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El Malecon Restaurant

764 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-5703
+1 212-864-5648
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Caribbean, Latin, Mexican, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
764 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-5703
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We arrived at 430 and the waitress basically ignored us for an hour even after we called her. The food was ok. During dinner i wanted another meal to take home so I ordered it and when it was ready, it was practically thrown at...More

Thank JacksReviews
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I have not been to El Malecon in years even though it is quite close to my home. It clearly IS a popular -- primarily with Hispanic folks to which the restaurant's menu appears to cater. The prices are certainly reasonable but my meal was...More

Thank Trup
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Known as the rotisserie king, this local spot has authentic Puerto Rican, Latin American and Caribbean dishes. There is something for everyone on the menu: fish, chicken, steak, shellfish. Doable, but not a great selection for vegetarians. The portions are very big, so you can...More

Thank Ivy C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

While visiting NYC, I was thinking where should I go for good chicken (rotisserie) and web search brought me here so after a nice walk through Harlem and Morningside park, I end up here with intention to try best Dominican chicken in NYC. Well, since...More

Thank intrepidCRO
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I eat at El Malecon every month or so. It is consistently good. The staff is always friendly and prompt. Its popular but its never too much of a wait, if ever. Their signature roast chicken and Soupy Shrimp Rice are my too favorites. Great...More

Thank ChrisHollandKeyWest
Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you like good spanish/dominican food, this is the place to go! The variety the quantity and the taste, SUPER!

Thank Olga_Rivera
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were hoping to get some authentic Dominican food while visiting NYC and someone recommended this restaurant. We ordered quite a spread and we loved everything we got! Stewed chicken, rotisserie chicken and salami with rice, beans, mofongo and sauce. The fried yucca was some...More

Thank Marci F
Reviewed 20 June 2016

A great place frequented by the locals. The Coffee with milk was amazing. Breakfast was average. All well priced in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank AkTiger
Reviewed 18 May 2016

El Malecon is a revelation. If it's rotisserie chicken you're craving, then look no further. I'm hesitant to even write this review, because it's already hard to get a table at the prime dinner hour. But their chicken is divine. Tender, juicy, flavorful, amazing. The...More

Thank ChinadollRVC
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Eat here. It is pretty basic; chicken, rice, beans, some bread, some sauce. You don't need anything more. This isn't a fancy, date- night restaurant (she will leave you if you think it is! ), it is just really good chicken. The plantains ate nice...More

Thank Stephen U
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-5703
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-864-5648
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