Mexican Radio Schenectady now open

mexican radio schenectady exterior 2014 June

The long in development Schenectady location of the restaurant Mexican Radio officially opened today (Monday).

The upscale Mexican restaurant's location -- a completely renovated former a large building, a former OTB betting parlor, at State and Broadway in downtown Schenectady -- has been years in the making. Word of Mexican Radio's impending arrival in the city first bubbled up in 2010 after the owners apparently picked the Electric City over Albany. [Tablehopping 2010 April ] [Daily Gazette 2010 April]

The original Mexican Radio opened in NYC in the 90s. A lot of people around here know the restaurant from its location in Hudson on Warren Street, which opened a little more than a decade ago.

Earlier on AOA: Flan at Mexican Radio (2009)

Find It

Mexican Radio
325 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12305

Comments

I enjoy the colors on the outside of "Mexico Radio." Very festive. Looking forward to trying when I visit the Capital region.

Finally!!! ;) It's time for some of the best fish tacos money can buy.

Hey, this might be a good reason to go to Schenectady! ;) Ok, Ok, it's a DELICIOUS reason... =D

Hooray, it's finally open and now...only like 6 more months before I can go when it's not mobbed seven days a week.

To the critics of the new Mexican Radio. Ya want cheap Mex food then go to Taco Bell or Chipotle. The Radio is an upscale restaurant, its elegant, cloth napkins, real glases and an ambiance that one rarely encounters. The average entree at restaurants is $17 and the Radio is in that range as well. The portions are generious and the staff is trained to be attentive. The staff, servers, cooks and even the restaurant are all brand new, so be patient as all involved are adjusting to the itoscyncrasies of this new restaurant. The Mexican Radio folks have been doing this for 20 years and with some seasoning the new Radio will be just a spicy as the rest.

To Ed - I'd say if you want cheap Mexican food, go to La Mexicana. At least then you'll get cheap, excellent Mexican food and not Taco Bell ;)

(Mexican Radio is great though, and the prices are in line with the food, ambiance, etc - I just went again last night!)

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