Jajaja

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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

21 Reviews

First Review by jasoncurry

Excellent vegan mexican - Edit

We had a very enjoyable lunch here. We shared the nachos with added guacamole, the fish tacos, and the mole enchiladas. There were three different house-made sauces of varying heat levels. Everything was flavorful and delicious. Portion sizes are not huge but just right (shared nachos and one entree each was good for lunch). We would have liked to try dessert but we were full!

Pros: all vegan , everything was delicious, variety of sauces to adjust spice level

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Mexamazing!!! - Edit

What can I say!! Perfect!! Such incredible vegan food, great fresh drinks, and wonderful service from everyone. Highly recommend if your a vegan or not as the food was just scrumptious and everyone needs to witness it ❤️ - plus I love the toilets and tiled flooring 😂

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wow ! - Edit

Not many places you can take all your non vegan friends and get zero complaints. This is one of them.

Pros: tequila !

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Awesome place!! - Edit

Great place and food!

Pros: all vegam

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Best cheesecake and great salad! - Edit

Ordered Rainbow Chard bowl and Coconut Dream Cake and it was delicious. Now I am so stuffed, I cant move. :))

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Flavorful and extremely friendly staff - Edit

I'm not sure what the reviewer below is talking about JaJaJa having no flavor... I ate here about 10 hours ago and I can still taste the deliciousness in my mouth!

My husband and I arrived on a very busy Saturday afternoon of a holiday weekend. The place was PACKED but our hostess was incredible, told us it would only be a 20 minute wait and about 15 minutes later we were seated. Our waitress was equally awesome, arriving at our table promptly, and even though the place was busy, she came to our table smiling and happy to offer recommendations. We tried the Mole Enchiladas, Buffalo Tacos, Fish Tacos, Ceviche starter plate, and Mexican Corn side... OMG, I think I found a new favorite restaurant in NYC!

Everything was incredibly flavorful! The Mexican corn was the smoothest and tastiest I have ever had anywhere... the tacos were insane, I still cannot believe they were all vegetables. My Mole dish was the perfect amount of spice and savoriness.

In addition to the above, we also tried the Sangria and Frozen Margaritas, both potent and delicious. For dessert we splurged on Churritos and Caramel Flan, again both were just perfection, nicely sweet and incredibly delectable.

JaJaJa is vegan perfection! I can't wait to return.





Updated from previous review on 2017-11-26

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As good as it gets for Mexican! - Edit

Fabulous food and great service. No matter what you do order the nachos.

Pros: 1.)

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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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