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El Malecon Restaurant

764 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-5703
+1 212-864-5648
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Mexican, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
764 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-5703
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The steak was very tasty and well worth it. Fine selection of Dominican food. The dessert was tres leche. Excellent!

Thank Abejo
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

It's the best in NYC. We came here for Chicken and rice and it did not disappoint us! The portion was giant and we had to sit for another hour until we finish our meal.

Thank kaybeancolour
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant and very reasonably priced place for lunch especially for NYC - chicken and plantain dishes particularly tasty!

Thank nathan0402
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

My husband had the chicken and shrimp in cream sauce . I had the salmon with broccoli. Both were delicious! Family friendly restaurant next time I’ll get a rotisserie chicken. Very authentic. Loved it.

Thank Kathryn C
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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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