K Rico South American Steakhouse

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Steakhouse
K Rico in New York City is owned by brothers John P. Greco III, Tommy Greco and their friend Christian Tanno. John is the executive chef of West Village’s Philip Marie; Tommy steers The Ritz Bar Lounge.

John & Tommy prepped for the opening of this unique steakhouse with a South American flair. The brothers trekked through Chile, Argentina, Peru researching local fare, the wealth of which has been applied to K Rico’s menu.

Serving USDA Prime Meat in a contemporary ambiance, K Rico also vaunts an outdoor patio with al fresco dining. A full service bar extends through the venue. A semi-private dining area affords intimacy. Seafood is also at hand. Folks rave over the Salmon with Saffron Sauce and much as they extol the Tomahawk Steak. Memorable service has rendered it a top-rated Steakhouse, well-illustrated in the reviews it continues to garner.

Located in Hell’s Kitchen, it is minutes from Times Square/Broadway Theaters. And that the kitchen stays open till 12am is a plus.

Offers

BRUNCH & BEATS Unlimted

Starting Jan 18, 2020·Sun 11:00AM-4:00PM, Sat 11:00AM-4:00PM

Every Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 4pm we offer amazing brunch fare, pared with unbelievable music!

Strip Show Wednesday

Starting Oct 16, 2019·Wed 5:00PM-11:30PM

Strip Show Wednesday, Dinner for Two $129
Includes 2 K Rico salads, 2 NY Strip Sirlions, Choice of 2 sides, and 2 Desserts
Tax & Tip not included

What 1653 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always

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TOSHOT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for the special occation of anniversary but the restaurant was closed without any sign nor prior notice on the day when we got there. We were extremly upset and disappointed in the restaurant as well as your poor system. Your system should have not accepted the reservation or given any notice to customer in advace in such case.

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Tara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service 👌 . The staff was excellent and very welcoming.

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Docs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful first experience eating out since the long quarantine. Was a business meeting with partners. We ate outside in the patio which was quiet, pleasant, beautiful, and the social distancing was done extremely effectively. Efforts towards cleanliness were very reassuring. We were greeted by hostess who immediately squirted hands with sanitizer and ensured we would wear our masks at all times when indoors. Waiters and others all wore gloves and mask, and kept as much distance as possible. Food and drinks were delicious as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated my birthday beautifully and professionally. Had a great birthday

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vipVictoria
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been several times an absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The food is amazing (especially if you like steak! {and big steak at that!}) and the staff are fantastic. Highly recommend going!

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vipMike
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we got there until minute we left it was excellent. I would recommend this place.

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RichardB
Hanover
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good restaurant with great meat ! Service is very good. The owner takes time to explain the different kinds of meat they have on service overall graet expirience

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MARK556
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. I've been to this restaurant a few times over the past couple of years while visiting NYC from out of state. It's always been outstanding!

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MarciaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times now and they do not disappoint. The service and food were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again K-Rico did not disappoint. This time I took the President of my company and 7 other coworkers and everyone was thrilled with their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you do much for helping me put the icing on the cake for my husband's birthday. I really appreciate the double birthday wishes. The steaks were cooked perfectly and overall we were treated very well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic staff. Will 100% go back when we’re next in New York. 10/10 😁

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly & attentive staff. Great steaks cooked perfect!

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vipCheryleW
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent presentation; impeccable service. Delicious steak and sides. Owner on site greats each guest and showcases the beautiful cuts of meats.

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vipAndrewC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was so tender could have cut it with a butter knife. The mussels were in an amazing broth that I just wanted to drink. Baked Oysters were wonderful and our waiter Adam was great. Very welcoming and friendly place .. we will be back thank you for a wonderful night.

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Kiyac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I took a friend out to dinner for his birthday. They tested us with such high positive energy. It was perfect. The food is delicious! Trust me if you are looking for :
1. Inexpensive price but expensive taste
2. Date night
3. Friends
4 owners were professional, friendly and thoughtful.
5. Well done juicy steak

Thank you

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vipETFishman
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit--several times over--this time for a birthday celebration. The food was absolutely delicious, the wine selections were very good, and the service was superb. We especially enjoyed the "special" NY Strip Steak--soaked in bourbon and served with a shot of it. The staff was nice enough to treat us with a piece of tres leches cake for the birthday celebration.

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Brasa
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was amazing!🎁🎉

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vipJMBacchus
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well prepared and the menu was innovative. Meat quality was excellent. The service was outstanding. Good selection of South American wines!!

