Tatu - Saratoga Springs

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Inspired cuisine from the Yucatán, featuring the most extensive library of Tequila and Mezcal in the region, all wrapped in an elegant, vintage tattoo parlor setting.
Happy Hour every night at the Bar, 5-7pm.
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cathy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic!

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EricS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waitstaff should have been more attentive to diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and the best fish tacos I’ve ever had...and I have had a few!

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MelaniS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool atmosphere, delicious food. Our table could of used more chips. One of the things we look forward to when eating Mexican food is free chips and salsa. We order the guacamole which came with chips but there’s something to say about unlimited chips and salsa. Other than that it was great!!

Tatu - Saratoga Springs
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hi Melani! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience--specifically, the atmosphere and food. Regarding free chips & salsa, we are a quite different than other Mexican/TexMex restaurants in that we hand-press and bake all of our tortillas and chips to order from fresh, organic corn masa--a rather expensive and labor intensive practice. With that, we instead serve complimentary spiced popcorn and let the chips speak for themselves when they arrive hot and crispy at your table!

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KayG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I keep wanting to like this place but have to admit that the food and drinks are just meh. The drinks are not balanced - too sweet, too sour, poorly conceived. The food is relatively bland. Interesting ideas on the menu but the execution doesn't pan out. The staff is incredible though. Friendly, knowledgeable, hard working.

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Michelej
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tatu was an exceptional dining experience- the food, staff, ambience and knowledge- the margaritas were very good as well

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veggiegirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the vibe of this restaurant!The food was great! I absolutely loved the guacamole with the homemade chips! I will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great vibe to the space with excellent and friendly service. Family had a blast and we will make this a regular

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice restaurant. Food was good. Great tequila selection

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Cold appetizer, unremarkable dessert good main course. Restaurant was full but drafty and cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome!!

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LindaV
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early but they were able to seat us immediately. The dining area is not quiet but the atmosphere was lively and fun. Out tacos were amazing! Will definitely stop in again when we are back in the area.

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vipToddB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Consistent and delightful, they do a very nice job. Easy place to recommend.

TB
vipToddB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New Years Brunch. It was the 1st Annual and they did a nice job. I look forward to next year, Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner - service is always wonderful and the food is delicious! It’s pretty noisy but it was a special night. We love Tatu Taco!

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TriciaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is great; setting is perfect for a date or a group. Really cool vibe and GREAT MUSIC EVERY TIME! Also the staff are very kind and accommodating.

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vipEbb55555
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I thought the food was good. A little disappointed in my meal , Duck Leg Panucho, as it was chopped duck not on the bone as I would have expected. The Arrachera steak was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. Also the guacamole was outstanding however I didn’t care for any of the 3 salsas that were offered. I would definitely try again and probably just get the taco’s

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KatieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! We loved everything we ordered. We did wait a while before we got our food but it was New Year's Eve and the restaurant was busy. Make sure to order the Churro Waffle for desert!

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vipSteveS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cool ambiance, great apps. Entrees were ok. Went looking for some unique, great tasting tequila cocktails. Limited specialty cocktail menu. They did have a large variety of tequila if you knew the drink
You wanted. For a novice I hoped
For a kick a$$ Margarita house cocktail but it wasn’t to
Be found on their speciality list.

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JAdore
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time dining here. At the same booth with the same WONDERFUL waitress!!! From start to finish, everything was fantastic. Service, food, atmosphere. Already planning my return!

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LauraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The great reviews I had read held up to the hype. Two of us were celebrating our birthdays-a big one-and were hoping that this place would be special. Didn't know whether to expect something fancy and snobby, but this was not the case. An energetic crowd of young and older were there, some at the bar, which is separate from the dining area, but visible, others at tables scattered around the Mexican themed dining room. We were seated in a comfortable banquette, overlooking the street, below. Our waitress was friendly, and helpful, as we noticed, were all the staff members. She helped us by giving us a more thorough description of the dishes-an interesting, unusual, authentic selection. I had the duck dish and my friend, the sausage dish, though a vegetarian dish was available, too. Our appetizer was seafood cocktail with amazing flavour. My champagne was great and the prices more than affordable. The chocolate gelato had a cinnamon taste, and I could have had more and more! I was so impressed with the taste of the dishes, especially since I cook and like to order something I wouldn't make ordinarily. I will return, and highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipToddB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I normally go with my family and we try some new but migrate back to our favorites for the most part, everything is fresh and has depth. The owners really care, that's also reason to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. We have been a few times and the staff recognizes and approaches us. Very welcoming and easily becoming one of our Saratoga favorites.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Great music, great staff, great food, great drinks, great service! I wouldn’t change a thing!! Definitely would recommend anyone to eat there and bring tour friends! 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vegetarian
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A few vegetarian options on menu. However, because the portions are small, it is difficult to find enough vegetarian food to fill you up for dinner. Waitress very helpful.

