CINCO DE MAYO at GABRIELA'S!  Where the Neighborhood comes to Celebrate!


CINCO DE MAYO at GABRIELA'S! Where the Neighborhood comes to Celebrate!

Cinco de Mayo is almost here!  Lets all celebrate the Battle of Puebla and be Mexican for the day!  Who cares if it's not a big holiday in Mexico.  It has become a day for the United States to celebrate Mexican Heritage,  and we are all in favor of that!

 The cafe is open, the palm trees are in and the fans are slowly turning,  all just in time for our celebration!  Come join us in the fun on Friday May 3th on the Upper West Side as we toast the occasion with delicious traditional food specials, drink and shot specials, tequila and beer company giveaways, and lots of Cinco De Mayo Shwag!  The party continues until May 5th culminating with Mariachi, additional Tequila promotions and extra special specials all weekend long.

  Mariachi Bustamante will be on hand from 6-9pm on the Fifth, keeping the fiesta going throughout the eve.  Super fun for the whole gang.  Gabriela's Restaurant and Tequila Bar is the place to be on the UWS this Cinco! The whole neighborhood will be here, don't miss out!    




Finally Margarita Momma's everywhere are celebrating Back to School!   While some places have been in school for weeks already, New Yorkers are finally toasting their first day!   As we reconnect with friends after a long summer and share the excitement of our kids as they meet their new teachers and classmates, let’s not forget to celebrate ourselves!  We did a great job this summer!  Kids think summer happens without a care in the world, but us parents know better. Hours of research, planning, coordinating and money spent all come together to make a great family summer.   Whew, you did it! 

 So now let’s meet up for lunch at Gabriela's!  The weather is perfect to sit out on the cafe and catch up with friends without the little ones in tow.  Lets enjoy the freedom to converse like adults and toast each other with a mango margarita,  sip a sangria, or to heck with it, lets throw down some tequila!    Wow, this is almost civilized!  After all there’s only 179 more school days to plan for next summer!  

Please also don’t forget to check out Gabriela's Mom Night Out class packages!  We have the perfect place, vibe and price point for class parents to gather and celebrate the new school year!  Packages start at $40 all inclusive with a private area, apps and a meal, and a margarita all included!  Give us a call at 212-961-9100 to learn more. Hope to see you relaxing here soon!




   The weatherman is calling for sunny skies and warming temperatures!  For us, that means its time to Celebrate!  The cafe is now open daily, the palm trees are on their way, and the neighborhood is ready to enjoy outside dining on the Upper West Side!  

Margaritas, guacamole, a few of your best friends, and amazing and authentic Mexican food,  all while sitting outside in the warm spring eve!  What could be better!  Gather your crew and get here early for Happy Hour, everyday from 3-7.  The neighborhood is here waiting for you!

What are you celebrating???


We have a lot to be thankful for! All winter long!


We have a lot to be thankful for! All winter long!

What an absolutely incredible neighborhood we live in!   As we kick off the Holiday season we couldn't be more thankful for all of our wonderful neighbors on the Upper West Side who have embraced our recent changes and continue to support and encourage all of our efforts!   When we decided to combine Thoughtful American Brunch/Lunch with Mexican Happy Hour/Dinner, some thought we were nuts.   However, I'm proud to say you have proven them wrong!  Our neighborhood is all about diversity and we are reflecting that value right back.   Thank you to everyone who has come out in support, It has been amazing to witness.

To celebrate you we are offering Happy Hour every day, 365, from 3pm -7pm.  Our daily specials will be ongoing, Happy Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wine Wednesday and Tequila Thursday.  Elizabeth's Farm to Table Brunch and Lunch will be offered during the day alongside our Mexican lunch menu.  Consider us for all of your Holiday celebrations as well.   Whether you are looking forward to a romantic night out, or you have the extended family staying in your two bedroom, Gabriela's has everything you need to get the party rolling.  Private rooms,  large tables, prefix or ala carte menus, and the largest tequila bar on the UWS (Tequila Tasting Event anyone?), Gabriela's is the perfect place to plan a celebration everyone will remember.  

