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Tortaria

94 University Pl., New York, NY, 10003
nr. E. 12th St.
212-776-1830

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

60% would go back.

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My favorite restaurant also gives back to those in need!

By ksagona on 5/24/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My favorite restaurant that I go to several times a week (don't judge me!) just supported a non-profit organization that I am involved in called Blissful Bedrooms. Tortaria made a donation to improve the lives of individuals in high-need areas with limited resources. This is not only a delicious restaurant with a great ambiance and delicious food, but it is a restaurant with compassion and supports those in need.

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15 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

Environmentally Speaking, Tortaria is Horrible

By EricCity on 5/7/2013

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Guacamole is pretty good (as are the margaritas), but the place is a downright fiasco as far as waste is concerned. They use plastic containers -- which they throw out -- FOR EVERY SINGLE ORDER. I understand about the ridiculous waste of non-biodegradable materials for takeout (actually I don't), but for in-restaurant food? Every order of guacamole, every taco and sandwich? That's just lazy and irresponsible. For that factor, I'm giving Tortaria an "Awful" rating for everything. Stop going the Bush/Cheney way for handling waste. This is Manhattan. The planet is being choked by plastic waste and cities like ours play a major role in that. Use plates, then wash them. It's not rocket science. Stop being so lazy and wasteful.

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21 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

Great spot for a party

By GCG on 4/15/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I recently hosted a party at Tortaria and was so impressed with the place. I knew the food and drinks would be great (they always are) and I love the decor, but it was really the employees that made everything run so smoothly. They were professional, organized, attentive and very friendly. As a result, I was able to actually have fun and socialize with my guests instead of worrying about when the food was coming out. So many of my friends have told me what a great time they had and have actually been back since. Tortaria has a great vibe, delicious food and drinks at great prices, an organized staff, a solid playlist plus it's in is in a central location - you can't really ask for more. Good pick for a quick bite or a party venue.

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18 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Overpriced, Overhyped, Undersized

By FFT on 4/25/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I will sum it up for you all: $8.50 gets you a very small sandwich that will not satisfy you, even if you are not that big and not that hungry. It tastes pretty good but not great. The fries are terrible. Basically, you are overcharged for an offensively small portion of upscale Mexican street food and you are supposed to feel that the "hip vibe" makes up for this. Somehow I got the sense that they believe that you will find the food to be such a revelation to the palate that you will forget about how little they are giving you. Not so. I would not go back and I would not recommend going. In fairness, the service there is friendly and fine. That, however, does not make it a destination.

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28 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

Best Bodega in Town

By dannylachs on 4/4/2012

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Tortas, Tacos, Tequila and no 20% tip. Does not get much better than this place. Oh and did i mention that the place is freaking cool. The decor is amazing and if you want a real treat head down to the bathrooms. TALK ABOUT DETAILS

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18 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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