Vega: The New Mexican in Hartsdale


There’s a new Mexican restaurant in Hartsdale called Vega, and it’s super-cool looking — very chic and modern, and nothing like a Mexican restaurant you’re used to seeing in the suburbs, with the serapes and sombreros on the walls and mariachi music in the background.

Instead, it looks more like it belongs in the city — heck, even Mexico City.

I haven’t eaten there yet, but I have more photos of the interior  — and a link to the menu — after the jump.

Here’s that same dining room from a different angle:

And on the other side of that window is another dining room:

Here’s the bar area. The restaurant did not have its liquor license when I shot these photos; I’m told margaritas are now available.

The menu has tacos, quesadillas and the like, but also more modern dishes, such as shrimp lime salad, creamy poblano chili soup, lemon chipotle chicken and steak tequila. There are also traditional interior Mexican entrees, such as cochinita pibil (the Yucatan’s version of pulled pork), pollo con mole Poblano (chicken with a chocolate mole sauce) and chicken tinga, a shredded chicken with barbecue-style sauce and peppers. You can also get simple bar food like pizza (Mexican style) and wings (served with “El Rancho” sauce).

They make their own tortillas and chips on premises and the menu says they use organic meats when possible. (Not sure how often that is, though.)

I’m crossing my fingers that this one will be good, because it’s right up my alley.

Here is a link to the menu.

The 411 is coming. Til then: 187-189 East Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale. 914-723-0010.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. Went to the new Mexican restaurant called Vega in Hartsdale last night. The food was good but the service was horrible. The waitress took our order and we never saw her again. The wrong order came out. We couldnt ever find her to let her know. We also wanted more drinks but she was nowhere to be found. We noticed the table next to us the waiter checked on his table 3 to 4 times. I would never go back there again.

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