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Arriba Arriba Mexican Rstrnt - 30 Reviews - 762 9th Ave, New York, NY - Restaurant Management & Development Reviews - Phone (212) 489-0810

Arriba Arriba Mexican Rstrnt

762 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-0810
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I've been going here for several years now. With coworkers, friends, and family. it's AMAMZING.. cheap food and GREAT SANGRIA .. get the large pitcher. If you want to go somewh...


Mediocre at best, my order suffered from poor packaging and being delivered only a few blocks. Bland or over-spiced, there wasn't much real flavor in any of the items I ordered.

Editorial review from GrubHub 12/23/2013

by Mark at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
Mediocre at best, my order suffered from poor packaging and being delivered only a few blocks. Bland or over-spiced, there wasn't much real flavor in any of the items I ordered. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/9/2012

The food is okayyyyy, but the service is terribleeee. I asked for water and it took forever. atmosphere is nice though more

Go for the Margaritas, Stay for the Crowd! 3/9/2010

Well, I loves me a good Margarita, I cannot lie, and Arriba Arriba delivers! The prices can be a bit steep, but then again when you are getting yourself a bucket or Margaritas, by the time you get to the bottom of it, the price is the least of your worry. There is plenty of eye candy to be seen at Arriba Arriba, especially the large, loud and adorable contingent of gay men (you're welcome!), who stroll up and down 9th Ave and settle in for some good Mexican. The prices are a bit above average for similar cuisine in other places, but it's fun, it's tasty and its worth the trip. And the hangover the next morning. Pros: Tasty Margaritas, Cute Crowd Cons: Loud Music, Prices Above Average more

Terrible night ahead...Avoid at all cost!! 10/9/2008

My experience was one of the worst dining experience of my life so far. The food took nearly 45 minutes to come out. There were just four of us and sure most of the tables were full... but 45 minutes (that's just ridiculous)! The food was enjoyable once it arrived but as soon as they cleared our table, they began to hound us to leave. The hostess came by and snatched the tip off the table asking if we were waiting for something. When we replied 'no' she began to stroll back and forth watching our table. Feeling unwelcome, we stood to leave as we did one of our party made it clear that we no longer felt wanted in the restaurant. The management's response was ""well you should leave... you are done with your meal... go ahead get out!!"" At that exact same moment he put the bar arm down and struck one of my friends in the mouth!!! The evening was ruined of course!! It was an unfortunate event that ended an evening that had such promise!! We will NEVER go back. Pros: Ambience Cons: Customer Service, Parking more

Wasn't that impressed 7/14/2008

Some friends and I were visiting NYC, and chose to check out Arriba Arriba. We had a party of about 9 people. We waited about 20-25 minutes for our seats, which was no big deal. What did make us mad, was that we waited over an hour and a half for our food! Seriously! When we asked the waiter what was going on, he responded by saying that they were very busy, so everyone has to wait for their food. Then, they also said that our party was so large. Whatever! I guess they didn't care since they were already getting 20% gratuity! Ugh! Also, when we finally got the food, it was just mediocre. We are from Texas, so we weren't too cool with the shredded beef on the tacos and nachos. Also, my tacos were all soggy, which was not cool at all! I had a strawberry colada, and it was more like a milkshake than an alcoholic beverage. Pros: Nice ambience, good salsa Cons: Food mediocre, horrible service more

Good food, but pretty boy commits fraud, so that kind of negates it.... 6/6/2008

I will preface this by saying that my party of 4 was seated immediately (after finding 30 minute waits at most other restaurants on that block), and the food was excellent. The service, however, was not actually ""service"", but an afterthought. We were so excited when we received a amazingly attractive waiter, but that excitement died rapidly upon realizing that sometimes the truly beautiful are true idiots. 30 minutes after I ordered it my Coke arrived, my friend ordered a cranberry juice when our food arrived, the juice itself arrived 5 minutes after the check. Now, I am a actor/waiter and I have NEVER not left a tip, but after everything, I felt it was deserved. We tried to get the waiter's attention to explain the situation to him, but he never revisited our table; a busboy picked up our check and cards. 3 days later, I find that Pretty Boy has added his own four dollar tip to my card. I call the restaurant to complain, and I get stuck talking to a very rude man who won't let me speak to a manager until I give my name, number and the reason I'm calling. Manager on phone was nice enough, promised to get right on it, so we'll see.\r \r But of all the amazing places to eat on Ninth Avenue, why choose a place you'll be taking a chance on? I've read the other reviews, and it seems like when Arriba Arriba is on, they are ON. But too many times they're not, so why risk it? This was not our first choice, and on reflection, we should have waited for a table at VYNL. more

