(Now Closed)
Cocktail Bar, Mexican Restaurant, and Lounge$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Beau H.
    Beau HaughAugust 26
    R.I.P. Mayahuel — closed.
  • Audrey T.
    It's closed
  • Kay J.
    Kay JayJuly 11
    Great drink selections and cool vibe.
  • Nick A.
    Come for the mezcal! Great date spot.
  • Jorge M.
    Jorge MercedMarch 18
    Ask Will for the Nature Boy!
  • Jorge M.
    Jorge MercedMarch 18
    Top of the line Mezcal cocktails. And one of the most amazing Latinx music playlists you'll find in NYC!!
  • Jillian
    JillianFebruary 21
    If you like your drinks spicy and with a side of guac, this place is for you
  • Micah M.
    Micah MoreauFebruary 18
    Nicole is the bomb. Churros are tasty AF. Quality Anejo's are reasonably priced.
  • miles l.
    miles lennonFebruary 12
    Excellent tequila and mezcal drinks
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownJanuary 31
    If it's a drink made with agave you can get it here. Get adventurous and try one of the sotol cocktails.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RobertsDecember 25, 2016
    Get the churros! (And lots of mezcal cocktails) ...
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 21, 2016
    Reflect your inner self in a cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Ask the bartender of Mayahuel to make a Tequila Sunrise for you.
  • Andie S.
    Andie SleemanDecember 14, 2016
    Sooo good. The agave spirits selection is huge. The staff is knowledgeable. The food is good. Great atmosphere.
  • Guadalupe B.
    Guadalupe BenitezDecember 12, 2016
    Everything is great here, drinks are out of this world :)! Will totally go back
  • Rob P.
    Rob PrattDecember 8, 2016
    Very limited food selection for a "restaurant."
  • Rob P.
    Rob PrattDecember 8, 2016
    Cocktails are good, esp for Mezcal lovers, but the upstairs seating is uncomfortable. If you can't sit at the bar, better to head elsewhere.
  • Eri V.
    Eri VDecember 6, 2016
    Drinks are really good if you like mezcal. They don't give you enough chips to finish the $15 queso and they charge you if you ask for a few more. Super lame and a waste of cheese.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 25, 2016
    Total date spot. Cute, cozy, but make sure your date is into tequila or it's a waste. 🍸
  • Aditi
    AditiSeptember 25, 2016
    The hit or miss cocktail is a must
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmAugust 26, 2016
    All sorts of mezcal cocktails. So much spice and savoury and yes.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoJuly 11, 2016
    Grab a seat upstairs if you can
  • Veronica R.
    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.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KileyJune 28, 2016
    Great cocktails!
  • Garrison P.
    Garrison PriceMay 30, 2016
    Exceptional mezcal selection! Bartenders are extremely knowledgable.
  • Baturalp T.
    Baturalp TorunMay 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a hidden gem if you are into tequila & mezcal based cocktails.
  • Sydney M.
    Sydney MMay 26, 2016
    Everything tequila and mescal
  • सिद्धार्थ
    Terrific drinks. Cozy atmosphere. Good staff. Interesting decor.
  • Antonio
    AntonioMay 14, 2016
    The Six Shooter. This is all I've EVER WANTED!! #lifecomplete #mezcal
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinMay 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
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerApril 4, 2016
    Fantastic cocktails. Delicious food. And that tortilla soup.. 😍
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Mayahuel!
  • Chad H.
    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)
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Mayahuel, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DoyleFebruary 21, 2016
    Next-level pork tacos, perfect Tequilla drinks, and fantastic service
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 15, 2016
    When you visit Mayahuel, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • E D.
    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.
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanFebruary 7, 2016
    Mezcal flights!
  • 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.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PiresJanuary 19, 2016
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerJanuary 6, 2016
    Delicious, ever-changing cocktail menu 😍
  • 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.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 30, 2015
    If you are in Mayahuel, try a real Mexican taste, order a Spicy Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WolfsteinDecember 23, 2015
    Nature Boy is smokey, fresh, and spicy. The chilequiles is a very generous portion. Quesadillas were also great.
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenDecember 22, 2015
    They have an ENTIRE PAGE of spicy agave drinks 🔥😍🔥
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 9, 2015
    If you are in Mayahuel, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Carl F.
    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.
  • EM H.
    EM H.November 8, 2015
    Loved every drink and food I've had here. And the bar tenders are sincerely helpful.
  • Lucy M.
    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!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrOctober 23, 2015
    The tequila beer cocktails are surprisingly the best thing on the menu
  • Ina L.
