Tortaria

  • 3.38
  • Good!
  • Food:3.1
  • Decor:3.0
  • Service:3.2

94 University Pl., New York, NY 10003New York / Manhattan / Greenwich Village  [ Map ]

(212) 776-1830  [ Website ]

Mexican$10 - $19

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Tortaria

    • 3.5
  • Food: 3.3
  • Service: 3.3
  • Decor: 3.0
  • Meal Price: $10 - $19
Fun place to get tasty Mexican food and margaritas. Start off with some chips and guacamole. Also recommed their shrimp and steak tacos. Be sure you also try their name sake tortas.  Tortaria offers solid Mexican food in a festive space. Great for groups! 
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Tortaria

    • 3.9
  • Food: 3.8
  • Service: 2.8
  • Decor: 4.0
  • Meal Price: $10 - $19

I've been to tortaria couple of times . They have a bar and a good vibe in the evening . My favorite item on the menu is the chicken cutlet sandwich with chipotle mayo and mozzarella cheese . They have a good selection of tacos and burritos as well . 
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Tortaria E.12th & University

Laura and I were both feeling Mexican tonight.
Seen: Yellow Fin Tuna Taquitos (grilled sushi grade y

Laura and I were both feeling Mexican tonight. Seen: Yellow Fin Tuna Taquitos (grilled sushi grade yellow fin tuna with a mango relish soy salsa in corn masa tortillas). Corn Esquites (Mexican char-grilled corn on the cob slathered with Queso Fresco, chipotle mayo and finished with chili powder and a squeeze of fresh lime). #HungryEditor #HungryEats #HungryGreenwichVillage

  • Laura and I were both feeling Mexican tonight.
Seen: Yellow Fin Tuna Taquitos (grilled sushi grade y 193759

Tortaria

    • 4.5

Brunching on tortas at Tortaria, you probably should be too. Panko-crusted eggplant, chihuahua chees

Brunching on tortas at Tortaria, you probably should be too. Panko-crusted eggplant, chihuahua cheese, melted mozzarella, piloncillo tomatoes, pickled red onions, jalapeos and cilantro mmmmmmmm : Crispy Eggplant Torta : tortarianyc Share with us#NomNomNYCgirls picandwinesfood

  • Brunching on tortas at Tortaria, you probably should be too. Panko-crusted eggplant, chihuahua chees 471239

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This #GrilledCheese with #Bacon and #Eggs from tortarianyc is going into my book of staple #Brunch S

This #GrilledCheese with #Bacon and #Eggs from tortarianyc is going into my book of staple #Brunch Sandwiches. I'll take another one of these and that #Watermelon #Margarita Great Mexican in NYC = one happy girl

  • This #GrilledCheese with #Bacon and #Eggs from tortarianyc is going into my book of staple #Brunch S 473245

Food needs improvement

    • 3.0
  • Food: 2.5
  • Service: 3.0
  • Decor: 4.0

I liked this place, but I didn't love it. My carne asada was kind of grisly and my churros were too crisp. (I prefer a soft center.) I loved the horchata, and the place had a nice vibe, so I bumped my review to 3 stars. I might be a little bias because I live in the southwest and I eat delicious Mexican food all the time, but that's not really an excuse, I think there's definite room for improvement.

Good tacos and Mexican food!

    • 4.0
  • Food: 4.0
  • Service: 3.5
  • Decor: 3.5
  • Meal Price: $10 - $19

Good tacos and Mexican food! A nice casual visit place if you are looking for somewhere to eat in Union Square.

Tortaria

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Tortaria

Crispy eggplant torta with chihuahua cheese, avocado, jalapeos, and BBQ sauce is a crazy good way to

Crispy eggplant torta with chihuahua cheese, avocado, jalapeos, and BBQ sauce is a crazy good way to pretend you actually do the whole #MeatlessMonday thing on the regular

  • Crispy eggplant torta with chihuahua cheese, avocado, jalapeos, and BBQ sauce is a crazy good way to 596112

Tortaria

How I #SundayFunday  Tacos, #JoseCuervo tequila, and cocktails at tortarianyc. eatersdrinkers josecu

How I #SundayFunday Tacos, #JoseCuervo tequila, and cocktails at tortarianyc. eatersdrinkers josecuervotequila

  • How I #SundayFunday  Tacos, #JoseCuervo tequila, and cocktails at tortarianyc. eatersdrinkers josecu 571219

Tortaria

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Tuesday's are for s tuesday at tortarianyc PC: onehungryjew Haven't paid_easy yet? click the link in our bio to start using #PaidEasy today! #NeverWaitToPay

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Tortaria E.12th & University

Tacos huevos

Tacos huevos

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Tortaria E.12th & University

All sorts of spices are slippin' out of your  and into my mouth.

All sorts of spices are slippin' out of your and into my mouth.

