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Tulcingo Del Valle

665 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10036
nr. 47th St.
212-262-5510

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7
Food: 8
Service: 6
Décor: 5
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

57% would go back.

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Great, then Rude.

By customer12 on 10/10/2013

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I've been eating here for about 7 years-I've always had exceptional food & service, but one evening I was too lazy to walk down the block to retrieve my order & decided on delivery. It took well over an hour to receive my food and the bill was extremely higher than normal ($10 more). When I called to question the bill I was told they were too busy and she didn't make a mistake, then hung up on me. I called back to find out why this happened & she hung up on me again. I decided to walk down to check out what the issue was since she didn't have time to discuss over the phone. I was completely taken back that it was the same nice lady that I always encountered. She was unwilling to discuss anything, & in fact began yelling at me & said she was the owner & didn't care if I ever came back. Her husband came out from the back & asked me to discuss the issue outside; he was cool, calm & collected (unlike her). He explained how horrible her day was & how irrational she was reacting. To my surprise he invited me back for a free meal - I wasn't looking for a hand out. It was about honesty & treating a long-term paying customer with respect. Unfortunately, I will never patronize this restaurant again due to the way I was treated. I have always eaten here because it was very good and inexpensive. To have the owner not even consider discussing the absorbent amount I was overcharged was absurd. I would NOT recommend eating here to anyone due to dishonesty & disrespect.

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20 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic place for Mexican breakfast

By guero on 3/11/2012

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

Every time I am in Manhattan I come here for breakfast. Yes, the salsas are spicy. Remember, it's Mexican food--not Mex/American. The eggs with green sauce and nopales (cactus) are outstanding. I don'tt know where they get the fresh nopales on this coast. The horchata is delicious (sweetened rice milk, however, not sweetened coconut drink). The tortillas have always been fresh and piping hot. I don't believe that just because I am a white boy speaking Spanish they make the food any better. They make fantastic food.

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43 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Hot, hot , hot!

By Weezy1 on 8/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

We ordered chips & salsa & the salsa was too hot for us to eat. We asked if we could have mild salsa. She said they only have one. We asked if we could change it to guacamole. The waitress didn't seem very happy, but changed it. The menu showed "3 Tacos Combination", $3. The tacos had the same hot salsa. We barely touched our meals. When the bill came the 3-taco combos were $9.00. Not that that was expensive, just not like advertised. Maybe the salsa is made fresh daily & the intensity can vary, but tonight it was way too hot for us. The water was not cold & the beer was barely cold. When we got there the door was open & the a/c was not on. It was raining & humid. After about a 1/2 hour they finally closed the door & turned the a/c on. All in all not a great experience. Still hungry. :-(

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49 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

fave mexican

By skt201 on 12/19/2008

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

Me and my friends always order from Tulcingo as a pre-game tradition. We always try to find a new restaurant to order from but inevitably said restaurant has to compete against Tulcingo and we always decide to go with Tulcingo in the end. The food here is phenomenal. Prob the best Mexican I have had in Manhattan.

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85 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Best Mexican Food in NYC

By NYCJENN26 on 9/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is the real thing. A couple of friends had the Pork ribs in red sauce with cactus, Pollo a la Mexicana, and Grilled beef with cactus and sauteed onions.....also a good Pipian sauce not too spicy and very tasteful. The service is good. Very good Al pastor tacos with pineapple. These are real mexican tacos none of that tex-mex stuff. Burritos are really filling and their flan is terriific. Don't forget to try the Mole al Estilo Tulcingo and the home made Sangria....FABULOUS.

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85 out of 151 people found this review helpful.

fake mexican

By ellefj on 9/1/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I didn't order the recommended specials, just some chicken flautas and chicken fajitas. I think of these items are pretty basic. However, the flautas were frozen. my dinner partner's tortillas were hard, like they had been frozen and stuck in the microwave to be reheated. Mexican food, when fresh, is delicious- cilantro, pico de gallo, refried beans, fresh rice, and guacamole - the accompaniments really improve the quality of the meal. This food was anything but fresh, and contained little of the above listed garnishments, making the meal seem even more stale. The only things I would ever go back for might be a horchata (a sweet coconut drink) or perhaps a trip while looking at the paintings on the wall, disembodied female corpses. Some students were there, so I suppose it is good if you're looking for cheap food. I would rather eat almond butter on bread for dinner than go back.

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219 out of 461 people found this review helpful.

Terrific

By MC10036 on 12/7/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

You're not going here for the decor. From the outside, it looks like a deli. Once inside, there is some artwork on the walls and "Sabado Gigante" on the TV. (It is, however, spotlessly clean.) The reason you're coming here is for the enormous platters of cheap, authentic, beautifully prepared food. Tacos=$2 each, and two of them are more than enough for a meal. Gorgeous mole chicken w beans, rice, etc= around $10. The service is also quite pleasant.

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