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$16 - $163
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Mexican
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Reviewed 27 March 2022

My husband, sister and brother-in-law stopped in for lunch. I had the Chile Rellenos and it was very good. Other dishes were Chicken Enchildas Verde was rated very good although chicken was a bit dry; fish tacos - good; Quesedillas - good; Guacamole - very...good; Salsa depends who you ask - I thought it was tomato paste-ketchupy tasting, but my husband thought it was very good. Drinks were strong; I would recommend not having salt if you get a Margarita though. Service friendly but a bit slow. We would go back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2021

As the weather starts to break we decided to take a stroll around Riverdale to look for some outdoor dining options. We stumbled across Cocina Chente; they had outdoor seating, the restaurant was open to the outdoors and it wasn't too crowded. We lucked out...by arriving during Happy Hour and scored some fantastic $8 passion fruit margaritas. The nachos and guacamole were fantastic!!! So good we had to order 2nd;s. For our entrees we settled with chicken tacos, enchiladas and chicken fingers and fries for the kids. Everything was tasty, service great and a must do for the great guac and margaritas.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

Six of us came here for dinner. It is very small. A woman bumped into me and 2 wine glasses went over on the table. We had 2 orders of guacamole with chips. Fish tacos were ordered as was a chicken quesadilla and chicken enchilada...with mole poblano sauce. Another person ordered a steak and chicken fajita. Everything was good, but I have had better mole. We had a temperanillo wine which was wonderful.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

This is a cute date or friends spot. There is a small outside seating area and inside has that rustic yet modern yet vintage thing happening. Definitely a lovely ambiance. I’ve had delicious margaritas here and some great fish tacos. Quite a big selection of...tequilas as well. Bartenders and servers are very helpful if you’re stuck on choosing.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Didn’t realize this place was on Riverdale Ave. Apparently they’ve been open for year and half. Highly recommend it. Food was fantastic! This place should be around for a long time.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A neighborhood place to relax. Colorful decor, happy hour, & great food at a reasonable price. Live music on some days. Come over!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the food and entertainment in this restaurant. The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing and totally different from the other Mexican restaurants in the area. We especially enjoyed the live band. I highly recommend this gem!!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Service was above and beyond, the food was the icing on the cake. The chefs here are truly masters of their craft and are true to the mexican/latino flavors they incorporate in their dishes. They have truly reinvented the wheel at this cozy/chic Riverdale treasure

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I have been to many Mexican restaurants, and this place at best is average. The margaritas were not served in a margarita glass which I was very surprised. The one thing that I liked bout this place was the location and the appetizer, the guacamole...was very good. The steak a la Mexicana was ok but I was expecting more for the price. I know that this is in NYC but there are several places nearby that have a good menu and worth the price. Unfortunately, this is the only Mexican restaurant I have been to in the area. Hopefully there is another one around.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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COCINA CHENTE, Bronx - Riverdale - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Cocina Chente is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4