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Rocking Horse Mexican Cafe

(212) 463-9511
182 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011+1604
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At Rocking Horse, Chef Barbara Bogart creates exciting Mexican cuisine with refined presentations and flavors. Bogart's lively modern menu uses a bounty of indigenous Mexican herbs and chiles. In the Duck Confit Crepas, the traditional confit preparation gets an unconventional lift from epazote, an herb with mint-oregano notes. Guacamole is served with a trio of bocadillos used in three regional styles of this dish. A relish of papaya and serrano chiles recalls the subtle sweetness of the Guerrero region's food, the crunchy texture of duck chicharones represents the state of Oaxaca, and lime-habañero marinated red onions evoke Veracruz cuisine. The Crispy Calamares Citrus Salad is refreshing and bright with its delicate ovals of squid set atop crunchy frisée, topped with a delicious citrus vinaigrette and chorizo croutons. Vegetarians and carnivores will be equally content with the savory Chile Relleno, a poblano chile stuffed with a mushroom pine nut picadillo and Veracruz black beans, which gets a kick from the smoky chipotle chile roasted tomato sauce. A sweet corn emulsion perfectly compliments spice-rubbed Chiltepe Chile Glazed Tuna.
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Telephone: (212) 463-9511
Address: 182 8th Ave
New York NY 10011+1604
Cross Streets West 19th & 20th Streets
Subway:
  • to 18th St -- 0.1
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LUNCH & DINNER
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-11:00pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12:00am
Sunday: 11:30am-11:00pm

BRUNCH
Sat-Sun: 11:30am-3:00pm

Price: Expensive. About $31 to $50 per person.

Cuisines:
Mexican

Rocking Horse Mexican Cafe Information
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All Major
Ambience:
Business Casual
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