ABOUT US

Established in 2013, Chef Julian Hoyos opened his doors in East Harlem and is sharing his talent and love for food with the world. Cascalote Latin Bistro is a family owned and operated business serving delicious and beautifully plated meals made with love! Our intimate vibe will have you feeling right at home enjoying a delicious home made meal. Join us for happy hour and try our popular margaritas with a powerful kick.

We are a small restaurant dedicated to serving quality home cooked meals that are beautiful to look at. We treat everyone as family and appreciate the support from people all over the world that visit us. Make your reservation today and enjoy this experience at Cascalote.

 

Testimonials

  • 5 star ratingA great place for brunch, happy hour, and dinner. I've had the chicken fajitas, chicken enchiladas, and huevos rancheros... read more

    Molly P. Avatar
    Molly P.
    4/28/2018

    5 star ratingThis is our favorite spot. We come here at least once a week. Everything about this restaurant is amazing. We... read more

    Jobana C. Avatar
    Jobana C.
    7/17/2019

    5 star rating5 years later and still one of our favorite restaurants! Cascalote stayed open during the pandemic and was our weekly... read more

    Lauren S. Avatar
    Lauren S.
    7/05/2020
  • 5 star ratingMet a friend for brunch and decided to try dining more in East Harlem. Cozy & beautiful aromas, my first... read more

    Ashley W. Avatar
    Ashley W.
    2/18/2020

    5 star ratingI keep going back! It's East Harlem's best kept secret. Their friendly staff will go out of their way to... read more

    Domingo Q. Avatar
    Domingo Q.
    6/16/2019

    5 star ratingI came here for my birthday, real cute spot and it was our first time doing the outside dining. We... read more

    Elsie C. Avatar
    Elsie C.
    8/12/2020
  • 5 star ratingThis restaurant is a hidden gem!
    Family owned and operated. This truly was a fabulous meal. From the appetizers, to the...
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    Hope G. Avatar
    Hope G.
    11/03/2018

    5 star ratingSmall establishment but incredible tasting food. Everything I tried there was delicious. Highly recommend it.

    Sara M. Avatar
    Sara M.
    11/10/2018

    5 star ratingI moved from Texas to New York York in 2003 and have been on a quest ever since to find... read more

    Earl S. Avatar
    Earl S.
    6/17/2018
  • 5 star ratingWoW! Came to the restaurant on a Friday night after finding it on Yelp. The place is small and very... read more

    Jennifer W. Avatar
    Jennifer W.
    1/31/2020

    5 star ratingI'd drive a thousand miles for the authentic delicious food that they cook here! Service is A+, Drinks A+ and... read more

    Melody H. Avatar
    Melody H.
    12/17/2017

    5 star ratingThis is my favorite place to come thus far, the food, ambiance and people are amazing! I've never tasted a... read more

    Nayli L. Avatar
    Nayli L.
    6/19/2018
  • 5 star ratingSimply among the best for Mexican cuisine in NYC. You can't go wrong with any item on the menu. ... read more

    Rebel H. Avatar
    Rebel H.
    12/28/2018

    5 star ratingI cant stop craving for the salmon that I had at this restaurant! It's absolutely delicious! Though this dish usually... read more

    Sally H. Avatar
    Sally H.
    4/16/2019

    5 star ratingLook no further this family owned business is a perfect place for authentic Mexican food. Don't let the small dining... read more

    Ronnie B. Avatar
    Ronnie B.
    12/14/2017
  • 5 star ratingThis is our absolutely favorite spot in the neighborhood, if not the whole city. Been coming here once a week... read more

    Shuya O. Avatar
    Shuya O.
    1/17/2019

    5 star ratingI came here without any expectations but I was happily surprised with the tasty good. The fajitas had a slight... read more

    Ernesto A. Avatar
    Ernesto A.
    10/01/2017

    5 star ratingThis is my favorite place for brunch. The food, the service, and the cocktails were spot-on. I had the crabcake... read more

