Benny's Burritos to Go
New York, NY 10009
- Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am
- All Major Credit Cards
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Prix Fixe
- Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
- Full bar
- Not Accepted
- No Parking
Village Voice's Description
Benny's was one of the first California-style burrito joints to open in New York, opening way back in 1988. They specialize in the giant, gut-busting burritos popular in San Francisco as opposed to the smaller, more portable burritos of Southern California. Most of them come stuffed with black beans, Spanish rice, Monterrey Jack cheese and your choice of filling. Chicken and vegetarian options are plentiful: shredded barbecue chicken, grilled chicken with mango salsa, sautÃ©ed spinach and vegetarian chili are just a few of the 19 different options. Beef and fish burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas and more are also on the menu. It's not a huge restaurant, which would explain its brisk business in take-out, but it's certainly a fun one. Bright colors, funky lamps and booming music keep things constantly upbeat. It really gets jumping during happy hour, when beers are $1 off and margaritas are half-price.
Tips from foursquare
Their best meal is in the name. Arepas, grilled cornmeal cakes stuffed with anything from cheese to plantains, satisfies any rowdy appetite.
Get the del Gato. One if you're hungry, two if you're starving, three if you're crazy.
The consensus here is to order De Pabellon, and we whole heartedly agree. Shredded beef, black beans, and cheese stuffed into a pocket bun. You'll want to come back after eating here.
Try the Arepa and spot it on Foodspotting!
The 3 arepas to get: de pabellon (shreeded beef, sweet plantains, white cheese), la surena (chicken, chorizo, avocado), and la de pernil (roast pork shoulder, jalepenos, fried sweet plantains).