Reviewed by Alma Rodriguez on 03/19/2020Rating: I love how convenient this place is. It’s not too far from where I live. It’s spacious, you’ll usually always find room to sit. I’ve been coming to this place for the past 5+ years, and this location has seen many Mexican restaurants come an go (from Mama Mexico to Maria Bonita to Mexican Festival)... I think it’s stuck for the past few years, and like it. But can’t love it all the way, I’m loyal to it, but I’ll admit I come back to it only when it’s convenient for me.
I have noticed the menu has constantly changed, and the flavor of some items and sauces has as well. The drinks are delicious, always. The staff is highly inconsistent, one day they’re the most attentive people ever, the next day they forget you exist or only go to your table to take the order and disappear the rest of the course of your meal. The manager is kind, and means well but should be a little more strict with his staff.
I do enjoy that they offer Mariachi nights, that’s not as common to find anymore and very appreciated, whenever I’ve been there when the Mariachi is playing I always have a great time.
As I said, I’m very loyal to this place and do recommend it, go with a great group and you’re sure to have fun.
Reviewed by Anna Dejesus on 04/30/2019Rating: I give a 3 star because I used to love this restaurant the food was great when it first opened.
We enjoy big family dinners at this restaurant because the food was good and the ambiance was great. They have mariachis some nights and it gives it such a back home in Mexico vibe.
Lunch wasn't as good as I remember. I was disappointed by the food and the inattentive service. There was hair in my soup, the food took so long, and it was hard to get any attention from any waiter.
Wish it was like it was before because I really liked this place and the food. But now it isnt as good as it used to be.
Reviewed by Margarite Torres on 02/11/2020Rating: We went on a Sunday 5pm. For Happy Hour 7$ drinks. The place was empty. My friend uses a cane. The friendly manager Lara sat is at a low table near the door. As we were settling in, another Manager a young Mexican told us you can't sit here. If you are here for Happy Hour. We explained that Lara had said it was ok. He said I am a manager also and you cannot sit here. My friend and I looked at each other. We quietly put on our costs and left. We went across the street To Flor De Mayo. Food was excellent and the staff provided superior service
Reviewed by July Caballero on 01/25/2020Rating: I loved eating here!
Best nachos around the area by far. We also ordered the churrasco which was really good! My bf is a meat lover and he is usually very picky about meat and he loved it! We also order the pineapple 🍍 coconut 🥥 frozen margarita... this was a 9 margarita! Really really good. The server was really nice too but kind of slow to taking our order, we had plenty of time to enjoy the meal but this is not a place to go if you don’t want to spend a least 1:30 there ... live mariachi band was the best part. Also let the server know that you want something as your appetizer otherwise they will bring everything together
Reviewed by Maki Maki on 07/05/2019Rating: Great ambiance and happy hour.
Upbeat, very festive Mexican restaurant upper west side (manhattan valley) that feels like you're at a festival or party with its energy and three talented...
by Lisa F. on 12/29/2019
I have been coming to Mexican Festival for years, about twice a month. Something very horrible happened to it recently. Service quality has plummeted....
by Adam W. on 01/24/2020
Very relaxed place. Can get a bit crowded during happy hour and appeared to be overwhelming for the bartender.
The four stars is for the guy that made the...
by Genie M. on 07/08/2019
They used to do a great tomatillo salsa made fresh tableside here, but as of this review that is no longer the case. Boo! Bring it back bring it back! Good draft selection of beer. Ithaca flower power
by Winston on 11/28/2015