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“Poor service, very mediocre food.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rubens Mexican Cafe

Rubens Mexican Cafe
Ranked #19 of 73 Restaurants in Peekskill
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Westchester County NY
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Poor service, very mediocre food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Stopped here on the fly for a quick lunch. Sat outside which was nice. Ordered simple dishes. Waited 45 minutes and finally asked where our food was since everyone else had been served long ago. Indifferent waitstaff finally gave us a ridiculous story and probably put in our order for the first time. When the food arrived it was very very mediocre. Horribly over sauced with a bland sugary glop. Undercooked and overcooked at the same time. Frozen vegetables. Go somewhere else for Mexican food, this was BAD.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank russrobin
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“diarrhea”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

steak funny flavor, rice nasty, beans yuck, only good thing is guacamole how can you go wrong with that lol, Did I forget dirty. pretentious people, long wait etc....

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank the t
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Fitzwilliam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bland good slow service.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

For of us for dinner. Took forever to get food. Rice had no flavor. Tacos were ok. Easy to pass on this place.

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2 Thank Crystal S
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“I've Had Better...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

Based only on the food I ordered and tasted myself, this restaurant barely ranks 3 stars in my book.
The food was bland-bland-bland. Stale tortilla chips: I could taste no jalapeno or onion or cilantro in the salsa OR the guacamole! What?!?! It was bland. Bland, i tell you. Oh, the inhumanity...
The service was pleasant and promisingly attentive. But once they brought the food, I never saw the waiter again. I ordered a salad - it was good and fresh tasting. but it was smothered in dressing. NO. Just...no. i shoulda got the dressing on the side, i reckon.
Would have ordered a second beer, if they'd only come by to ask. But no one checked on the table after the main courses were served. They walked past our table several times, delivering food to other customers, not even glancing to see if we needed anything. Tumbleweeds drifted across our plates after so long a time, but no one came...
Beer was good and cold, though. Just got lonely sitting there...waiting for someone, anyone to come by and ask if i wanted another. Just waiting...waiting...

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank rejeneses
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great local Mexican Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We have been going to Rueben's for years, and always enjoy our meal. It is a cute restaurant and the service is very good. We start with the made at your table guacamole and frozen margarita's which is always great. We never order our main meal right away or you will be in and out of that place in a flash. We tell the waitress to give us a little time and we'll let you know when we are ready to order. We enjoy the steak and chicken fajitas, and the quesadillas are very good. I prefer black beans to refried beans and they will sub that for me without a problem. Wednesday's is $5 margarita day & outdoor dining in the nice weather is fun!! We enjoy this restaurant year round!!
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  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sharon C
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