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Tortaria

    • 3.7
  • Food: 3.6
  • Service: 3.7
  • Decor: 3.8
  • Meal Price: $10 - $19
Love Tortaria! Fun, unique place for quality Mexican food near union square. Definitely come here for the breakfast tacos or for brunch with a fresh fruit margarita, or for happy hour with friends!
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Tortaria

#Tacos, , : round after round of  #SundayFunday deliciousness with eatersdrinkers & josecuervotequil

#Tacos, , : round after round of #SundayFunday deliciousness with eatersdrinkers & josecuervotequila at tortarianyc.

  • #Tacos, , : round after round of  #SundayFunday deliciousness with eatersdrinkers & josecuervotequil 570479

Tortaria

#SundayFunday better than a Monday  Tacos & josecuervotequila at tortarianyc to beat this cold first

#SundayFunday better than a Monday Tacos & josecuervotequila at tortarianyc to beat this cold first day of spring

  • #SundayFunday better than a Monday  Tacos & josecuervotequila at tortarianyc to beat this cold first 569652

Quick Bites: Tortaría

    • 1.5
  • Food: 1.5
  • Decor: 1.0

What a pleasant surprise.  I'd been aware of this large, looming Mexican entity on the corner of University Place and East 12th since it opened.  I'd been aware of it as busy too.  No particular urge to eat there.

Tortaria (2)

Then, just one of those days over the holidays; other options were closed, and there we were, and why not?  And it was good.

My impressions had been somewhat false. Despite the name, I imagined that sandwiches would accompany a full Mexican menu. Because of the apparent scale of the place, I guessed it was a full-service restaurant.  In each case, I was a little off.

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The menu really is all about tortas and tacos (or small ones, taquitos) -- and that's really all, unless you count guacamole, soups and salads, and two desserts, fried ice cream or little churros.  Also worth knowing, because it's not immediately obvious: no table service -- order from the register as you enter.  Grab seats at random, at the bar, at the long communal table, at smaller tables up front.  Listen out, because there's no smart system in place for delivering food when it's ready.

Tortaria
Okay, some rough edges, but forgiveable for this food, at this price.  I ordered a special torta, suckling pig with avocado, pickled onions, Oaxaca cheese, and probably other things too, on telera bread.  Nice ingredients.

Tortaria (4)
The bread was just chewy enough.  The suckling pig wasn't just another name for pulled pork -- the texture and strong, almost gamey taste, made it worth the extra dollar or so (the sandwich was around $9; other tortas -- carne asado, Milanesa de pollo, "burger" -- around $7 to $8).

Fries were freshly cut from real potatoes.  Sauces were fun too -- a chipotle mayo beaten by a warmly smokey straight chipotle.

Tortaria (3)

I liked the look of the crispy eggplant torta, which came on a brioche bun (which could have been warmed), with Chihuahua cheese, Pinconillo tomatoes, jalapeños, and so on.

Sides are around $2.50, so sandwiches for two with shared fries (plenty of them), around $20.  Very much worth a look.

Here's the website.

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Tortaria

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I'm all ears corn

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Tortaria

Where's the yacht, samanthanyc & nick2slick?

Where's the yacht, samanthanyc & nick2slick?

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Tortaria

Mexican Fiesta - Pulled Pork Torta, Raspberry Margarita, Fried Plantains, Homemade Guacamole saltydo

Mexican Fiesta - Pulled Pork Torta, Raspberry Margarita, Fried Plantains, Homemade Guacamole saltydogyadig

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Tortaria

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Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains

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Information of Tortaria

Location
94 University Pl., New York, NY 10003
Phone Number
(212) 776-1830
Category
Mexican
Average Price
$10 - $19 | Dinner
Business Hours
Sun:11:00AM - 12:00PM
Mon:11:00AM - 12:00PM
Tue:11:00AM - 12:00PM
Wed:11:00AM - 12:00PM
Thu:11:00AM - 12:00PM
Fri:11:00AM - 1:00AM
Sat:11:00AM - 1:00AM
Occasion
date / family / friends / alone / business
Dress code
Casual
Wi-Fi
No
Wheelchair accessible
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
No
Smoking area
No
Late dining
No
Valet parking
No
Delivery
Yes
Takeout
Yes
Caters
Yes
Website
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Quick Summary

[Overall]
Tortaria is a Mexican restaurant located on 94 University Plaza in New York. Tortaria is conveniently located right in the center of New York University and features great Mexican food. The overall rating is good and most reviews gave a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Food
Tortas are a main feature of the Tortaria and are recommended by most reviewers. While some mention that the tortas may fall apart easily, most say they are very filling and delicious. One particular torta with favorable reviews is the Milanesa de Pollo Torta. Reviews say many food items are generally inexpensive, like the Chicken Burrito and Fish Tacos.
Atmosphere
Reviews mention the place having a casual, down-to-earth vibe. Various reviews favored ordering items at the counter and finding their own seats, while others say finding seats for a group can be troublesome. Reviews say the place can get very lively, and some claim it is even a bit too loud.
Service
Many reviewers say that the staff and bar service is very friendly and great. However, some reviews mention that the waiters and waitresses can be busy at times and may not be as attentive to customers. Many customers were confused as to whether they should find seats or wait to be seated, so they recommend just finding comfortable seats.

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