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1491 Second Ave. (E. 78th St.) Send to Phone
212-249-6080 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Creative Mexican cuisine and margaritas on the Upper East Side.

Dinner nightly
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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MXco Restaurant Review

: MXco is a margarita showcase for Upper East Side twenty- and thirty-somethings. Two lively areas are offered for dining: high-top tables sitting alongside a long, busy bar and patrons drinking enormous house margaritas, and a separate colorful dining room in the space once occupied by Googie’s diner. The menu tempts with a nice variety of appetizers, with twists on customary quesadillas and new favorites like queso flameado served three ways. Sweet corn on the cob slathered with Parmesan and chilies has a bit of an edge as does the tuna tostadita with passion fruit emulsion. Tacos are prominently featured with nine choices including the unusual coca-cola carnitas topped with avocado mousse. Entrées cover the bases from chicken enchiladas to seared ancho chile-crusted tuna. A slice of tres leches cake and a flight of añejos and reposados from MXco’s large menu of tequilas is the perfect dessert combination.
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