Tremendous Margaritas, Delicious Food 4/13/2008

My daughter, already hooked on Arriba Arriba, recommended this restaurant. She and I arrived at approximately 7 PM last night and, although there was a wait for parties of three or more, we were seated immediately. As has been pointed out before, it is definitely crowded and loud, but I adapted quickly. I had to try the Mama Margarita (27 oz.) and was not disappointed as they did not skimp on the alcohol. I ordered the Carne a la Parrilla and, much to my daughter's surprise, ate every morsel off my plate. That does not happen often ! Our waiter, Chad, asked if I lived in NYC and , after I answered in the affirmative, he pulled out the menu and suggested a dish for my next visit. He was right on the money because I know I will visit again and sooner rather than later. The price was right. The crowd was fun and friendly. The DJ was a treat. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, I ""dared"" to have another Mama Margarita. Pros: Mama Margarita, Perfectly Seasoned Steak, Fun Cons: Not for people who want a quiet little dinner more

Good Tex-Mex food 12/23/2007

It was the 2nd time there and we've had an overall good experience. If you like Tex-Mex, it's a good place to go. Probably the better Mexican cuisine establishment in the area. Pros: Good food, service and ambience Cons: Not great food, seemed pre-prepared more

TERRIBLE SERVICE - you're paying for the (loud) atmosphere and setting 8/9/2007

TERRIBLE SERVICE\r Ate here once before and it was ""ok"" - nothing special nothing out of the ordinary, loud but ok dim, late night type atmpshere - decided to go again because it's in the area - MISTAKE - food is decorative and not truly or traditionally mexican at all...portions are decent - considering you are stuffed from the chips (that they take forever to refill) because the waiter takes FOREVER to come around \r We ordered 2 frozen margaritas and by the time the waiter got to the bar, picked up the drinks and served them, they were melted. He took forever with everything (except coming to check on the bill 3x ofcourse), I wasnt sure if they were understaffed or what it was, but either way, after all of this, spoke to the manager, and he hardly apologizes and says the bar crew is understaffed (which had nothing to do at all with why everything else took forever--food, chips, forgotten items we ordered) - bad excuses for bad service - try a real mexican place, or someplace known for both authentic food and good service Pros: Good Ambience and atmpshpere Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE - TAKES FOREVER TO GET WAITER TO DO ANYTHING - partially waiters fault more

The Best Margaritas and tacos! 4/19/2007

I came to Arriba Arriba to meet some friends for drinks. I've been to a lot of Mexican restaurants in NYC but this is one of the best. The Margaritas we great (and very strong) and the spicy shrimp tacos amazing. Ambiance is nice too! Staff friendly. Pros: Drinks, food more

Great food great place !!!! 3/26/2007

We have at least 200 restaurants around 45th st and 60st, and I try diffrent restaurants everyday! On saturday before I was going to work I walked in to Arriba Arriba and I relly liked the place... The busboy started with chips and salsa and a big smile to me... The wait staff very good looking and also friendly!! The manager served me a peach margarita that was ok and I orderd one Fajita Steak that was simply delicious!!! Very very good!!! I totally recomend this place! Pros: Great Service Cons: Margaritas ok! more

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2/23/2007

I've been going here for several years now. With coworkers, friends, and family. it's AMAMZING.. cheap food and GREAT SANGRIA .. get the large pitcher. If you want to go somewhere with cheap good food this is the place. But they don't take reservations and you might have to wait.. more reasons to drink sangria! more

Great food, Terrible service 1/10/2007

Host /Manager went mising for 20 minutes when we were trying to be seated and didn't offer an apology when he arrived, only attitude. They should really hire a seperate host/hostess. Waited 15 minutes for a pitcher of sangria once seated. But the food was awesome, especially the shrimp burritos. more