As our annual tradition continues, our UWS Thankful Turkey was overflowing with words of Thanks and good wishes for our community.   The breadth and depth of thoughts was truly inspiring.  We offer them back to you here now.   We are very thankful to be here with you on our UWS!

May two of my favorite dining places join together to bring HOSPITALITY and WARMTH to Our UPPER WESTSIDE!!!!

I am grateful for TEQUILA

I am grateful for having the amazing family that loves me unconditionally. I’m also thankful for being able to reach my goals thanks to the resources that my parents are able to provide.

I am thankful for evolution single celled organisms appear to lead such boring lives (Grampa Jim visiting Nyc grandchildren)

My Home

Salvation Army thrift shops

I am thankful for my friends and family, diversity and all that I can do.

Webb and I are thankful for good friends reconnecting and celebrating each other.

I am thankful for all those who are standing up to the Trump agenda


Thankful to have a job

Im thankful to my wife who is always very happy and makes funny jokes all of the time.

So thankful for my friend Mindy who brought me to Gabrielas.   Love you Mindy! Having friends for life is the key to happiness  and Cannot wait to come back for Elizabeth’s and Gabriela’s brunch. 

I am thankful for the food because it is good.  Kayla


Anthony, My family and my Health

I am thankful for the New York Rangers!

Grateful for the opportunity to visit NYC

I am grateful for the beautiful woman sitting across from me. I am also thankful that she was put on this earth

Thankful for my family

My wife convinced me to give marriage a second chance and I got a dog in the deal.

Grateful for 37 years with my late wife. Grateful to be allowed to continue life.  Life is short but most of it is so good. Live life to the FULLEST

All the memories I’ve made


Lets be thankful for what American truly means- Freedom of speech!


Im thankful for life and family and the season of giving

Grateful to have such amazing children, career and friends.  Grateful to live in NYC and to have lunch at Gabrielas with my friend. Happy 2017

I enjoyed your delicious food and drinks and grateful

I’M grateful for the NYPL!!! (New York Public Library) Enjoying my book now at Gabrielas bar sipping a margarita.

Grateful for my beautiful daughter.

Thankful for summertime and sitting outside at Gabrielas with H

I am grateful for my good, loyal friend Paul.

For My Life

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

My horses , friends and family.

I am thankful for my physical health.

Those who have made a positive impact.

Gobble gobble! thankful for turkey

40 years of friendship with Robbie.

Thanks to Gabrielas for the excellent and thrilled service.  Fascinating service and environment too.

Thankful for my family and FUZZY children.

Im thankful for the Gabrielas FOOD

Thankful for my FAMILY

Thankful to the Irelands from MD.  Lovely times together.

Thankful for the Appetizer crisps ( rich and delicious) Chips and Salsa which is not served in CHINA

Nat Wolff and TEQUILA

I am grateful for the Grand service we have gotten today

Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto

I am grateful for the love I have been receiving in abundance….thankyou universe for blessing ME

I am thankful for the odyssey of my life… thankful for my family and friends, for the fresh air that I breath… fully thankful

I am thankful for the great team we have at Gabriela’s, always friendly and happy. thank you guys you make Gabriela’s feel like a BIG family.

Faith family and doctors

Grateful for the Sun today

Grateful for loving family and friends

I am grateful for a Wonderful staff

I am thankful for my children first and foremost. I am thankful for my relationship with my girlfriend and my health. I am thankful I wake up daily and take deep breaths.


Working at Gabrielas has been a wonderful time in my life. Thankyou EVERYONE.  Love you all

Thankful for my FAMily

I am thankful for people around me who are very precious in my life.  I love the time with my colleagues here at Gabriela’s

Grateful for B and E students #BEinNYC20017

Opportunity to be with everyone

Grateful for the health of loved ones, the experiences and memories created.