    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
  • Dipsology
    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.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikSeptember 26, 2015
    Great mezcal
    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
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 17, 2015
    Get the arepa rellena to eat. Their El Piloto drink features mezcal, Jamaican rum, & absinthe ;). Their Jimador's Shifty is basically pineapple mezcal & negra modelo ;) 😍
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessSeptember 14, 2015
    Awesome cocktails, anything with mezcal rocks, ask to sit upstairs for more atmosphere
  • Ilona L.
    Ilona LalovaAugust 29, 2015
    Excellent excellent cocktails! Try everything from Some Like it Hot section.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerAugust 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    the best array of mezcal-based cocktails in New York. over fifty to choose from!
  • Moshe T.
    Moshe TeitzJuly 24, 2015
    Many many options, if you're having trouble picking one go for the Green Gloves. Delicious, colorful and strong.
  • Arie
    ArieJune 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.
  • Maneesh N.
    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
  • Barton S.
    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.
  • Chrissy C.
    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
  • K
    KMarch 16, 2015
    Cute Mexican tiles/decor. If you like tequila/mescal, plenty of drinks to choose from. Cozy/not too loud.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelMarch 12, 2015
    Very good cocktails, most of them tequila or mezcal-based.
  • Aude B.
    Aude BroosMarch 7, 2015
    They serve food till late!
  • Roxanne S.
    Roxanne SchwartzMarch 7, 2015
    The mezcal hot chocolate has gotten me through winter.
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiMarch 7, 2015
    Awesome tequila bar. Great date spot. Just fucking try it.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickMarch 4, 2015
    The food isn't bad and it's good for low key dates!
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.February 26, 2015
    Great selection of tequila. Cozy and romantic- great for dates and date night or groups.
  • 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.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalFebruary 16, 2015
    If you love tequila, this will be your Mecca. Try one of the flights!
  • Raphael L.
    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.
  • Russell S.
    Russell SinclairFebruary 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic cocktails. Get them spicy.
  • Russell S.
    Russell SinclairFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like spicy, go off menu for the "Any Color You Like"
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsJanuary 29, 2015
    Really wanted to hate it when I walked in but despite the weird vibes and ridiculous menu the drinks were very good. Didn't hurt that the waitress was a total smokeshow either
  • Abby G.
    Abby G.January 28, 2015
    all the cocktails
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasariegoDecember 30, 2014
    Best mezcal cocktail collection. And the food is great
  • Vineet S.
    Vineet ShahDecember 16, 2014
    Great tequila and mezcal cocktails. The Black Star combines tequila, bourbon, ginger, cinnamon, and apple butter.
  • travelFREAK
    travelFREAKDecember 14, 2014
    From the same creators of Death & Co. The tequila and mezcal drinks are amazing.
  • Julian S.
    Julian SDecember 5, 2014
    Probably better to grab a table, you won't get the full bar experience sitting at the bar. Pretty authentic tasting food.
  • Ranu R.
    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.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaNovember 21, 2014
    Get the Green Gloves if you're into spicy drinks. Its got jalapenos and celery something in it.
  • Nathan Y.
    Nathan YuenNovember 21, 2014
    Get the Black Friar Cobbler!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HendricksonNovember 17, 2014
    Date night 101
  • Vivek B.
    Vivek BhagwatNovember 16, 2014
    Great cocktail list and amazing churros
  • Amelie P.
    Amelie PoojaryOctober 26, 2014
    I had the HIt or Miss coctel with jalapeno infused tequila and it was really good.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickOctober 19, 2014
    Chilaquiles with salsa verde and chorizo are off. the. chain.
  • Henali
    HenaliOctober 17, 2014
    Best ginger cocktail I ever had.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EOctober 8, 2014
    Drink the spicy drinks. Beware of the delicious but difficult-to-eat queso.
  • Joel L.
    Joel LewisOctober 5, 2014
    Get the Black Star!
  • Lorien G.
    Lorien GabelSeptember 7, 2014
    Great tequila selection and small bites.
  • Matthew O.
    Matthew OliverAugust 31, 2014
    It's all about Mezcal! 🔥🍹
  • 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
  • Kmac
    KmacAugust 28, 2014
  • Mariya D.
    Mariya D.August 18, 2014
    Everything is fantastic. Point randomly to something on the menu and you wont regret it!
  • 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
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 14, 2014
    Sit upstairs for a romantic feel
  • Katie D.
    Katie DelzAugust 12, 2014
    Good strong cocktails, but the food was just okay. Not a lot of vegetarian options for the boyfriend.
  • Roy M.
    Roy MillerAugust 11, 2014
    Ron's Dodge Charger excellent smoky/spicy drink with a subtle pineapple sweetness and salt on the rim.