    Jose L H. Avatar
    Jose L H.
    12/10/2017
  • 5 star ratingAmazing Amazing. Worth the Uber/Lyft or a few bus rides. Real food, family-run, everything is authentic - - all made with... read more

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    JPB27
    12/09/2018

    5 star ratingThis place is AMAZING. Best Mexican I have had in the city . I'm from LA so I'm particular and... read more

    Crittendon N. Avatar
    Crittendon N.
    1/23/2020

    5 star ratingThis place is truly a gem! I'm so happy I only live a block away and if I ever want... read more

    Ava L. Avatar
    Ava L.
    1/02/2018
  • 5 star ratingThis place is a treasure and I am so glad I found it. I've been going for brunch every... read more

    James N. Avatar
    James N.
    4/22/2020

    5 star ratingPost quarantine era.... it's kind of scary thinking of going back to normal, but Cascalote is doing everything right! Their... read more

    Pamela D. Avatar
    Pamela D.
    6/28/2020

    5 star ratingCascalote is the best Latin-Mexican experience in East / Spanish Harlem. The staff is polite & warm, on a cold... read more

    A R. Avatar
    A R.
    3/14/2018
  • 5 star ratingSO good! I've had a few meals here and feel like I should put in the time and write a... read more

    Anthony L. Avatar
    Anthony L.
    11/17/2017

    5 star ratingBEST Authentic Mexican food in Harlem!! Coming from someone who grew up eating nothing but Mexican food. If you're in... read more

    Claudia M. Avatar
    Claudia M.
    8/12/2019

    5 star ratingExcellent food, welcoming atmosphere, very quick and accommodating service. Ginnele was taking care of us and made a great impression... read more

    Alex F. Avatar
    Alex F.
    6/07/2018
  • 5 star ratingOne of the best restaurants in NYC... truly. If I had to choose between Cascalote and many more famous downtown... read more

    Casey C. Avatar
    Casey C.
    5/21/2020

    5 star ratingMy Favorite Restaurant in NYC Wow. I had tostones today and they were to die for. This is my second time eating here, my girlfriend's... read more

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    KareemA257
    3/18/2018

    5 star ratingI've been here many, many more times now and I have never had a bad dish here.
    Guac, arroz con...
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    Alice C. Avatar
    Alice C.
    6/26/2018
  • 5 star ratingBest fajitas I have ever had! Drinks are great, although, a bit pricey. Very cute place with friendly, helpful staff.... read more

    Allison B. Avatar
    Allison B.
    4/08/2019

    5 star ratingThis is my go-to spot for Latin food. I highly recommend going on a weeknight and take advantage of happy... read more

    Ethan K. Avatar
    Ethan K.
    12/18/2017

    5 star ratingFound this Place on Yelp decided to go with my family and we loved it. Food and Service was amazing... read more

    Wendy P. Avatar
    Wendy P.
    1/26/2020
  • 5 star ratingLoved everything about this restaurant. Let's start with the waitresses, both were totally lovely. They helped us pick out "super... read more

    Robin M. Avatar
    Robin M.
    4/21/2019

    5 star ratingOverall (5/5):
    Food (5/5): Chuleta al Pastor (pork chop) with pineapple jam, grilled to absolute perfection with marinade. Brussel sprouts that...
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    Matt L. Avatar
    Matt L.
    11/25/2018

    5 star ratingEasily one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. From authentic Mexican dishes to Latin food with a twist to the... read more

    Ginelle V. Avatar
    Ginelle V.
    3/31/2018
  • 5 star ratingI was craving Authentic Mexican food and came across this restaurant on Yelp. I was happy that it had an... read more

    Maggie V. Avatar
    Maggie V.
    10/06/2019

    5 star ratingI visited this place for the first time last weekend with some friends and I can honestly say I highly... read more

    Kelvin S. Avatar
    Kelvin S.
    1/03/2019

    5 star ratingMy husband and I have been coming here for approx. 6 months now and have never been disappointed. Some... read more

    Jessica P. Avatar
    Jessica P.
    9/14/2018
  • 5 star ratingAbsolutely wonderful food and service, and some incredible flavors tucked in the corner of Spanish Harlem!East Harlem isn't usually a... read more

    Jonghan L. Avatar
    Jonghan L.
    12/08/2019

    5 star ratingAmazing. Worth the Uber/Lyft or a few bus rides. Real food, family-run, everything is authentic - - all... read more

    John B. Avatar
    John B.
    12/08/2018

    5 star ratingThis place is amazing. I am a regular customer at Cascalote, I love the their brunch and coffee.

