Opening their doors in 1992, Gabriela's Restaurant & Tequila Bar was an instant Upper West Side restaurant sensation! Famed restaurateur Artie Cutler and Gabriela Hernandez are the brains behind this operation, bringing Gabriela's exquisite cooking to the table. Never before had Artie tasted any food that featured authentic flavors and dishes in a time when tex-mex was the norm. The menu for the Mexican restaurant was derived from recipes by Gabriela's family in Mexico. These beloved dishes are still featured in the restaurant today; perhaps the reason behind their popularity with New Yorker's craving an authentic Mexican meal. Since their opening, Gabriela and her family have retired from the business leaving Artie's nephew Nat Milner in charge. Under his ownership the restaurant has expanded and moved to a new location at 93rd and Columbus, bringing Chef Fernando Aquino and General Manager Moises Galarza into the mix. While things have changed, the quality and traditions of Gabriela's Restaurant and Tequila Bar has remained at their best over the years. The bar and restaurant is the perfect location on the Upper West Side to celebrate and enjoy friends and family. As you step inside of the authentic Mexican Mission style doors you will find yourself dining on what has been called 'Some of the best Mexican Food in NYC,' according to Epoch Times. Come in and taste for yourself!