Jajaja

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 14 reviews )
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162 E Broadway (at Manhattan Chinatown), New York City, New York, USA, 10002

Opened Apr 2017 serving modern, vegan Latin and Mexican food in Chinatown. Find tacos, plantain chips, nachos, chile relleno and more on the menu. Brunch 11am-4pm on weekends. Open Mon-Wed 11:00am-11:30pm, Thu 11:00am-12:30am, Fri-Sat 11:00am-1:00am, Sat 11:00am-11:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Fusion, Latin

14 Reviews

First Review by jasoncurry

no flavor and slow service - Edit

The food had absolutely no flavor and the portions were very small. Also it seemed like they had 1 waiter for the entire place which was packed. I told the waiter we were in a rush and that we needed the check and he took 15 min to bring the check. Also took asking twice before I got a glass of water. Such a disappointment.

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Excellent!!!!!!!!! - Edit

Unions for the fees on the side not on his Broadway it’s by the subway and she’s outstanding incredible service the food is the licious it was just incredible incredible experience.

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Amazing - Edit

Maybe the best Mexican meal ever. We tried the mole enchilada (melts in your mouth), "palm carnitas" tacos (delicious--you'll want to stay and sample every one of the five tacos on the menu), and to top it all off for dessert, freshly made for the table churritos with a coconut dulce de leche dipping sauce. The churritos were over the top amazing. We had a side of taza chocolate (basically hot chocolate) to dip our churritos in, but they would be to die for either way. The baby arugula salad was the only dish that wasn't one to write home about (a little overdressed), but was still very nice and refreshing.

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amazing! - Edit

Just had takeaway from here. The best Mexican food I've had. Absolutely delicious. Really exiting menu. So sooooo tasty!

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So wonderful!!! - Edit

Jajaja is so good!!! Just had lunch with my friend there. We got there around two (on a Thursday) and only a few of the other tables were taken. By the time we left around 3:30 it was a bit more crowded, but it was still a lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious--I got the nachos which were super tasty. They were very flavorful and it was a large portion. My friend got the burrito (which is smothered in tri colored sauce) and loved it. I got the jalapeño pomegranate cocktail which was a great tequila drink with a bit of spice, and my friend got the matcha coconut cocktail which was so beautiful and very tasty. Our waitress was super kind and helpful and gave great suggestions. We were too full to get dessert, but I'm definitely coming back for the churros. So excited to finally have a vegan Mexican restaurant!!! The whole experience was awesome and I definitely recommend!

Pros: amazing food, fun atmosphere, great service

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BEST plantbased SPOT NYC - Edit

I'm a crazy plantbased eater, hands down one of the best meals I have ever had, MUST try in NYC! Had the beet and pumpkin empanada, chile relleno, mole... all were awesome. Plus side is the ambiance is amazinggggg and the staff is great. Creative ingredients and each bite is heaven

Pros: creative, taste, ambiance

Cons: noneee

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Jajaja is my new favorite vegan restaurant in NYC - Edit



After being warmly greeted at the front door and escorted directly to a lovely table I struck up a conversation with one of the managers who guided me through the menu.

I ordered the chorizo tacos which were so eerily familiar to its non vegan counterpart that I had to ask the server if it was really vegan.
The palm carnitas taco were also amazing. I really enjoyed the two different versions of tortillas, turmeric and blueberry/flax seed.
Also had the empanada and my only complaint was that I wanted it to be bigger but that's mostly because it was so good.
My server recommended the cilantro and mezcal cocktail which was delicious but potent!!
A delicious meal, a beautiful dining room and wonderful staff made this one of my best meals on my recent trip to New York and I can't wait to return to the city just for another visit.

Pros: delicious food , beautiful space, wonderful staff

Cons: too far from my home

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Nice classy place with warm friendly staff and delicious Mexican food! - Edit

Great churritos, chile relleno, and flan! So nice to try some traditional Mexican fare -- vegan style! Would definitely come back for seconds!

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Excellent enchiladas - Edit

Delicious vegan Mexican food, lovely service and lively atmosphere.

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perfecto! - Edit

Get the nachos. Try the hot sauces. Eat the Mexican wedding cookies. Enjoy!!

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Awesome! - Edit

The tacos were a amazing! They also had flan and churros! Go for it!

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amazing Latin inspired all vegan - Edit

I had the chayote fish tacos and a matcha coconut mezcal cocktail and I died. All of the folks sitting at the bar next to me were regulars because it's apparently one of the bests in town!

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amazing - Edit

Great food I can't say anything else!

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The Best! - Edit

Incredibly delicious Mexican food, hard to believe it's all plant based. An epic find! My new favorite restaurant in NYC.

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