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Cocktail Bar, Mexican Restaurant, and Lounge$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Lucy M.heart icon on user image
    Lucy MariaOctober 25, 2015
    Everything here is delicious and the staff is super friendly! Loved the carnitas and chorizo tacos and the chilaquiles are amazing! The tres leches and churros with chocolate sauce were so delectable!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 30, 2013
    If you're a tequila lover, you need to come here. There's a ton of different options to choose from, and the cocktails they craft are delicious. The food is also not to be missed - get the tacos!
  • Ranu R.heart icon on user image
    Ranu RajkarnikarDecember 2, 2014
    Delicious tequila and mezcal drinks. The food here is amazing as well. If you like 'em spicy, you'll love it here. Dark and cozy. The wait can be hit or miss, but it's worth it.
  • Barton S.heart icon on user image
    Barton SmithApril 5, 2015
    A great bar to have a drink with your lover or a couple of friends. Really intimate, interesting interior and great cocktails — Afternoon Delight was a great spicy, summer beer-cocktail.
  • Carl F.heart icon on user image
    Carl FigueiredoNovember 10, 2015
    The premier Mezcal / Tequila bar in NYC and likely the best in the USA. If agave spirits and cocktails are your thing then you need to make a stop here. Phenomenal experience and drinks.
  • E D.heart icon on user image
    E DwardFebruary 14, 2016
    Quiet and low key. Great spot for dates and small groups. Extensive cocktail menu; love trying something new each time. Limited food menu but nicely curated. I think about their fish tacos often.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhAugust 3, 2020
    The cocktails are visually appealing! Loved their El Piloto - mezcal, Jamaican rum & absinthe. Also loved the Jimador Shifty - basically pineapple mezcal & negra modelo.
  • Veronica R.heart icon on user image
    Veronica RayJuly 5, 2016
    Lots of room so you can find a seat on a Saturday night. Known for tequila and mezcal drinks. If you're not into full on mezcal get the sotol. Sotol is between tequila and mezcal.
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here for six years, one of the hidden gems in east village. Love their Pisco drinks, best to go with chips with their special sauces
  • Judith O.
    Judith O.January 3, 2016
    Skip the tres leches (legit: it's a dry muffin top dipped in condensed milk). Cocktails and service are great though. Would definitely go back to try an entree and *maybe* pick the churros instead.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MorenoFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    This is my church. Selection of tequila/mezcal/sotol is lovingly curated. As for cocktails, decide on stirred or shaken and then just go down list. If you've never had Sherry in a drink, please try!
    PUNCHSeptember 24, 2015
    Mayahuel is dedicated to the worship and preservation of agave. A mix of Mexican tile, dark wood and lots of tequila & mezcal bottles, it’s an embodiment of the most intentional of cocktail programs. Read more
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksFebruary 4, 2016
    Tamales are trending this week and at this Mexican restaurant you will find some of the best in the Big Apple. We recommend you try the amazing mole braised chicken tamales.
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    AmateurConciergeMay 8, 2016
    Great spot for drinks with a special someone. Stick to the spicy page. Liked the Nature Boy and any of the selections with chartreuse
  • eme
    emeFebruary 21, 2015
    Came here for drinks and the wait for the room upstairs was worth it. Love the ambiance and decor. Many many drink choices but go for the tequila/mezcal ones.
  • Gaia B.heart icon on user image
    Gaia BennettJune 14, 2015
    Food is decent, but overpriced. Service can be slow though, but who cares when you're there with good company and good drinks. I love La Vida Rosa, by the way. Not too strong, but refreshing.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Soak up all that booze with small plates such as chorizo-stuffed shrimp and scallops or full plates like lobster ceviche and tamales filled with mole-braised chicken. Read more
  • Nicholas D.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas DoyleAugust 8, 2014
    There's magic in that smoked tomatillo salsa. Every bite will mystify you more than the last. Will you ever unlock the secret? Even if not, it goes perfectly with your smokey Mezcal.
  • Daisy
    DaisyOctober 31, 2013
    phenomenal drink called "hit or miss" with jalapeño infused tequila... spicy and lightly sweet relative to other drinks
  • Moshe T.heart icon on user image
    Moshe TeitzJuly 24, 2015
    Many many options, if you're having trouble picking one go for the Green Gloves. Delicious, colorful and strong.
  • Dipsologyheart icon on user image
    DipsologySeptember 27, 2015
    This bar will change the way you think about Tequila. Incredible cocktails and selection of agave spirits, not to mention knowledgeable bar staff.
  • Jorge M.heart icon on user image
    Jorge MercedMarch 18, 2017
    Top of the line Mezcal cocktails. And one of the most amazing Latinx music playlists you'll find in NYC!!
  • Teddie V.
    Teddie VidolovaAugust 29, 2014
    "East Village, unobtrusive, speakeasy-esque doors, over 40 different mescals to sip neat or in their numerous cocktail options. the drink recipes have been carefully conceived."-CoolHunting
  • Vineet S.heart icon on user image
    Vineet ShahDecember 16, 2014
    Great tequila and mezcal cocktails. The Black Star combines tequila, bourbon, ginger, cinnamon, and apple butter.
