Kahlo Restaurant

4.6
320 reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Only Indoor Dining
Eat-Drink-Visit is what Kahlo stands for. Kahlo, located in Chelsea, is a fine-casual restaurant featuring Modern Mexican Cuisine. Enjoy dinner in this relaxed mid-century ambiance sipping Mezcal Cocktails and well crafted dishes.
Delivery (Ubereats, Grubhub, Seamless, Caviar, Doordash) and take out(Toast)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 7:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 12:00AM - 12:30AM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:30AM 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

What 320 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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AK123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot to celebrate a birthday! Waitstaff was so attentive and food was delicious, nice dim and romantic atmosphere as well :)

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CarlaP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambiance. We were a group of six that arrived within 10 minutes of each other and we were seated upon arrival so no one had to wait at the door. We had all the appetizers, which were great. Our entrees mixed, the steak and tacos were delicious. I had the branzino fish which I thought was just okay.
We were celebrating my husband’s and a friend’s birthday and our waiter brought dessert with free shots and two sparkler candles for the birthday men. We all agreed that we would definitely go back to Kahlo

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RickM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food. Excellent Service. Fun Place Will definitely be back

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vipIdalucia
Philadelphia
180 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Wonderful attention to service and aesthetics. The staff is friendly and attentive; the room pays homage to its namesake Frida Kahlo and is beautiful.
The food was a mix of delicious and lacking.
The appetizers, Aguachile, Kahlo and Rivera Guacamole and El Charro guacamole were delicious. The mains were disappointing, but desserts were good. Extremely disappointing was the fact that we could not get a cup of coffee to go with those deserts! Our waiter brought out a shot of silver tequila for each of us to make up for that omission!
I thought the Price tag came in way too high for the quality of the food.

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vipomercank
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was nice although the servings are very small.

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Twasalright
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, in a truly exquisite setting! We shared the lobster in coconut appetizer, which was phenomenal, and the entrees were the barbacoa tacos and the chicken entree. Both fantastic! The margaritas were super delicious, though might be a touch heavy on the salted rim. Would perhaps suggest a different type of salt also as this was pretty finely granulated. A more flake or rock style, perhaps even smoked, would be divine! I look forward to visiting Kahlo again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The entrees and drinks were great. The ambiance and atmosphere was great. The appetizers were a little bland and room temperature but the entrees we’re great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made reservations, app did not specify of vaccine mandate, was forced to eat outdoors while it was cold windy night. First time in NY. Reservations were made months prior

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alice
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing dinner here. Highly recommend on anyone looking for great food and great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Innovative food, friendly service, classy atmosphere.

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beckyny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were great. A bit noisy, especially near the bar.

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TanyaM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was incredible and the restaurant is beautiful. Great choice for date night or dinner with friends!

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vipbostonfoodienation
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve eaten here multiple times and love the food and the service. Salads are unbelievably fresh, drinks are great and wine is reasonably priced.

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Plo718
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Kahlo has turned into our go-to place when meeting folks in the Hudson Yard area. Love the margaritas and tacos.

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vipMago
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the services, super nice. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food great service and great drinks.

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MisterK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Ordered "La Catrina", "Lobster Coctel", "Tuna Tostadas", and "Shrimp al Pastor" for three people at brunch time. The portions were shockingly small for each dish (Tuna Tostadas: three cracker-sized bites for $19?). The dishes themselves tasted fine (not a big fan of the Lobster Coctel though), but you'd expect more for $100 total including tip -- all three of us came out hungry, and I say that as a person whose portions are on the small side. I also had the sense the restaurant was understaffed. There was a single server for the hall, and the food wait time was also substantial.

I've been in NYC for a while and have been to many restaurants at this price point. I've never written a single restaurant review, but man this place was really not it. I strongly suggest other restaurants for this price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My New Favorite Place!!! Be back soon…

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AdrianaI
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with my family for Mexican Independence they had live mariachi and delicious food & drink specials. Servers were very attentive despite being very busy

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful cocktails, super tasty food, very generous portions, good vibes

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vipGabbyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible, service was great, drinks were tasty! They made my mom’s birthday celebration very special and even brought over a round of tequila shots on the house. The margaritas were quite expensive though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great!! Amazing food!!