  • Nicholas D.
    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.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Nick Anderer, chef of Maialino, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Mole braised chicken tamales. Read more
  • Lori M.
    Lori MullaevJuly 11, 2014
    The pilot punch is delishhhh.... They have a huge drink menu! Lots of variety however a limited food menu.
  • Heather P.
    Heather ParkJuly 8, 2014
    What type of Mexican place doesn't have hot sauce? THIS ONE.
  • Asako O.
    Asako OnozawaMay 26, 2014
    Best hidden bar!
  • Cindy W.
    Cindy WongMay 4, 2014
    Staff is friendly and willing to recommend mocktail drink versions for those who can't drink
  • Juli F.
    Right not left!! Great cocktail
  • Rodrigo S.
    Rodrigo SalazarMay 1, 2014
    get the selena fizz (its off menu but worth it) and the 56 quarters.
  • Astrid B.
    Astrid BarrerasMarch 22, 2014
    Great selection of cocktails! Be sure to order the Palomitas for the table- Spicy deliciousness!
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisMarch 21, 2014
    Ron's dodge charger is to die for.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CantaveMarch 15, 2014
    The food is good. The drink are v. strong. However all the wait staff look tired and in need of a massage - ruins the experience.
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin StinavageJanuary 5, 2014
    Their smoke and oil drink was a tastebud tantalizer!!
  • Jason W.
    Jason WeldonDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Real men drink the Slight Detour.
  • Liz
    LizDecember 6, 2013
    The after taste of Mr. Bitterness is reminiscent of pickles dipped in rubbing alcohol. If you're into that.
  • Denia J.
    Denia JonesDecember 4, 2013
    The cocktails are sooooo good!!!
  • Hillary L.
    Hillary LindemanNovember 27, 2013
    Awesome cocktails! Anything is a win on the "Some like it hot" menu.
  • jeffrey a.
    jeffrey arnoldNovember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks are great. Food borders on inedible. Go for the drinks.
  • Daisy
    DaisyOctober 31, 2013
    phenomenal drink called "hit or miss" with jalapeño infused tequila... spicy and lightly sweet relative to other drinks
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanSeptember 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 👍
  • Stella S.
    Stella SilversteinSeptember 15, 2013
    Try the Cure All!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneSeptember 6, 2013
    Small place but more seating upstairs including booths. Only had drinks but the Mexican influenced menu looked good.
  • 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!
  • P. D.
    P. D.August 26, 2013
    I miss Dan, 'tender to the man!
  • 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
  • Justin B.
    Justin BJuly 28, 2013
    Great selection of tequilas and mezcals. These people know their stuff. Try the Fortaleza Reposado... Such a beautiful tequila.
  • Justine W.
    If you like Irish Whiskey try The Good Cork.
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YaleMay 19, 2013
    Recommended: Churros + pilot punch
  • Cooper C.
    Cooper CheathamMay 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bartenders choice will never steer you wrong!
  • Lissa G.
    Lissa GoldsmithMay 5, 2013
    Fun drink list...I love the "Slight detour"... Great food too!
  • Adrianne B.
    Adrianne BenzionApril 27, 2013
    Amazing tequila cocktails. Try the one with elderflower ladies! Pretty and tasty!
  • Clay W.
    Clay WilliamsApril 26, 2013
    It's like I was transported to Mexico: everything feels like it was designed for someone half my size. Good, interesting cocktail, but so cramped.
  • Ilia P.
    Ilia PApril 7, 2013
    Try a spicy paloma or atlas shrubbed
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CohenApril 6, 2013
    Don't miss the Oaxacan Old Fashioned!!
  • Monica
    MonicaMarch 27, 2013
    Excellent spicy hot chocolate and the food was amazing. Great little discovery!
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteMarch 18, 2013
    Fish tacos and their equivalent of a sangria were diVINE, as was everything else.
  • debz
    debzMarch 17, 2013
    I know this place is for tequila but seriously get the tres leches cake.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 12, 2013
    A restaurant and bar devoted to tequila, with some tasty churros to go along with your drink.
  • David P.
    David PhillipsMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Perhaps some of the finest cocktails crafted in NYC. The fish tacos aren't too shabby either.
  • Anthony
    AnthonyMarch 9, 2013
    Pier de almas tobala
  • Ian S.
    Ian SullivanMarch 5, 2013
    The "Hit and Miss" cocktail is actually a full on hit - one of the best I've ever had.
  • Melissa
    MelissaFebruary 23, 2013
    Get the Black Star because it is very good. 
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TringasFebruary 18, 2013
    The 'Cinder' is an amazing cocktail. Smoky, Mezcal-forward, spicy and delicious.
