Cafe Ollin

Cafe Ollin

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
East Harlem, New York
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    Israel P.
    "Free taco click the link for more details.http://twitpic.com/3fyjd6"(2 Tips)
    Lana V.
    "Juancho Cemita with chorizo is phenomenal!"(3 Tips)
    Ly E.
    "Cemita with Carnegie enchilada huge and delicious."(6 Tips)
    Sam B.
    "Get the spicy pork or chorizo in your burritos!"(4 Tips)
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  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksOctober 8, 2017
    Every ny'ers delight- focus on the food and less on the decor. Your hole in the wall- a compliment. Takes a while to roll out the food but its made fresh including tortilla. The goat taco was great!
  • Rachel M.heart icon on user image
    Rachel McDonaldJuly 23, 2018
    Cemitas!!! Try the Brody Cemitas under Specials. So bomb, & it’s a cute/quaint spot with a lot of character!
  • Dante D.heart icon on user image
    Dante D'OrazioAugust 30, 2014
    Cozy little place with wonderful Mexican food. Feels like you're getting a home-cooked meal. A number of great vegetarian options, including killer "Azteca" cemita. Be prepared to wait though.
  • Lana V.
    Lana VitsupJuly 13, 2014
    Juancho Cemita with chorizo is phenomenal! It's huge, too. So don't fill up on chips. Which are also very fresh and delicious.
  • Foladéheart icon on user image
    FoladéJune 30, 2012
    Literally everything is good. I highly recommend you try the enchiladas. They are amazing and unlike any enchiladas you're currently familiar with. BTW The service is excellent.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 4, 2011
    Juancho Cemita: Cactus, potatoes, beans, avocados, onions, tomatoes, Oaxacan cheese, chipotle, lettuce, jalapenos, pungent pápalo, and your choice of meat in the slightly crunchy sesame seed bun. Read more
  • Ash P.heart icon on user image
    Ash PondersAugust 22, 2015
    Mexican comfort foods, staring crema, cotija, and nopales. The Horchata here is a lovely take on the silky style, lightly spiced. Hell yeah!
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    From bright blue walls to a dozen-plus nacho plates, the tucked-away spot is known for irrististibly rich (and inventive) takes on Latin comfort dining.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 1, 2011
    Delicious, cute and inexpensive restaurant serving Cemitas (try the Chorizo), Tortas (taste the Chivo Enchilado) and Tacos (yummy Cecina and Lengua).
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2013
    Try the massive portion of chile rellenos which is piled high with melted Oaxaca cheese.
  • Guha A.heart icon on user image
    Guha ArunkumarJune 11, 2017
    Got the Plato Juancho with Veggies. Great food and sangria!
  • Luis E.heart icon on user image
    Luis EscapaMay 13, 2021
    Best place to get authentic Mexican food. 100% Recommended.
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    JuchaussJanuary 23, 2015
    Hole in the wall Mexican restaurant, super authentic and delicious for a very reasonable price!
  • Katrina L.
    Katrina LipinskyJanuary 4, 2014
    Checked in for the first time and didn't realize there was a newbie special! They added a free taco to my order. Cute place!
  • Ly E.
    Ly ElMay 17, 2012
    Cemita with Carnegie enchilada huge and delicious. Fresh sesame bread, poblano pork, stringy Mexican cheese.
  • Nabeel
    NabeelMarch 29, 2011
    Nice, clean place. Friendly staff. The chicken fajitas with peppers will make you wonder why you haven't been here before. Very light and non-greasy.
  • Sam B.heart icon on user image
    Sam BonaparteSeptember 8, 2012
    Get the spicy pork or chorizo in your burritos! Also, make sure you get the tacos "con todo." Amazing Mexican food.
  • Deb F.
    Deb FJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Two words. Chorizo Cemita.
  • Tohm S.heart icon on user image
    Tohm SansaniAugust 17, 2014
    Tacos + BYOB! Unlimited chips and salsa. Great spot on the UES.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DickJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tacos in East Harlem ... Recommend getting everything on them. Inexpensive, great service, overall pleasant experience.
  • David B.
    David BlackmanNovember 13, 2011
    The cemitas are like if Mexico and a greasy spoon diner had a baby and put it on a bun. To be eaten. So good.
  • Daniel P.heart icon on user image
    Daniel PerezNovember 4, 2012
    Get the sopes and the enchiladas. They also make their horchata in the restaurant
  • DishEnvy
    DishEnvyMarch 2, 2012
    The Pork Carnitas "Cemita" has been called the "best Mexican sandwich on the Island"
  • Alli B.heart icon on user image
    Alli BroadSeptember 20, 2020
    Cemitas and tortas are spectacular
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherFebruary 10, 2013
    Cemitas. Spicy goat tostada. Enchiladas
  • C G.heart icon on user image
    C GApril 22, 2016
    Cemita tasted even better the next day!
  • Brenna S.
    Brenna SJuly 10, 2012
    Save room for dessert! The tres leches is homemade.
  • Seanna P.
    Seanna PFebruary 29, 2012
    Excellent excellent excellent!
  • Durinda U.heart icon on user image
    Durinda UnderwoodAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cemitas are awesome and the enchiladas are so good
  • Tyhem C.
    Tyhem CommodoreAugust 13, 2011
    Love the food & service here ..best Mexican food in the neighborhood
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie CatanaOctober 17, 2015
    Ordered the Juancho cemita for delivery and it was completely lackluster. Ill attribute it to delivery though.
  • Angel D.heart icon on user image
    Angel DeAndaSeptember 11, 2014
    Cemitas! Soooo good.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PalmerFebruary 10, 2012
    Best tacos and cemitas in nyc
  • Stephen
    StephenSeptember 12, 2012
    Try the Lengua Cemita
  • Elena S.heart icon on user image
    Elena SorJanuary 21, 2015
    Authentic food
  • Ronny T.
    Ronny TabakOctober 12, 2013
    Food is amazing! :)
  • Israel P.
    Israel PerezDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Cafe Ollin promo! Free taco click the link for more details.http://twitpic.com/3fyjd6
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya SchiavoneMay 23, 2011
    the best homestyle mexican I've ever had Read more
  • Edu Y.
    Edu YehApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The journey to mayorship!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerMarch 10, 2015
    taco con todo $3.75
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