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benwolf
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice modern Mexican cuisine. Enjoyed the empanadas and the arrachera steak the most. The mezcal flight was a great experience as well. Only negative critique is that the lobster coctel did not feel worth the price.

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Cols12
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was
Wonderful and the service outstanding. A small quaint venue and you feel a bit out of the Hudson Yard crowds. Worth a try!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been coming to kahlo often and the tuna tostadas are to die for! The kahlo & Rivera guac is unreal! And the two main dishes which is our go to is the Mole de Pollo campestre and Arrachera steak. Our experience is always a pleasure and the servers are very professional. We do miss we believe was a manager/owner was a lady that was a familiar face to kahlo and has been there for quite a while she just set the mood in kahlo with full professionalism and desire to strive in the industry. She doesn’t seem to be there anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful wedding anniversary brunch!! The staff made our celebration so special!!
Camila is a treasure!!

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vipTylerD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious drinks but too pricy ($19 cocktails). Beautiful atmosphere. Good food but tiny portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful meal, great cocktails to celebrate my husband’s birthday. For starters had the aguachile and molotes. The aguachile was one of the best we’ve had anywhere - tuna was so fresh and chiles and lime was well-balanced. Cochinita pibil tacos were terrific but would have liked a little bit more pickled onion, branzino main had a delish and complex sauce which we scooped up with a side of fresh tortillas. Tres leches cake for dessert was creamy but not too sweet. Can’t wait to go back !

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OmarZ
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you want a little bit of Mexico, come to Kahlo! The ambience was great, the service was awesome and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal at Kahlo with delicious food and excellent drinks. The service was fast and attentive, highly recommend for a very enjoyable evening!

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vipPeteS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Quite expensive, even for the neighborhood. Portions were very small. Food was tasty and drinks were good (although nothing so special as to warrant $19 price tag). Service was pleasant.

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AliciaC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from the live music and decor to the food and service was amazing. Our server Acri was amazing. He made us so comfortable on our first visit there. We first had the Kahlo & Rivera Guacamole, the Lobster Coctel. We then ordered Shrimp,Cochinita Pibil Tacos and Mole de Pollo. Everything was flavorful, well presented and filling.

I loved it and will be back.

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Yuri
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

To my suprise, a half of the waiters and waitresses didn’t wear masks.
Service was OK, and the food is OK Which is a little smaller portions.
We ordered 3 bottles of beer, and first 2 came as full glasses with the bottle with some leftover in the bottles.
The last one was just a full grass and no bottle, however, and it was not a draft beer!
Where was the rest of the beer?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for my niece. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The ambiance is low key candlelight intimate kind of vibe. Food was delicious and the staff is friendly and accommodating.

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vipNellaG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED this place and will definitely be back. The food was incredible as well as the service and ambiance. I’ve been telling everyone about it and can’t wait to go back!!! Omg.

We got the guacamole with the mango in it, empanada trio, shrimp tacos, veggie rice and spicy margaritas. The place wasn’t packed, but I was ok with that because #Delta.

They have a neon sign in the back by the beautiful restrooms. This place is just so well done.

...did I mention I can’t wait to go back?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, drinks were flowing, and the service was prestige. Try the Los Cabo’s Tacos.. daaaaaamn

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vipTomP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service but at least when we were there it was very Covid friendly. Only one worker wore a mask. No diners at any time wore one.

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vipRaphael
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here. Great service and wonderful food! We will be back for sure!

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RyanW
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have never experienced Kahlo's exact approach to Mexican fare. The heightening of all of the flavors that already exist in the cuisine is nothing short of magical. Not one thing on the table was not hand-made. The tortillas, guacamole, and all other usual items found in a Mexican restaurant are just pushed to a new level. The décor is chic and comfortable all at once, which is no small feat either. I would say that this place is not to be missed if you're in Chelsea or anywhere on the lower West side of Manhattan. You will not be let down. Also, great cocktails, and even some mocktails.

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JenniferS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every way! Our second time dining here and we will definitely be back. Put it on your must-dine list!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kahlo Restaurant using the Order Online button. Kahlo Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kahlo Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 256-0083.

Kahlo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.