Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > ¡Vamos!


348 First Ave., New York, NY 10010 40.734989 -73.979631
nr. 20th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-358-7730 Send to Phone

    Reserve a Table

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

    Key to Prices and ratings

    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
Photo by Patrick Siggins

Share this listing

Official Website


Mon-Fri, 4pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; 6 at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene
  • Smoking Area
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

14th St. to 23rd St., Ave. C to Lexington Ave.


With the ongoing influx of Mexican kitchen workers to the city, cantina eats have quickly evolved from the dispiriting combination platters of yore to a new wave of tasty, honest-to-the-homeland cucinas, like ¡Vamos! Half of its appealingly spare red-and-white interior is given over to a busy central bar commandeered by youngish locals. Dining and bar tables surround the margarita mania; in warm weather, the front wall folds open to reveal a row of sidewalk tables, sheltered from First Avenue’s din by Stuyvesant Town's entrance road. The menu leans toward cocktail-friendly small plates, like chunky guacamole with just-right doses of lime and chili, and a fresh and tangy ceviche. Tacos could use a little more heat; pepperheads find an ample supply in grilled serranos, chopped habañeros and jalapeños, and a wicked habañero aioli. No chili is required for the baked-bread pudding. It’s hardly Mexican, but majorly bueno. ¡Vamos! may not yield a south-of-the-border epiphany, but the well-made food is satisfying enough to propose, “Vamos here again.”

Recommended Dishes

Guacamole, $10; camarones tacos, $9 and $17