Bad Table Manners 1/6/2007

The food for the most part is spot on for great taste. The ambiance is nice though tight and small. However, the Manager who also doubles as the Host is less than gracious and often times very rude to the patrons. I witnessed The Manager harrassing a group of three throughout their dinner about wanting the table that he himself sat them at so he could seat a larger party by one more person. If this restaurant expects the locals to continue to come as myself and overheard this group of three saying they have for many YEARS, then the owners of Arriba Arriba need to give their Host some lessons in etiquette, tact and decorum. Let's face it, great restaurants in the NYC area of Hell's Kitchen are a dime dozen and great food alone isn't going to cut it. People pay for great food and deserve at the very least hospitable service which is not present when this Manager is on the floor chasing patrons off tables and out the door. If the bottom line is only to make money by turning tables over as quckily as possible, you'd do better going to McDonald's where there you can at least take your time to enjoy your meal. \r \r more

Okay food, terrible customer service 12/29/2006

There are far too many other Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood to waste your time hoping that someone, anyone will ask you how your meal is or whether you'd like something more to drink. If my waiter or the bus boy had come back to ask if the food was okay, if they had checked to see if I wanted something more than the complimentary tap water, if they had brought me my check when I asked for it, I'd probably have rated Arriba Arriba a 5. Blockheads isn't fine dining, but at least they acknowledge I'm there. And Mi Nidito is more than happy to refill margaritas. Pros: good salsa and chips Cons: lack of service, small tables more

Great lunch... 11/16/2006

I went yesterday with my coworkers after deciding which mexican restaurant to try. The waiter and host were very friendly. The place was packed for lunch. The lunch menu is not as extensive but they have very good choices for $8 you'll get a complimentary drink (alcoholic as well, the sangria was good) , chips and your main course. I had the enchilada and I'll have to say the seasoning was perfect as well as the green sauce. The portions are not that great but it'll fill you up and give you a bit of room to share their yummy fried ice cream. The decor is not much, the bar is the first thing you see, a bit small of a restaurant but thats not a bad thing. Will go again. more

Best on Sundays at Noon 10/10/2006

This is the best place to sober up after a Sat night out! Service is always friendly and great. Familiar faces welcome me. Food is ALWAYS delicious- especially the chicken nachos and salsa. Pros: Food, Service, Location Cons: So busy some nights more

Hasta La Vista Arriba Arriba!! 8/13/2006

I've gone to AA since it opened, just two blocks from my old apartment on W. 49th Street (I've since moved way uptown!). The food has always been excellent but the noise level is so horrendous I've sworn off going there any more. Last time I was there (July, 2006), we asked if the music could be turned down because despite the small (make that EXTREMELY small) table space between my dinner date and myself, we were shouting our conversation and still couldn't be heard. We were told the manager did not want the music turned down. Besides leaving hoarse, we were temporarily hearing impaired -- not a way to spend an evening, at all! We figured out the reason for the deafening level was so that patrons would hurry up and eat and not linger so that new customers could be seated. I'll go to Taco Bell before I go back to AA! Pros: Good food & service Cons: Deafening noise (music)!!!!!!!!!!!!! more


Arriba Arriba is by far the most fun mexican restaurant in NYC. The ambiance is fantastic - super loud with dance music usually, so not the best date place. Go with a group of friends! The service is great, the food is great...and the margaritas. WOW. The best part. Order a Mama margarita. They are delciously refreshing, and absurdly strong. Order a 2nd and you may not be able to stand up straight by the end of your meal - my kind of drink! Pros: Delcious, STRONG margaritas, Great music Cons: Tiny bar area more

margaritas 6/18/2006

just i wanna say something about margaritas:excellent.... i was drunk because i was stop over there for my friend and then i was try the MARGARITA ON THE ROCK WITH SALT and i was close the restaurant,and the food is very good also.....yummy. Pros: excellent ubication more
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Menu for Arriba Arriba Mexican Rstrnt

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  • Hell's Kitchen Mexican spot plies diners with giant margaritas, as well as brunch and happy hour deals; outdoor seating in summer.

  • 6/28/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Tuesday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wednesday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Thursday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Diner's Club, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Clinton