Thankful for a future for the world that is Bright

Thankful for my wonderful boyfriend and his amazing family

Very very thankful for old friends who like you as your true self and see you to your soul

Thankful for FOOD

I am thankful for my family career and friends

Grateful for my family back in Kansas my daughter at my side and new friends in New York

I am thankful for the air we breath and the light that shines on us

Thankyou for our MOMA

I love my God, I love my Job, I love my Bosses, I love my Family

Thankful for Elizabeths and for my Health

I am thankful for my COUSINS ( Quinn)

Thank goodness for my family

Thankful for the amazing food.  Never lets me down

Agradezco a dias por todo que he ha vado and gracias por lo que aun viene.

Thankful for JOANNA!!!!! and Music

I am thankful for my health, good friends and family and great food. I have so much to be thankful for that its difficult to choose just one.  Warmth in the winter and happiness!


Thankgoodness for my children

Grateful for family, Health and Gabrielas staff and hospitality.  God Bless!

I am thankful for getting into college yesterday and for all support I receive from my family. 

Le Doy gracias A dios por este dia de gracias y que nos de pas para todos

I thank god for having family that I have and for giving me one more day of life.  Thanks to Gabrielas!!!!

I am grateful for Gabriela’s Guacamole

Health, Happiness and Family

My family and FOOD

Non Sexual Life partners

My friends and family and the UWS

I am thankful for my Teachers (Rio)

Cats, my dead fish # 2

Honest feedback from children

I am thankful for LEGOS and my stuffed sheep

Good health, family , friends, Bacon, sausage and Bettys Burgers

Thankful for family and friends both near and far

Good wishes for everyone and dinner for the day of the Turkey

Grateful for free drinks and great food

I am thankful for Mariah, odeth, carina and Vicky and Edgar Kevinsito and gigi and my sons too

I am thankful for going on vacation, Minecraft and Nice brownies

Thankful for the moon, stars, my dog, friendship, collegues and my family

grateful for loved ones

I am thankful for my BFF, sister and Abril

I am thankful for my friends, family and especially aunts who travel her to see us and my hubby who puts up with our silliness and our son who reminds us to laugh.

I am thankful that my husband is always supportive and always laughs at my jokes.

Greatful for family and LOVE. (lexie and Jay from Texas)  Thankyou for having us New York.

My wife Kristin and my Lil Man- my everything

Healthy family and friends and good times-xxx

I love only Mexican food

Thankful to drive from long island to eat Gabrielas and Elizabeths food and to receive such good attention too

Wishing for Peace in the world

The wonderful man in my life Steve my husband

Friendship #BEINY

Pleasant staff at Gabrielas

Grateful for coming here because service was amazing and people so nice and most important food was great.

Grateful for coming to gabrielas in NYC with my class

Thankyou God for everything and More

Grateful for my family friends and blessings

Marc and my family

I have to be grateful to be alive and healthy every day

I am thankful for my children Olivia, Charlie and Lena! May they be healthy and Happy for many years.


Thankful for my lovely babies, health, good food, and our wonderful neighborhood. For art, music, books, friends and family. –M

Thankful for the special Tamarind lamb chops

I am thankful that Gabrielas is open at noon for my emergencey margarita also for my amazing friends and family.

I am thankful that even in the horror of a Trump presidency I have 4 beautiful grandchildren.

I am thankful for Natashas, family , friends and NYLS and Health and God

Thankful for my family and friends (RIO)

I am thankful to my friend Christy who brought me to your wonderful establishment for the BEST QUESSADILLA in America! And of course for friendship.

Thankful for BLACKBEAN soup – Michael

My dad has always  been my ROCK and #1 fan! I love U dad-E

Good friends, good food good times



I am thankful to be able to help my family


I am thankful for Barlet

I am thankful that I have an apartment over my head, a job that I don’t hate and friends.

Great food, Great Friends and Great times here at Gabrielas (of course)

I am grateful for everyone in my family being in a good place and that the Celtics have won 15 games in a row

I am grateful to travel with Jim-Anne

I am thankful for my big sister

I am thankful for my health, my best friend, my father bringing me here for my birthday and the opportunity to meet his girlfriend. My family, my best friend Randy who passed away

I am thankful for being in the USA for the first time with my brother and his beautiful family.