    Hector B. Avatar
    Hector B.
    11/28/2019
  • 5 star ratingI'm looking for the next gem of Spanish Harlem and this place is definitely a strong, delicious contender.
    On a Thursday...
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    Joan S. Avatar
    Joan S.
    7/21/2018

    5 star ratingYes!! Finally good Mexican in NYC . I has the nachos and they were legit .. the sauce is really... read more

    Crittendon N. Avatar
    Crittendon N.
    11/23/2018

    5 star ratingOutstanding family restaurant. Dad is the chef, daughter is the waitress, mom helps out...
    Food is like an awesome Sunday dinner....
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    melissa F. Avatar
    melissa F.
    7/16/2019
  • 5 star ratingThis is a favorite local restaurant for my husband and I so while we are under the PAUSE order and... read more

    Sherry H. Avatar
    Sherry H.
    3/25/2020

    5 star ratingThis restaurant is absolutely delicious. The location is a little hidden but once you walk in, you see nice and... read more

    Oscar G. Avatar
    Oscar G.
    5/26/2018

    5 star ratingYUMMY FOR THE TUMMY!!! This was the second time we dined here. The first time the wait was about 1/2 hour on a weekend... read more

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    marypatro
    9/17/2017
  • 5 star ratingThis place is a gem in the neighborhood. I got a recommendation for this place when I moved to East... read more

    Jiana M. Avatar
    Jiana M.
    7/22/2019

    5 star ratingI keep going back! It's East Harlem's best kept secret. Their friendly staff will go out of their way to... read more

    Domingo Q. Avatar
    Domingo Q.
    1/19/2019

    5 star ratingWonderful food and service up in El Barrio.
    Delicious guacamole, and the salmon special on a bed of plantains was...
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    Phil H. Avatar
    Phil H.
    1/12/2018
  • 5 star ratingBest Mexican food in New York! Hands down. Everything is so fresh and delicious, amazing family who runs it. Best... read more

    Nan W. Avatar
    Nan W.
    1/01/2018

    5 star ratingFood was great! Service was amazing, try the tres leches pancakes, as well as the huevos rancheros. The place is... read more

    Natalie S. Avatar
    Natalie S.
    3/23/2019

    5 star ratingGang: the hype is not hype. This place slaughtered our expectations of five stars so now I have to go... read more

    Brendan M. Avatar
    Brendan M.
    5/25/2019
  • 5 star ratingSuch a hidden gem! Love this place! Everything I've ordered has been delightful - some of my favs; the hot... read more

    Ali T. Avatar
    Ali T.
    1/20/2018

    5 star ratingI love pancakes and I love tres leches cake....so when I found out this restaurant served "Tres Leches Pancakes" I... read more

    Francis O. Avatar
    Francis O.
    2/02/2018

    5 star ratingCascalote is a super genuine and super friendly, Latino family run restaurant with a chilled out and very welcoming vibe.... read more

    Alun M. Avatar
    Alun M.
    3/10/2018
  • 5 star ratingAlways enjoy going here, food is great, very intimate setting, family owned business, service is great

    Eric Y. Avatar
    Eric Y.
    11/24/2019

    5 star ratingWow!!!! I don't have enough words to describe the magic of this place but here is one: love. A friend... read more

    Nathalie W. Avatar
    Nathalie W.
    11/12/2019

    5 star ratingAmazing service. High quality and great tasting foods. Really nice ambience. It's really a gem in the neighborhood. I will... read more

