ATLA

4.5
45 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
All-day eatery for contemporary Mexican bites by Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes served alongside an approachable, yet sophisticated beverage program created by Yana Volfson.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Go for the scene or to sit outside snd people watch but... I was excited to try Alta based on reviews. And, yes, the food was good. I’m not a big meal person but portions, of what the waiter told us were the bigger meals, were tapas sized. Cocktails, chosen off the menu, truly weren’t worth drinking. There aren’t a ton of tables outside, it was not too busy, and we still had to flag the waiter multiple times to put in our order (after 45 minutes), then again to pay, and he never stopped by in between. This used to be my neighborhood and I love it but there are much better choices. Very disappointing

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I took my girlfriends for lunch last Friday. It was their first time and I spoke so highly about you. Our server was curt, rude and really ruined the lunch. Our lunch reservation was at noon and we sat outside. I have been to your place so many times and have had not only excellent food but excellent service too. This woman should not be dealing with the public. Too bad for you.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and the locale is perfect to commute to. The food was really good but for the portion size, a little pricey. I would and will visit again though.

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CH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Some dishes were excellent. Others were so so or incredibly salty. Very loud.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the appetizers and the guacamole was superb.
Fish option was very nice.
The frozen margarita ideal for a nice Saturday lunch.

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to enjoy upscale Mexican food in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

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AD
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very delicious guacamole, artichoke char with cheese innovative and a hit,sea bream perfectly cooked and seasoned, mushroom dish with added chicken very satisfying and flavorful,
Hostess and wait staff all very attentive. Our only complaint, music was too loud.

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DG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food, their guacamole is outstanding! The skinny margarita is perfect, not too sweet as I like my cocktails. I've been to Atla many times and I've never been disappointed.

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AG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, the food and service were great. I did feel somewhat rushed to leave though, and found the prices to be a little high for what was ordered.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was knowledgable and kind. Food is amazing.
Unique dishes that are unlike anything else.

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IZ
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and the cocktails are great but portions are very small and it slays ends up being super pricey if you have two drinks for example.

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F
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server, fantastic food.

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D
New England
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superior drinks and food. May be the best margarita I’ve ever had. Prices could be better, though. I don’t think you should have to pay $18 for really good guacamole.

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CR
Mexico City
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Muy rico toda la comida, el servicio muy lento y sin duda overprice, una michelada o un carajillo 17usd ... como un capricho una vez pero no tiene sentido incluso si no lo pago de mi bolsillo.

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quality service :excellent, beautiful place . The only thing that could be improved is the menu adding more vegetarian options

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, terrific food, could not possibly have had a better experience!!!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican food with an array of “aguas frescas”. Artíc Char Tostada was fantastic.

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was awesome. The food while a short menu was awesome. The drinks were off the hook

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Really poor service - We has to flag down a waiter anytime we needed something, and to order. Even then the staff were short with us. Food was great, but won’t be going back.

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Poor, inattentive service - We had to flag a server down every time we needed something.

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PG
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gustavo de bartender an de Sinaloa host were so so kind with us
I’ll happily return

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f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in casual setting. Food was excellent. Bartender made one of the best margaritas I have had in a long while.

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P
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Atla always a wonderful and delicious healthy Mexican cuisine choice.

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The consistency of the dishes has changed since my handful of visits last year. The duck wings were mushy and drenched in sauce. On my last time they were so perfectly crispy we had to order a second. Typically you can order anything off that menu and it is always beyond delicious. This time, we had a lot of hit or misses - especially that corn pancake. The only thing that remains consistent are the beverages and the tortillas. Those are always absolute perfection.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Server was not hospitable. Did not make any eye contact while taking our orders, did not check up on us and asked if we were doing okay later as he was walking by. He was more attentive to the six top as oppose to his other tables. Food and beverages were very good !

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and after reading about Daniela Soto-Innes, I had to try it. I enjoyed every bite and the highlights to me were the Cecina, Scallions & Nopal and the Cauliflower Taco Al Pastor. I also had the dessert tamle and highly recommend. My only reason for not giving this experience 5 stars, the price compared to the portion size. The Cali Taco Al Pastor, for example, was around $14 for a single, large taco. I would have preferred to see that prepared as 3 smaller tacos and think $12 would be sufficient...the tamle was amazing, but $14 and about 3 bites. Cocktails were wayyyy too expensive to try ($17, for a margarita, even!), which might be a side effect of the location, so I opted to try one of their juices.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best red chilaquiles ever!
Cauliflower pastor taco is outstanding.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our third Enrique Olivera restaurant and it did not disappoint. The best is still Pujol the best hands down.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Atla is tasty and has a lively atmosphere, but the food is more or less the same price as at their “big sibling” Cosme, where the food is even better and the atmosphere more relaxing. The hosts were trying to push everyone to counter seating, even those like us who had reserved standard. We had a standard table, but next to the counter, and so had someone’s butt uncomfortably close throughout the meal. Our server and the other staff were great and the food was very tasty, but with even tastier food in roomier quarters on offer at the same group’s Cosme, I‘m much much likelier to go there than Atla.

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LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We really enjoyed our dinner at Atla. The food was unique and delicious. We shared several small plates and enjoyed them all. The restaurant is small and the bar occupies a good portion of the space, so the noise level is high. There were two of us, so easy to converse across the table. With a larger group you might struggle to hear someone at the other end. One criticism was that the lighting was too dark. Combine that with the black print on a blue paper menu...thank you Apple for the flashlight accessory on my phone. The service was attentive and not obtrusive. Great cocktails and great food made for a good night out.

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P
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in NYC! Best healthy creative Mexican food in the city. LOVE/LOVE/LOVE.
HIGHLY recommend!!!! KP xo

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P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a dear friend for lunch at Atla. The space was crowded and lively in a good way; we were able to have a private conversation while enjoying the restaurant's energy. The food was fabulous. I love to cook so truly appreciate restaurants where I can try interesting and delicious food that I would never have the time to make at home.

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F
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always love the food and vibe here. Kitchen was really slow on this occasion. Thought we would at least get a comp.
But of course we will be back.

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HO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican meal I've had in NYC. The augachile was about as good a dish as I've had in a long time. Service was great. Sit at bar and ask for Felix!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

La calidad de los alimentos, así como el sazón y presentación no va de acuerdo al precio, ademas de que el lugar es muy ruidoso.

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EK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was fine but when the kitchen refused to plate our fish, after it was served and looked beautiful, on two plates so it could be shared, (a main entry that we were told by our waiter that it would be a good dish to share), we thought it unfriendly and ridiculous. Otherwise we enjoyed the food. The music level should be reduced a bit.

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is good but incredibly overpriced. There is similarly high-quality food in the neighborhood for more reasonable prices.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Portions were meager compared to the relatively high price point for simple food. While the food was quite good I would say that it was didn’t have anything special and was rather anonymous when compared to brunch fare in the locale. To do it all over again I would walk across the street for a finer dining experience at a similar if not lower price point.

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AP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and the food was good, but the service staff was very rude. My friend and I did not order alcohol and once they knew we weren't drinking they couldn't have gotten us out of there fast enough. We both ordered entrees so we spent a decent amount of money, but all they were concerned about was getting us out of there. I would not go back.

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SE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of NY’s best restaurants just keeps getting better

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