I am thankful for hummingbirds, rainbows and Doritos.  (oh and friends, family and Colleagues)

I am thankful to live in a time when I do not need to worry about creature comforts and consciousness and self awareness is possible!

I am thankful for life and everything in it-skai

I am thankful for Elizabeths Brunch and of course health, work, family and friends-Carol

I am thankful for my brother getting into college and family and friends

Guacamole!!!!!!! Sharing Guac with good friend and Family at Gabrielas.

Godbless Us, Everyone! WE are thankful for eachother- Ms. Hill

I am grateful for my lunch at the bar and NOE and Liz!!!!!

I am grateful to be retired and do all that I do. I am grateful AND THANKFUL to my family. I love being a Grandmother.  I am grateful and thankful every day- love always to everyone-Mayda

I am thankful for my childrens Happiness

Thankful for beauty of the day and family

Agradesco a dios por todos las bendiciones que me da dia a dia y por compartia con bellar almas espero que todos tengan. un buen dia d accion do graciasJ

Thankyou God! The staff and Cook are great here. very professional and friendly. God Bless to the world today and every day. Love and Peace-Millie

Agradesco a dios por todo especialmente por la salud, la familia y la paz. gracias a dios por todo

I am grateful that our neighbors Gabrielas graciously welcomed us into their kitchen. (cocina bonitas)  Thankful to collaborate and take up less of an Eco footprint- Elizabeths Neighborhood table



Gabriela's Welcomes Elizabeth's Farm to Table Brunch!

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Gabriela's Welcomes Elizabeth's Farm to Table Brunch!

Gabriela's Restaurant and Tequila Bar is proud to announce our new partnership with our sister restaurant Elizabeth's Neighborhood Table!  Market forces have caused the closure of our little farmhouse next door.  Elizabeth's had a strong brunch and solid lunch crowds, but the dinner service simply didn't grow in alignment with the significantly increased costs.  Throw in a year of scaffolding and poor spring weather and you have the whole story.  We were unable to continue.  However, we couldn't just let the most successful parts of Elizabeths slip away!

In a radical move, we have made room for Elizabeth and her team to continue to provide "Thoughtful American Comfort Food" during lunch and brunch right here at Gabriela's!  We have moved the menu, the staff, and Elizabeth herself over the fence!  We are making the best use of our day, providing Elizabeth's famous Farm to Table brunch and lunch, alongside our Mexican Restaurant offerings.  There is plenty of room for everyone!  Stuffed french toast, corned beef hash, and Betty's Burger bar, on one side of the menu. Chilaquiles, breakfast burritos, and Tortas on the other.  Now you can get your Eggs Benny with a frozen margarita.  Some call that the answer to all their brunch dreams! 

After Brunch, Gabriela's Happy hour kicks in Every Day 365 from 3 pm to 7 (3-close on Monday!) and regular Gabriela's dinner service will follow.   We hope to bring the Upper West Side the best of both worlds!  We are looking forward to seeing and celebrating with you soon!

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Happy Winter!   

For more than 20 years Gabriela's Restaurant and Tequila Bar has been an Upper West Side favorite, and beyond all the family gatherings we've shared, we have celebrated many wonderful occasions with you. Birthdays, Graduations, Retirements, Showers, Weddings and even an occasional Bar Mitzvah!   Now it's our turn to celebrate you!  As a special thanks for all the good times we wanted to offer something directly to you!

Please join us any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night this winter and enjoy our:

Happy Hour Bar Menu
All Night Long!!!


Margaritas $7.50

House Rocks Lime Margarita  (100%Agave Tequila)

Frozen Margaritas $7.50

Mango, Strawberry, Rainbow, Pomegranate, Prickly Pear or Watermelon (All 100%Agave Tequila)

Draft Beers Small $5 Large $6

Modelo Special, Negra Modelo, Pacifico & Corona Light

Sangria $4.5

Red or White

White Wine $5

Aliento White, La Mancha, Spain

Arien grapes, Yellowish with green shades in color. Fresh and fruity aromas. Fresh light and clean finish.

