Open now 12:00 - 22:00
$$$$ Price range per person $11-30
160 E 38th St, New York City
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New York City, New York, USA

After visiting Sniffen Court Historic District, you can look over the menu at this restaurant. El Rio Grande specializes in Mexican cuisine. Try mouthwatering steaks, nacho chips and chips and guacamole. Many people say that waiters serve good ice cream and tasty churros here. Don't miss the opportunity to try delicious strawberry margarita, liqueur or tequila. This place is famous for great coffee.

The warm atmosphere of this place makes customers feel relaxed and have a nice time. The high ratings of this spot wouldn't be possible without the friendly staff. Cool service is something guests appreciate here. This restaurant provides you with a great choice of dishes at attractive prices. Beautiful decor helps the clients relax. The Trip score for El Rio Grande is 4.

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Good food and drinks. Friendly staff
Real good Mexican food.
After seeing pictures of these margaritas floating on Instagram I recommended this place to my coworkers we looked forward to it all week. As we arrived around 330pm we were told by staff that although we can be seated there would be a private event at 6 in which we would need to close our tab at 5. My coworkers agreed that it was plenty of time as we were interested in Happy Hour Drinks. He stated "Happy Hr specials are at the bar" We proceeded to the bar but immediately the bar tender came up to us and stated this was last call as the bar and he has to close early for a private event. We stated the other staff member told us we had until 5 however the bar tender insisted he was closing the bar in just 30mins. Since we had been looking forward to it we expressed we'd have one drink and 30 mins would suffice. It was 5 of us and 4 of which are African American. After receiving our drinks (which honestly were good I will not lie hence the 2nd star) more people began to come in the restaurant. The bartender did not give any other group a speech about closing in 30mins. He gave our drinks and did not come back to check on us once! I observed him smiling and greeting every other groups but ours! Then a couple came in and he came from behind the bar to greet them, and I also overheard him mimicking my coworkers and I. After there were no seats left the bar he finally came back to our group and told us the other side of the restaurant was open and we can carry our drinks to that side. (Assuming he wanted to make room for the couple) However, he did not rush any other group away from his bar. We also past the 30 minutes he claimed the bar was closing, more people just kept coming in. I asked if any other group was being told to go into the other side he stated yes but that was a lie. The groups that was before us was not being rushed away. Also the check came and he did not specify that flavor drinks were NOT happy hr price which as a bar tender it would have been nice for the heads up but its okay because we can still afford it. Although hungry my coworkers and I left due to the poor customer service and feeling discriminated against. There is a less fancy bar directly below and although not as nice decor wise, drinks were good, food was good, service was great unlike the initial place we looked forward too El Rio Grande. Hi name is Jimmy. Not sure which side of the restaurant but its the side closer to 37th st
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160 E 38th St, New York City, New York, USA
Сredit cards accepted Delivery Outdoor seating TV Wheelchair accessible Takeaway Booking Parking
Opening hours
SundaySun 12:00-22:00
MondayMon 12:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 12:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 12:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 12:00-22:00
FridayFri 12:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 12:00-23:00

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