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Armadillo Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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97 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401-6009
+1 845-339-1550
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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long island, new york
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The highlight of our long weekend in Kingston was dinner here. The owner and wait staff were friendly, gracious and accommodating. Free tortilla chips and dips, plus free refills. The most delicious margaritas on the rocks -- perfectly made, generously sized, and not overly sweet as is often the case. The menu is huge. Anything Tex-Mex you could possibly want,... More 

Thank julia m
Kingston, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I'm not always crazy about Mexican food, but this food is first rate. It's great fresh quality ingredients and the margaritas are good too! The staff is very friendly. I've always had a positive experience here over many many visits.

Thank Carolcartom
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The four of us had another great and enjoyable meal here. We were seated pretty quickly considering she had a big party inside and another large party outside. Our dog was welcomed and offered food and water before we even got our menus and we appreciate that we can bring our dog there with us. We're never disappointed when we... More 

Thank jcletus
Saugerties, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

On a very hot day we wanted to try this Mexican restaurant. We had our dogs and were welcomed inside. Dogs given water immediately and when our delicious food was served, the pups received packets of chicken. Wonderful food and love of dogs will bring us back over and over again

Thank shar0n1228
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with coworkers to celebrate my exit from a job and everything was delightful. I have several dietary requirements that the staff were more then eager to assist with! Started with drinks at the bar, (try the pomegranate or coconut** margaritas!) and then went to the patio for dinner. Pricing was reasonable, the quality was divine. I look forward... More 

Thank Peachykeen099
Watervliet, New York
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Armadillo is one of Kingston's better restaurants. We have dined there a number of times and always been very pleased. Their menu choices are extensive, including traditional Mexican favorites along with specials such as grilled pork tenderloin and inventive tuna preparations. There is also a wide choice of vegetarian options. Neighboring tables sampled the stuffed jalapeños, grilled corn on the... More 

Thank Jeff B
Hyde Park, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Armadillo staff and talented culinary crew create exciting food combining the spice of the Southwest with the freshest fish and local Hudson Valley produce and cheeses. The chef infuses Southwestern & Mexican cuisine with fragrant spices and a Nuevo Latino twist. All of the food is made from scratch using the best quality and freshest ingredients - including Quality... More 

Thank Bill R
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here. We chose the place based on dog friendliness and boy was it: When he owner heard there was a dog guest, she offered to bring him chicken. Too bad he's allergic, so he got "just cheese". :) The human food and drinks were excellent, we really enjoyed everything we had. Their list of tequilas was... More 

Thank AndyBrown79
Clintondale, New York
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Delicious authentic food. Reasonable prices. Adorable atmosphere. Really the only negativa at all = no parking lot...street parking only.

Thank Stephanie D
Kingston, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The Armadillo is a one of a kind in the local community. Merle makes you feel welcomed like no other restaurant owner. Her warm smile and genuine embraces makes you feel like she's just invited you into her home. The margaritas are Fabulous and come in every flavor. The food is plentiful. We usually need to take half of it... More 

Thank Deborah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401-6009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 845-339-1550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?