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Festival Mexicano Restaurant

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120 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002 40.719779 -73.98728
nr. Essex St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-995-0154 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

The closest thing to real Mexican, certainly in this neighborhood—if not in all of New York–is here at Festival Mexicano. The chicken soup, we can say with authority, is the best anywhere: bits of avocado, huge tender pieces of chicken, and a spicy broth (if you want it spicy). The tacos come three to an order with your choice of chicken, steak, lamb, chorizo, spiced pork meat, cecina (delicious dried, salt-cured steak slices), or the vegetarian, which comes with guacamole and sour cream. The chimichangas are supertasty, and the mamey, papaya, guanabana, banana, or strawberry shakes are incomparable. This is absolutely the best quality for the price in the neighborhood.