything was outstanding! I am always happy to come and enjoy the delicious food and drinks we have the pear ginger margarita and we love it I can wait to come back again
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The flavors have really gone down here. We were seated in a table in front of the door and despite our obvious discontent for the cold, the manager only realized he could close the outside door at the very end of our visit. The heater does not help, so beware of that table. Also: avoid the empanadas at all costs—either they were fried in very old oil or they were simply stale (tasted like… cardboard?). Luckily the manager swapped the app without issue. Overall, I could picture coming back for drinks, but the quality & flavor of the food is just not there anymore.
  17. j

    juang

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience
  18. KH

    KHughesNYC

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The portions were a bit small for the price and not consistent with their competition. It was clearly obvious that the protein to vegetable/filler ratio was very unbalanced. The flavor was very good, however, but we left still hungry.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I’ve been at the restaurant for a couple of times. I just don’t understand why my last visit make me feel so uncomfortable. Our waiter mention a couple of times that the kitchen will close at 10pm, which we understood. However, our drinks took so much time to be serve. Also, when our main course arrive we were exchanging plates because some of us got a wrong order. The staff wasn’t attentive to our table. So disappointed of our dinner.
  20. m

    mdcosby

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic food and drinks.
  21. EB

    ElizabethB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience! Love the pineapple margaritas.
  22. l

    lifeisfood

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food. Service was not the best. Very busy. Fish tacos and guacamole are recommended.
  23. H

    Hatixhe

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was not good at all, hair also found in tacos and server was HORRIBLE!!!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service is better every time!! Food is solid; pulpo today was better than expected.
  26. WS

    WillSkodz

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another great time at Tacuba. Araceli and her service is worth a million dollars, always ask for her. She took us through an array of Margaritas; Frozen Tamarind Raspados, Pina Parra La Nina (the best), Grand Cadillac and Pepinada. We started with Dos Empanadas (amazing) and Guacamole. Then on to Chicken Enchiladas and Carne Asada cooked perfectly. At this point there was no room for dessert. But we can’t wait for our next visit at the end of March. Will & Phyl of Whitestone
  27. DS

    DaniellaS

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cute spot. The drinks were good and food was delicious
  28. WS

    WillSkodz

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food, especially if you ask them to make it super spicy, they can do it Caliente ! Drinks were exceptional, any margarita will please your palate. It is good for large groups, birthdays and friendly to children. But their best is service, service, service. Ask for Araceli, she was the best. Always there to check on us, and explaining each dish and recommending the most delicious food in Queens. We can’t wait for our next visit. Will & Phyl of Whitestone
  29. JC

    JulianC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, good food and drinks and atmosphere.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food as always. Drinks are good too. What I like about this place is very consistent. Food and drink have been the same any visit I have been. Which is kind of hard to keep consistency in big restaurant.
  31. BG

    BetildeG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Ok...where do I start? Let me start with the good things: service, ambiance, and decoration are great. Big space. Beautiful bar. Great tequila selection. Food...I have to say it is mediocre and below my expectations. This place is owned by a very famous Mexican chef and I was expecting great Mexican food. Instead, I found a very regular “pollo con mole” , completely unsavory and bland. The worst was the “Mariscada en Molcajetes”. It was so bad you could taste the frozen seafood. And, it was swimming in a watery unimpressive sauce. The “tres leches” for dessert was acceptable. Another thing, where in any Mexican restaurant you have to ask for tortillas? I am sorry but I am not coming back.
  32. A

    Atsa

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is fantastic with refreshing twists on standard Mexican dishes. Drinks are tasty and well-balanced. Service is great, waitstaff and front of house staff were attentive and on top of things. They seemed to be one step ahead of our needs and not in a way that felt invasive or like they were trying to rush anyone out of there. It's a lively, noisy restaurant but worth it for all the other superlatives. 8/10 food, 10/10 service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Checks all the boxes. A great neighborhood spot.
  34. l

    lap76

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! A must if you have never been.
  35. RA

    RADNYC

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is my go to place for "Bottomless Brunch". Tacuba never fails!! The food is good but the drinks are to "die" for.....and you do "die".
  36. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good quality. Try the mezcalita de elote
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fast, friendly, very good!
  38. LK

    LynneK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tacuba never disappoints! Tried a steak special with 2 enormous shrimp, perfectly cooked and delicious. Great margaritas, guacamole and service as usual.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I will never go there. I had order a pina para mi nina, its basically a pina coloada in a pineapple, and it came super spicy and gave me and my heart burn. I asked to change it and they did but still charged me. I asked for a different drink, margarita. And it was horrible. Never again coming here and the service is horrible.

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tacuba Cantina Mexicana using the Order Online button. Tacuba Cantina Mexicana also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tacuba Cantina Mexicana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 786-2727.

Tacuba Cantina Mexicana is rated 4.6 stars by 220 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

35-01 36TH ST, Astoria, NY 11106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    36th Street - 35th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    N, Q to 36th Ave, AstoriaR, M to 36th St, Astoria or Steinway StBus Q66 to 35th Ave/34th street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Julian Medina

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 786-2727

  • Private party facilities

    Party room available for 50 people for seated dinner or up to 65 for buffet style

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