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La Hacienda

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219 E. 116th St., New York, NY 10029 40.797799 -73.939567
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-987-1617 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Hours

Daily, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 116th St.

Prices

$7-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Kids' Menu
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

96th St. to 125th St., Pleasant Ave. to Manhattan Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

At first glance, all you can see is that there’s a window off the sidewalk that opens onto the grill, where tortillas and huaraches are frying. But a few steps lead down into a long, low-ceilinged dining room. Old black-and-white photos of dangerous banditos line one wall, along with the inevitable steer horns and saddles. Try the mole poblano de pollo, if it’s available; the spicy, smoky sauce is impressively complex, a lush brown bath for a single drumstick with falling-off-the-bone meat (and for the warm corn tortillas that come wrapped in a cloth on the side). Quesadillas come with such uncommon fillings as pumpkin flowers and huitlacoche, a corn fungus that tastes of the musty damp earth in the same unaccountably delicious way that truffles do. The tacos al pastor, filled with pork carved off a spit, are served with bits of pineapple to counter the pork’s savory saltiness.

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