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our experience. Service was friendly and informal, but excellent. Loved the South American vibe with quiet salsa / jazz playing unobtrusively in the background. Tried a Pisco Sour, which was great and after perusing the impressive array of gigantic cuts of meat on offer, we both plumped for aged 22oz rib eye steaks, accompanied by the fresa salad. The steaks came out cooked to medium rare perfection. Crispy and blackened on the outside, juicy and red on the inside and beautifully seasoned with rosemary and sea salt. Mouth watering! The meat and the fat in particular were the softest I’ve ever had. The knife almost fell through the meat. Absolutely first class. Also have to recommend the fresa salad which was beautiful and complemented the mea perfectly. All in all a truly memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

K Rico steakhouse is a unique South American steakhouse in midtown Manhattan. The steakhouse has some yummy cuts such as their New York Strip or their Filet Mignon. When you get served a server will come holding your food and putter tray on a food stand where they take it and put it on your plate, once they serve a man comes holding a piece of Yucca and a Grater. The man asks you if you would like some grated Yucca. If you say yes the man grates it in front of you and then shakes it on your steak, the Yucca tastes a bit like wasabi and gives a nice zing to your food. The place also has super comfy chairs at most tables. The place also friendly servers, the servers also hang your coat up for you on a coat rack. The steakhouse also tries to make it easy for you when you are getting your coat by giving you a slip with a number on it so when you need your coat you give the slip to the server and and they get your coat. Also just to be clear that a Medium and a Medium Rare more on the rare side both means RARE. So basically you can only order rare. The steak has a bit more fat than most steakhouses and the food seems to not have been removed of its fat before being cooked. I really like like those things so this place for me was 10/10

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Jeremy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the steak was amazing. Wine recommendation/pairing was perfect.

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pattib
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

My backed potato needed to be cooked longer and my steak did not have a good taste. My salad was wonderful. Dessert was okay. Service was very good.

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vipGreat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to try out their new brunch, it was amazing! I personally had the steak and eggs, cooked perfectly. The real show stopper was the music, classic r&b, Motown, and disco! It’s was so much fun we actually got up and danced. We will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s/birthday dinner

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vipCSchoen
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I just had the empanadas and roast oysters; both were delicious. Martini was perfectly made, wine was good. The service was enthusiastic and friendly.

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vipSlowDinner
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice

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vipHarrisH
London
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Unhappy with service and attention and seating arrangements for Valentine’s Day.

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vipBRIAND
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Was there for Tomahawk Tuesday. Delicious steak. Wonderful drinks. Great attention by staff. Will definitely be back. My new favorite steakhouse.

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Darren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to K Rico for my birthday with my mother and had a wonderful experience. I had the skirt steak and my mother ordered the petite filet; both were absolutely delicious. The wait staff and maître'd were very friendly and informative re: the different cuts of meat. It was a fantastic night and I look forward to returning. I've already recommended K Rico to many family and friends. It's a gem in NYC that's too good to be kept just my secret. :)

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bdayblast
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent time! Came here to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious but my steak could have used a little more seasoning. Would definitely go back.

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Good
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food nice place. One bathroom makes it awkward would go back again it’s worth a visit

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service!! Steaks were perfect and I am not easy to please!! Best mezcal cocktail I’ve ever had!!!

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lesleyp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing, the steaks were cooked to perfection and tasted great. The wine we were recommended was really good and the staff were friendly. We had a really good night at the restaurant and would def recommend. They even brought out a slice of cake because they knew it was my Birthday..

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preml
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steaks. Got the best table in the house. Benjamin was a great waiter. The owner was a great host. Just moved into the neighborhood. Will live there for dinner!!

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vipNYRay
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

K Rico is an outstanding steakhouse. Not very big, but comfortable. The owner and his service staff are as friendly as they come. This was our second visit there so we knew which table and which waiter to request and they came through. Other restaurants seem to not look at comments when reservations are made. K Rico is on top of everything. We'll definitely return on our next visit to the City.

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DinaK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

K Rico never disappoints! The food and service are always top-notch. The octopus and oysters are among the best I have ever had and the steaks are always cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. If you are not a meat-eater, the fish selections are also amazing. One of a few places in NYC that we return to over and over again, and recommend without hesitation!

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SharM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Tomahawk special was a great choice for the two hungry people in our party of three and the NY Strip was enjoyed by the third. The steaks were cooked to perfection and they tasted wonderful as well. Will be back again in the future.

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KlausF
Ecuador
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel safe to say, this was the best steak I have ever eaten in Manhattan! Add to this the friendly service, from the very moment we walked in, until we were seated, and you have a place I will MOST CERTAINLY come back on my next trip (or every trip) to Manhattan. Everyone at the restaurant contributed positively for a delicious and memorable dinner

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