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Cafe El Presidente

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30 W. 24th St., New York , NY 10010 40.742856 -73.991166
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-242-3491 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Juice/Smoothie, Coffeehouse, Mexican
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Official Website

cafeelpresidente.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 7am-1am; Sat-Sun, 9am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 23rd St.

Prices

$11.95-$14.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Family Style
  • Design Standout
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

18th St. to 30th St., Lexington Ave. to Ninth Ave.

Profile

This Flatiron district restaurant re-creates a plaza mercado—the type of open-air market found throughout Mexico where vendors gather to sell their goods. The massive space, with its high ceiling, fans whirring, checkerboard tile floor, in-house coffee bar and juice press, tortilla station, and the open-kitchen “Tacos Madison" taco counter, makes you feel like you are in the Yucatán, ordering a few tacos before hitting the road with a sack of pinto beans. Taco snobs will be pleasantly surprised by the bold flavors and fresh ingredients; tacos come four to a plate, overflowing with Mexico Citystyle pork and chunks of roasted pineapple, in the case of the al pastor. The vegetarian quesadilla maíz azul is loaded with charred corn, roasted poblano, and Chihuahua cheese, and the crispy fish taco, with its thin crunchy breading and pickled cabbage, tastes as if you ordered it from a beach stand in Ensenada. Don't forget fixings like esquites, grilled corn served in a cup with chipotle mayo and cotija. And wash it all down with a housemade beverage from the juice bar, like the agua fresca de sandia (watermelon)sin o con alcoholor a potent café con leche from the Veracruz-style coffee bar.

Recommended Dishes

Tacos al pastor de Madison D.F., $12.95; Quesadilla maíz azul, $5.95; Esquites, $3.95.

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