Tatu - Saratoga Springs
Responded on 24 January 2020

Hi and thanks for your feedback. Sorry to hear you found it difficult to find more vegetarian options. We continuously look to improve and expand upon our menu and, with that, have added several new vegetarian options in the past couple months (Vegetarian Chile Rellenos, Chiltomate, Soups, etc). We always welcome feedback at the time of dining, so please never hesitate to speak to ownership/management about your experience while here and we will always do our best to accommodate. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was legit perfect except we were sitting by the window and freezing. We didn’t mind too much and didn’t asked to be moved, I’m sure they would’ve moved us.

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HollyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just loved the idea of really good Mexican food with a twist - a Yucatecan twist. Add to that some killer cocktail combinations, and you have a recipe for interesting dining. The guacamole & fresh chips was excellent and our entrees were delicious - fish tacos, shredded turkey, avocado & pickled onions on a puffed up shell, & a whole roasted fish. The one-of-a-kind cinnamon-y chocolate ice cream was to die for. A fun place to try and definitely worth a repeat visit.

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DaleK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We loved our waiter, think his name was Jacob. Can’t miss him, very tall. Drinks were light pours, and $15 each. Which is fine downstairs at 9 Maple, because THOSE drinks are outstanding. We came with high expectations. Every single dish, with the exception of the octopus tacos, was just too bland. The three little custom sauces on the table were great, especially the habanero, but come on guys, we were looking for salt and herbs and spice. None to be had. The tab for 4 hungry guys was $400. So next weekend we will all put in $50, buy a nice tequila, some beers, and cook our own Yucatán food at home, that will be better at half the price.

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Kate518
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent start to finish, both with attentiveness and recommendations. The appetizers were very flavorful and were enjoyed by all (seasonal soup and chips & guacamole). The tacos, however, left a lot to be desired - especially for the price point. After the flavorful apps our expectations were for a similar experience with tacos but of the 4 different types ordered, all but the vegetarian ones were very bland.

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BobF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, food could use a little more pizzazz, but it was good. Chips and gelato are fabulous. Excellent service

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RonT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, plus a full Tequila Bar!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Meh.
Ambience is fun.
Food was not exciting at all. Just mediocre. Had the ceviche type app with chips. Chips were a let down. Then had the duck tostada. It was ok but nothing special. Kids taquitos were tough and bad.
Positive note the service was great and our waitress was sweet and helpful

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vipGabrielaG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ordered the whole fish again and was disappointed again. It was too salty to the point where I could not taste the delicate white meat of the fish. My husband ordered it on another night and it came out perfect. The difference- the batter was not overly seasoned!
There are issues with consistency.
The drinks are good but over-priced.

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KimR
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I would recommend Tatu to a friend for drinks and dessert. It had a nice atmosphere, fabulous Margaritas and a wonderful dessert (deep-fried waffles!) I ordered fish tacos but the fish was a bit overdone and I would have liked more fresh vegetables (lightly cooked instead of heavily cooked where the flavors could not be tasted) ) and more fresh flavors in the taco.

Tatu - Saratoga Springs
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We're happy that you enjoyed the drinks & dessert, but sorry you didn't care for the Pescado Tacos. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients and hope to always honor them properly with appropriate seasoning and cooking, so anything less than perfect fish tacos is not OK with us. Our fish tacos are finished with fresh sliced radish, pickled red onion, roasted poblano and homemade cilantro vinaigrette. We'd love to have you back for a make-up session!

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upsstater
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time there and we're not very familiar with Mexican cuisine. Our waitperson was very helpful in describing the dishes and advising based on our preferences.

The food was excellent. Very tasty, introducing unfamiliar combinations that were spiced just right. We've now added them to our short list of favorite locations for future dining out.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously unique dishes and cocktails. Staff was very informative and attentive. Great Ambiance.

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DaveC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy. Wait staff was very nice but think the kitchen was a little overwhelmed.

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JDBK
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and drinks was great, service was just ok. We were seated for at least 15min before our server came by for drinks, etc. or even acknowledged us and it continued that way for the remainder of the meal. The vibe and music is exactly what Saratoga needed! I’m sure the service will get better as time goes by and the find their groove. We’ll definitely be back, but push to sit at the bar.

Tatu - Saratoga Springs
Responded on 24 January 2020

Hi and thanks for your feedback. Sorry for any delay in greeting you at your table properly--we always strive to make sure our guests feel welcomed and receive attentive service from the moment they arrive, so thank you for letting us know when that does not happen. Happy to hear you enjoyed your food, drinks and the vibe! We are confident that we have found our groove now and invite you back soon, so we may make up for the less-than-perfect received upon your previous visit. Thanks again!

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SamanthaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome interior and even better food. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable about specials, menu, sauces, etc. Would definitely go back!