    Fanta M. Avatar
    Fanta M.
    9/19/2018
  • 5 star ratingProbably one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants I've evee been to. The mango margarita was delicious. To taste the... read more

    Stephanie N. Avatar
    Stephanie N.
    11/11/2017

    5 star ratingWhy didn't I find Cascalote sooner?! This cozy spot tucked away on 2nd has the best huevos rancheros and chilaquiles... read more

    Sara S. Avatar
    Sara S.
    5/09/2018

    5 star ratingThe BEST Food and such a peaceful environment! Workers and staff members were very friendly and welcomed us with open... read more

    Cinby A. Avatar
    Cinby A.
    8/21/2020
  • 5 star ratingOne word: Excellent. Located in the Upper East Side,more like a Diamond in the rough. Ambience is wonderful. The dining... read more

    Ben G. Avatar
    Ben G.
    4/27/2019

    5 star ratingI live in the neighborhood and I'm finally getting around to posting a review after many visits.
    The food is...
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    Emily C. Avatar
    Emily C.
    4/02/2018

    5 star ratingA cozy, colorful spot tucked away on 2nd ave. A perfect place for brunch! We had their tres leches pancakes,... read more

    Hana K. Avatar
    Hana K.
    8/25/2018
  • 5 star ratingAlways amazing but even better after quarantine-- I feel super safe and the staff is always so hospitable and patient!... read more

    Tori C. Avatar
    Tori C.
    7/30/2020

    5 star ratingWe live in San Antonio and come to NYC regularly to visit our daughter. Hands down this is the best... read more

    Barry B. Avatar
    Barry B.
    4/21/2019

    5 star ratingWent here for the first time last week (although I had been eyeing it for a while) and this might... read more

    Elizabeth E. Avatar
    Elizabeth E.
    12/27/2018
  • 5 star ratingJust had a delightful afternoon and the cosine was expertly prepared. Don't let the smallness of the place full you... read more

    Domingo Q. Avatar
    Domingo Q.
    4/21/2018

    5 star ratingThe best nachos...hands down. Seriously, you need to add it to your list. Its unassuming and unpretentious. ... read more

    Angela K. Avatar
    Angela K.
    11/05/2018

    5 star ratingIf you wanna call Cascalote a "hole in the wall", I beg to differ!
    I thought this spot was FANTASTIC -...
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    Angella S. Avatar
    Angella S.
    12/09/2017
  • 5 star ratingHonestly one of my most favorite places to get a spicy margarita and a delicious meal on WOW! This place... read more

    R. C. Avatar
    R. C.
    8/10/2018

    5 star ratingAmazing margaritas, a bit pricey for the area but happy hour makes it worth it! The food is really good,... read more

    Thomas C. Avatar
    Thomas C.
    2/23/2020

    5 star ratingWow! That's all I can say!
    One of these little places with an extraordinary tastes!
    So happy I found it completely randomly

    Michael R. Avatar
    Michael R.
    10/06/2018
  • 5 star ratingThe food and service at this place are simply amazing! Probably the best burger, hue is rancheros, and margaritas... read more

    Lorraine G. Avatar
    Lorraine G.
    4/25/2019

    5 star ratingThis restaurant has a very unassuming front, and is pretty small inside. We walked in around 6:20 on a Saturday... read more

    Ali V. Avatar
    Ali V.
    12/01/2018

    5 star ratingFantastic for brunch: we arrived at 11:45 on Saturday and the place was almost empty. Relaxed, cute atmosphere. ... read more

    James N. Avatar
    James N.
    2/11/2019
  • 5 star ratingBest Mexican food in the land!!!!! The people have a true love for people and it shows in the food.... read more

    Stephanie B. Avatar
    Stephanie B.
    11/11/2017

    5 star ratingCozy and nice. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. The menu is short and easy. Great place to grab brunch without having... read more

