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El Centro

824 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.765999 -73.987061
nr. 54th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-763-6585 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue-Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri, 11:30am-1am; Sat, 11am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle; C, E at 50th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

42nd St. to 64th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.


As he opens, closes, and relocates his various Clinton holdings, restaurateur John Dempsey continues to treat Ninth Avenue like his own personal Monopoly board. Having moved Vynl to spiffy new premises three blocks south, he opened El Centro in its place. An offshoot of Dempsey’s popular Hell’s Kitchen, and overseen by its chef's brother, Eusebio Pareja, El Centro is dedicated to the increasingly trendy realm of Mexican street foods. Taco fans have their choice of hard- or soft-shelled varieties—plus a selection of posoles, enchiladas, chilaquiles, tamales, and empanadas.