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El Rey Del Sol

232 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10011 40.7389 -74.000627
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-229-0733 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; A, C, E at 14th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Dining


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Happy-hour hounds have long appreciated this funky, cheap, basement-level Mexican joint—and for good reason. El Rey’s margaritas, made with fresh-squeezed watermelon, cantaloupe and grapefruit juices, pack a mighty wallop, and come in economy-sized pitchers for easy sharing. In good weather, the best place to enjoy them is on the spacious back patio, where a dozen or so tables are surrounded by trees and festively strung Christmas lights. The crowds can get thick—and roaringly drunk—so it’s a good idea to come early and eat something to help you go the distance. The menu of Mexican comfort-food dishes seems custom-designed to absorb alcohol: Crispy tacos are heaped with savory ground beef, manchego cheese, and fresh pico de gallo and burros (no diminutive burritos here) are the size of small logs. In winter, a more subdued scene occupies the low-ceilinged dining room— crammed so full of tinsel, flashing colored lights, faux-Mayan artifacts and Day of the Dead marionettes that it looks like a piñata exploded.

Recommended Dishes

Picadillo crispy tacos, $9.95