  • Anup T.
    Anup TapaseFebruary 2, 2013
    Amazing amazing food and drink. Pork belly and torta were both very tasty. Amor Modo was the perfect mix of tequila gin and absinthe.
  • Guadalupe B.heart icon on user image
    Guadalupe BenitezDecember 12, 2016
    Everything is great here, drinks are out of this world :)! Will totally go back
  • Open Air P.
    Open Air PublishingApril 16, 2012
    Our pick is the "Amor Morado" (El Tesoro tequila, sloe gin, absinthe and more). Learn how to make cocktail from the book "Speakeasy Cocktails" created for iPads."
  • Andie S.heart icon on user image
    Andie SleemanDecember 14, 2016
    Sooo good. The agave spirits selection is huge. The staff is knowledgeable. The food is good. Great atmosphere.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    One drink here and you might be ready to move to Mexico, learn Spanish, and resettle. They serve pork belly and steak, and you can drink tequila underneath a huge tarantula-shaped chandelier.
  • Open Air Publishing
    Open Air PublishingApril 24, 2012
    Try the "Amor Morado" (El Tesoro tequila, sloe gin, absinthe and more). Learn how to make the cocktail from the book "Speakeasy Cocktails" created for iPads.
  • Maneesh N.heart icon on user image
    Maneesh NMay 17, 2015
    The online menu doesn't do it justice. The cocktail selection is exceptional, and they have a whole list of spicy drinks
  • The Spark Group
    The Spark GroupNovember 7, 2011
    Don't leave without trying the cochinitas (pork belly). Or the fish tacos. Or the quesadillas. Or the chilaquiles. It's all perfect for sharing, so do it to it.
  • Sunainaheart icon on user image
    SunainaSeptember 16, 2013
    Def go for the cocktails... Recommend the Oaxaca old fashioned - hard to believe it was made with tequila nd mezcal nd no bourbon 👍
  • Tom W.heart icon on user image
    Tom WolfsteinDecember 23, 2015
    Nature Boy is smokey, fresh, and spicy. The chilequiles is a very generous portion. Quesadillas were also great.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 12, 2013
    A restaurant and bar devoted to tequila, with some tasty churros to go along with your drink.
  • Go Go Mojo Superfly
    Go Go Mojo SuperflyAugust 13, 2012
    This bar currently appears on 209 different lists, and there is a reason for that. A little bit hard to spot from the street, but well worth the search!
  • FAC
    FACOctober 14, 2010
    Amazing drinks, and amazing Mezcal. I ate the Ceviche de langosta (lobster, passion fruit, mango, jicama) and the Chilaquiles with chorizo. EXCEPTIONAL, for real. I can't wait to go back.
  • Chrissy C.heart icon on user image
    Chrissy CooganMarch 28, 2015
    Sit at the bar and just let the bartender know what you're in the mood for. Then prep for mezcal heaven
  • Taha E.
    Taha EbrahimiJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best micheladas in the City!!! (kind of like a Bloody Mary with Negro Modelo... But a million times better and so perfect for summer if you like spicy drinks).
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownJanuary 31, 2017
    If it's a drink made with agave you can get it here. Get adventurous and try one of the sotol cocktails.
  • Melissa R.heart icon on user image
    Melissa RosenthalFebruary 16, 2015
    If you love tequila, this will be your Mecca. Try one of the flights!
  • Raphael L.heart icon on user image
    Raphael LangenscheidtFebruary 14, 2015
    Hiding behind weird cocktail names and a surprisingly large seating area, is the perfect place for tequila, mescal and beautiful waitresses.
  • Superjonbot
    SuperjonbotMay 12, 2010
    MUST!: Cochinita(pork belly),Lobster Ceviche, and Roasted Pepper filled with beef!A bit on the pricey side but the food is well worth it.The ambiance and staff are top shelf too.& don't forget sangria
  • Francisco L.
    Francisco LAugust 8, 2013
    Cute place, fun bathroom, great atmosphere, really good drinks, great service. Unfortunately, not so great food. I tried 6 dif dishes didn't like a single one. Flavorless
  • Robert M. S.
    Robert M. Strain, Jr.August 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Speak-easy Mexican tequila bar, emphasis on the bar, and 100's of tequilas, and they can tell you the family that made each one in Mexico. Good Margaritas, but they specialize in a variety of other dr Read more
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasariegoDecember 30, 2014
    Best mezcal cocktail collection. And the food is great
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerMarch 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    the chilaquiles are a delicious mess of corn tortilla, cheese, and chorizo (or your choice of other meat)
  • Kim P.heart icon on user image
    Kim PhamAugust 26, 2016
    All sorts of mezcal cocktails. So much spice and savoury and yes.
  • Justin B.heart icon on user image
    Justin BJuly 28, 2013
    Great selection of tequilas and mezcals. These people know their stuff. Try the Fortaleza Reposado... Such a beautiful tequila.
  • EM H.heart icon on user image
    EM H.November 8, 2015
    Loved every drink and food I've had here. And the bar tenders are sincerely helpful.
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