    Luis J Avatar
    Luis J
    8/23/2016

    5 star ratingI bring every out-of-town guest to this spot and everyone is amazed. This place is incredible. They have the best... read more

    Danielle D. Avatar
    Danielle D.
    9/13/2019
  • 5 star ratingFuego meal. Came here for brunch it's an awesome understated place and if you're like me (all you care about... read more

    Evelysse V. Avatar
    Evelysse V.
    11/26/2017

    5 star ratingI go to Cascalote often and my go to dish is always the fully loaded chicken nachos, yesterday for Mother's... read more

    Bibi W. Avatar
    Bibi W.
    5/13/2019

    5 star ratingThis Place is Awesome!
    Im a Pescatarian, and extremely selective with Food and places I eat.
    This place is so cute, and...
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    Xiomi D. Avatar
    Xiomi D.
    9/27/2018
  • 5 star ratingI haven't brunched in a while because most of the time it's a pain to commute to overhyped brunch spots... read more

    Mariam M. Avatar
    Mariam M.
    8/12/2018

    5 star ratingGreat find ! The best Michalada anywhere around. Terrific, friendly staff and a great menu. You can't go wrong with... read more

    Gary M. Avatar
    Gary M.
    4/21/2019

    5 star ratingHave been only once so far but I definetely recommend this place as we are already planning to go back... read more

    N A. Avatar
    N A.
    12/30/2018
  • 5 star ratingThe tacos is the only thing I like on the menu
    And as of the service since it's a family...
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    Jeimy C. Avatar
    Jeimy C.
    6/22/2018

    5 star ratingGreat staff, friendly, know exactly what they're selling. Great fresh food! definitely recommend

    Joshua T. Avatar
    Joshua T.
    9/10/2018

    5 star ratingDelicious The service is a little perfunctory but the quality of the food more than makes up for it. Charming, authentic... read more

    Eric T Avatar
    Eric T
    5/29/2016
  • 5 star ratingI wish could give this place 10 stars. It's a family own and operated place and you can feel the... read more

    Ernesto M. Avatar
    Ernesto M.
    10/21/2019

    5 star ratingThis place is a hidden gem in East Harlem. It's a family owned establishment, and the owner and his daughter,... read more

    Kendra B. Avatar
    Kendra B.
    8/09/2020

    5 star ratingThis place is a gem in the neighborhood. I got a recommendation for this place when I loved to Rast... read more

    Jiana M. Avatar
    Jiana M.
    5/31/2019
  • 5 star ratingFamily oriented business with a great ambiance . Everything was exceptional from the food to the customer service. Large... read more

    Winter S. Avatar
    Winter S.
    4/22/2019

    5 star ratingThis place is incredible each and every time I go. The waitresses are super nice, the food is spectacular ... read more

    Nella N. Avatar
    Nella N.
    10/26/2017

    5 star ratingFantastic food, great atmosphere, great service. We had shrimp tacos, chicken tacos, Heuvos Horneados, all fantastic. A great range of... read more

    Jonathan P. Avatar
    Jonathan P.
    10/21/2018
  • 5 star ratingWhat a wonderful spot.
    I can eat their vegetarian nachos all day everyday! They combine spiraled zucchini, kale, spinach, on...
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    Hannah M. Avatar
    Hannah M.
    8/24/2018

    5 star ratingMy experience here was phenomenal! I was seated right away and immediately ordered the Coconut Margarita. It was blended perfectly... read more

    Aaliyah B. Avatar
    Aaliyah B.
    12/08/2018

    5 star ratingThis for real is a gem for the neighborhood. I have come here twice, and had gotten the skirt steak... read more

    Trista L. Avatar
    Trista L.
    10/07/2017
  • 5 star ratingAre You Really Looking for that Next Outstanding NYC Restaurant Discovery? OK, Just Take Two Minutes and Read This... We heard about this small (24 seats) family-owned Latin Bistro in Spanish Harlem. So we tried it. Here's what we... read more

    Tom W Avatar
    Tom W
    4/02/2016