  • 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.
  • Jacqueline V.
    Jacqueline VanDusen 🐷February 1, 2013
    Go for the Rosy Crucifixion under "Strange Stirrings"
  • Scott D.
    Scott DziobaJanuary 20, 2013
    jalapeno tequila is my favorite..
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BlackingtonJanuary 3, 2013
    I feel like a true New York Hipster.
  • Yaprak E.
    Yaprak ErelDecember 23, 2012
    Cocktails are one of the best ive had in the city... Esp if you like spicy!
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany L.December 8, 2012
    Blackberries + mescal = smoky and not too sweet
  • Danny L.
    Danny LynchDecember 4, 2012
    The Pilot Punch will put you on autopilot--delicious and great for sharing!
  • Eden S.
    Eden SutleyNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge selection of tequilas and I suggest the Change Agent if you're not a huge mezcal fan. This place brings back tequila's good name.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 25, 2012
    Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Tequila Splurge!
  • Stacey P.
    Stacey PostonOctober 24, 2012
    best tequila
  • 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!
  • Jarret W.
    Jarret WeinrichAugust 11, 2012
    Never thought I could do a whole night of tequila and not vomit. Way to go Mayahuel! Great cocktails and food. Try the croquetas.
  • The Blonde Gourmand
    Endless drinks with Mexican influences - lots of spicy options
  • Bjørn M.
    Bjørn MJune 29, 2012
    Get the Stone Raft. Bright and spicy.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon McGrawJune 23, 2012
    EaterNY calls the Boca De Vaquero one of New York's best spring cocktails
  • Brianne M.
    Brianne MuellerJune 23, 2012
    Get the Herb Albert! Ohmygod amazingness
  • Arjun
    ArjunJune 9, 2012
    Croquetas, chilaquiles, and tamales are delicious and cheap.
  • Tudor L.
    Tudor LeuMay 15, 2012
    Tequila and mezcal galore in these cocktails. Solid choice.
  • Jan S.
    Jan SichermannMay 5, 2012
    Not on the menu: fresh ginger ale ... Spicy and refreshing
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Mark
    MarkApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The cocktails are great, but please take an opportunity to take one or more "Flights to Mexico" and edumucate yourself
  • J Ariel A.
    J Ariel AggabaoMarch 27, 2012
    Just say Slight Detour por favor! :-)
  • Katie
    KatieMarch 26, 2012
    unbelievable drink menu and delicious chicken mole tamales. everything was delicious. the staff is not very friendly, though.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChauMarch 19, 2012
    La Vida Rose. Also try the house-made jalapeno-infused tequila. Maybe not a whole shot at first... it's pretty damn good, people.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DocktorMarch 1, 2012
    Try the hit or miss cocktail and shredded beef tacos! So yum
  • 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!
  • Frank S.
    Frank ShepardJanuary 29, 2012
    Try the pale rider
  • brenna c.
    brenna cammeronDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tequila drinks in the East Village. Order one or two and nurse them for hours. Pass on the food, though -- I've been disappointed more than once.
  • George B.
    George BestDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar in east village. Hands down... Maybe manhattan.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDDecember 3, 2011
    Rob the bartender really knows his tequilas. The Siembre Azul Reposada is incredible
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDDecember 3, 2011
    Do a tequila tasting. Ask for Ocho Single Estate 2009. Rob the bartender gives great insight.
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BavaroNovember 27, 2011
    Pale rider and la vida rosa are delicious!
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BavaroNovember 27, 2011
    Pale rider and la visa rosa are amazing!
  • Luke M.
    Luke MeyerNovember 26, 2011
    Everything here is phenomenal. Favorite spicy drink is the Hit or Miss. Favorite no-spice drink is the Old Man Miller Swizzle.
  • Jorge O.
    Jorge OrtizNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The virgen María will watch over you... as you pee.
  • 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.
  • Eyal
    EyalNovember 9, 2011
    Sherry and Tequila is a combo I didn't think would work that well, bit Stone Raft and West of East India Cocktail are delicious.
  • 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.
  • Shanon L.
    Shanon LevenherzOctober 31, 2011
    Amazing tequila cocktails! If you're a fan of said beverage, I highly recommend stopping by.
  • Jess C.
    Jess COctober 29, 2011
    Have some churros. They are better than the ones on the subway platform.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HansenOctober 27, 2011
    Have the mescal cocktail division bell:)
  • Andy F.
    Andy FisherOctober 6, 2011
    These fish tacos are amazing!
  • Jennie R.
    Jennie RippsSeptember 25, 2011
    Drink with oregano is AMAZING
  • Noah S.
