El Azteca is positively the best Mexican fare available in Midtown, with an authentic atmosphere and attentive staff. In an area that caters mostly to the tourist crowd, this restaurant is an undiscovered gem and a refreshing retreat from the hordes of theatergoers on Eighth Avenue. The space is small but airy with a back dining area that can accommodate large dinner parties. The front bar is festively lit with lights and Mexican décor and scattered with additional small tables. The food is really good and the prices are reasonable. And speaking of margaritas, literally, they are the best in New York City. At happy hour, only a few dollars will you get chips and salsa, which starts at 4pm to 7pm.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
- Type: Cocktail Bars
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Nearest Train: A, C, 1 and 9 trains to 50th Street
- Takeout Available: Yes