Red Wine $5

Montpulciano, Argilla Rossa Abruzzo, Italy     

Medium-bodied, intense expressions of ripe cherry and raspberry with hints of cocoa & spice aromas

Blush Wine $4

White Zinfandel, Barefoot, California

At your table or at the bar.  All the same amazing margaritas and drinks, just at almost half the price.  It's the little things that count and we hope that this little thing brings you many celebrations well into the New Year!

Thank you for making us a UWS mainstay.  We hope to celebrate with you again soon!

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Celebrate Day of the Dead at Gabriela's with a free Margarita!

While Halloween is great fun, here at Gabriela's we celebrate Day of the Dead.  This holiday celebrates our ancestors and those who have passed before us.  Despite the name It is a celebration of life, of ours and those who are no longer with us. 

So come by on Halloween and get your tricks or treats, but join us in the Celebration on Wednesday Nov 2 with Face paint and you will get a free 8oz frozen margarita just for stopping by!  Enjoy tequila and beer promotions throughout the night.  

Gabriela's is where the Neighborhood comes to celebrate!  Come join the fun!




You’re ready to celebrate, but you still want to pay attention to eating healthy foods? Go for the Guac! Guacamole is one of the healthiest snack foods you can dip your chips in!  It is packed with all of the health benefits of ripe avocados with the addition of all the other herbs and vegetables mixed in.  Guacamole provides a number of essential nutrients and minerals that help improve overall health.  Made with only the freshest, raw, and whole ingredients, Gabriela’s Guacamole is a true super-food!

Why is this? The main reason is the avocado, also known as the alligator pear. Avocados are rich in nutrients and minerals, making them a vital contributor to the Mexican diet.  The raw mashed avocado gives guacamole its unique creamy texture and taste, and still maintains all of the nutrients of the raw avocado.

Unsaturated Fat

<p>We all know that fat is bad for us, right?  Well, yes and no…saturated fats are bad for your body, but unsaturated fats actually serve your body a great service. Unsaturated fats have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels and lessen your risk of cardiovascular disease.  Guacamole is a perfect source and provides a healthy dose of unsaturated fat.

Vitamin C

Celebrating with guac can also help boost your intake of vitamin C, because the main ingredients—avocado, tomato, and lime juice—are all great sources in of themselves.  One order of Gabriela’s Guacamole will provide around half the recommended daily intake for adults.  Vitamin C helps support the immune system, reduces cardiovascular disease, prevents eye disease, and keeps your skin healthy.  It strengthens your blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues.  Since Vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health it seems that guacamole is a great place to find it, right at the start of your meal!

Vitamin E

Next in the alphabet of healthy nutrients is Vitamin E, which helps slow down the damage to your cells caused by aging and disease. Vitamin E also helps your cells communicate with each other, and regulates the level of inflammation in your body. Each order of Gabriela’s Guacamole contains around 27 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin E, helping to preserve nerve health and muscle strength.

Vitamin K

Guacamole is also rich in vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting, helping to form the platelets that help prevent excessive bleeding from wounds. Another benefit from vitamin K is an improvement in your body’s capability to absorb and use calcium.


Potassium is a mineral which makes your heart beat!  And Avocados are chocked full of it.  Potassium helps your muscles to move, your nerves to work, and your kidneys to filter blood.  With over 1000mg in every cup, guacamole is a heart healthy mainstay!

Guacamole also contains many other essential minerals and nutrients, as well as being high in natural fiber.  Consider it a health snack for your celebration! 

So whether you’re celebrating making it through another Monday, or celebrating a birthday, retirement, or baby shower, Gabriela’s guacamole is the perfect choice for a fresh and healthy side dish to celebrate with!  No party should be without it!