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El Rey Restaurant

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14713 Hillside Ave, Jamaica, NY 11435-3328
+1 718-206-0614
07:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:59
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Fresh Meadows, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Food is excellent, but the service can be very slow during lunch hour. I had the Ox Tail dish with Yellow rice and Sweet Fried bananas alng with a diet coke. They also serve toasted sliced thin hero bread that is very good. Prices are inexpensive.

Thank James L
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Food is good but they take too much time to serve. The waitresses are roude. Won't go there the place is full of drunk people

Thank hbettyboop33
Tampa, Florida
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small restaurant (ground level) with a large menu and a walk through steam table to go. Tables are a bit close to each other, server personable and the food was spot on. Delicious, flavorful and did not disappoint. Chicharon de pollo was crispy and succulent with rice & pink beans (rosada) y maduro (ripe plantain). Bifstec encebollada was tender, flavorful... More 

Thank TampaLouie
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Roaches, roaches roaches... Smh I suggest if your going to keep dining here, you double, triple check your food. My colleagues and I ordered the exact same thing, half rotisserie chicken and vegetables. So, I'm eating my food and almost to the bottom of the vegetables, a ROACH in the bottom of my food hiding under a piece of broccoli!!... More 

Thank Jubileeddx2
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Went to have lunch with coworkers. The waitress was not welcoming at all, not even a hello, just, " what would you like." I guess the food was worth putting up with an unwelcoming face. Food was good and service was fast at a reasonable price.

Thank Jannette T
Davie, Florida
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I love this hidden spot ! The upstairs is for diners seeking a more formal setting and the downstairs is extremely casual and for take out! The food is great but all the email servers have the worst attitude unless you are a guy.

Thank Stefanie R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We spent the night in Jamaica due to a flight on the next day so we decided to explore around and find a nice restaurant. We came across El Rey and we must say it was definitely a great choice! A large choice of dishes, very affordable prices for an american standard and a very friendly staff made our evening.... More 

Thank Evermore87
Jamaica, New York
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Service was good, drinks were good, hope they keep up the good work on mixed drinks, atmosphere was decent.

Thank D J
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

I eat here frequently Absolutly love the food, given the fact that there aren't any GOOD Spanish restaurants in the area. I've eaten from everything on the menu! All of it is good. The only fall back is the waitresses aren't that helpful or nice unless ur a guy and they can flirt their way to a tip. Overall this... More 

Thank Neris S
New York City, New York, USA
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've eaten here many times and the food is always good. The prices are slightly high for the neighborhood and things can be lost in translation when ordering when it's loud and busy. However, it's well worth it to continue experiencing their quality of Dominican cuisine.

Thank mlpsyduck

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
07:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14713 Hillside Ave, Jamaica, NY 11435-3328
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Jamaica
  • Phone Number: +1 718-206-0614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?