    Noah SingerSeptember 7, 2011
    if you like strong, smokey tequila cocktails. otherwise stay away
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa ScordatoSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if youre not hungry, order the churros y chocolate. You won't regret it. #outofcontrolgood
  • Alexa S.
    Alexa ScordatoSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if you don't like tequila, you'll love the cocktails here. My personal favorite: FB cup - refreshing, not too sweet, and a bit of a kick.
  • Veena R.
    Veena RAugust 30, 2011
    Tiny well kept secret place. Love the cocktails and deco. Great date spot. Friend owns the building upstairs.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ChouAugust 25, 2011
    Order the Whoopsy Daisy
  • Carl C.
    Carl CollinsAugust 23, 2011
    CINDER. Drink it.
  • The Local East Village
    The Local East VillageAugust 18, 2011
    Rachel Dratch of SNL says, "I think they have the best margarita in New York." Read more
  • Tal S.
    Tal SafranAugust 16, 2011
    Great place to try different kinds of tequila and mezcal. They know their stuff here.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Oaxaca Old-Fashioned is a modern classic and rightly so. Reposado tequila, mezcal, agave nectar, and Angostura bitters.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SmithAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You gotta lotta gumption.
  • Todd G.
    Todd GallowayAugust 1, 2011
    Great spicy tequila drinks Read more
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 28, 2011
    Fan of tequila cocktails? Learn how to make a delicious margarita for all your future happy hours with friends! Read more
  • 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).
  • Jarret W.
    Jarret WeinrichJuly 17, 2011
    Lots of fruity drinks... Except for the warlock, it's got tequila and absinthe.
  • Fanychachi
    FanychachiJuly 7, 2011
    Try the jardín fresca! The best!
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 17, 2011
    Mayahuel offers an extensive list of tequilas, mezcals, and cocktails like The Pale Rider made with fino Sherry, jalapeño tequila, sugarcane, and lime. Read more
  • Veronica G.
    Veronica GreenMay 28, 2011
    Go to work on the flaming lips cocktail.
  • Rent the Runway
    Rent the RunwayMay 12, 2011
    If you're into tequila you've entered nirvana. Try the cocktail with the spicy rim- it'll tickle you in all the right places.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayMay 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the jalapeño tequila or the sin nombre punch
  • Annie A.
    Annie AdamsMay 3, 2011
    After ordering the churros, we ordered them again... They were that good!
  • Elizabeth O.
    Holy moly get the chilaquiles. Unbelievable flavor and killer kick. Service is great here too. Can't wait to come back
  • Jacqui
    JacquiMarch 30, 2011
    Pilot punch is excellent if you want spice + citrus combination
  • brenna c.
    brenna cammeronMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm not a lightweight, but just one Slight Detour was enough to kick off my night in a big way. Get it & enjoy the buzzy warmth.
  • dara lynne
    dara lynneMarch 13, 2011
    I know you're here for the tequila but DO NOT leave without getting the popcorn. AMAZING! :)
  • Marni W.
    Marni WandnerMarch 13, 2011
    Ask for a Silver Monk on the rocks. Not on the menu and it's fantastic.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LaFrenaisMarch 11, 2011
    Slight detour is great, boozy, herb Alpert is awesome.
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GoldsteinFebruary 24, 2011
    Tarocco. Say it with me: ta-ROC-co.
  • Suri R.
    Suri RFebruary 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Randy Cocktail is sensational. If you're in for something harder, the Slynx.
  • Georges D.
    Georges DuvergerFebruary 17, 2011
    The Red Ant River is a lie; go with the Old Man Miller.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GoldFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great date spot. Sit at the bar so you can watch then mix the drinks. Order a Herb Albert
  • Rodrigo S.
    Rodrigo SalazarFebruary 3, 2011
    ribs are slamming and 2 cents drink is sublime
    NOWNESSJanuary 28, 2011
    New York: Owner & bartender Phil Ward serves up some killer cocktails at this East Village haunt. Try one of the mezcals. Click "More Info" for one of Phil's cocktail recipes Read more
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chorizo croquettas.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJanuary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Appleseed punch: mezcal, Smith & Cross rum, Laird's apple brandy, lemon, Fuji apple, and nutmeg.
  • Lisa
    LisaDecember 19, 2010
    Tequila flights. Enough said
  • JustMe
    JustMeDecember 5, 2010
    Highly disappointing tequileria. Still smells like Indian food!
  • max d.
    max dNovember 28, 2010
    Wasn't into the Red Ant River (sweet/bland), but the Slight Detour cocktail is *excellent*: jalapeno tequila, reposado, mezcal, mole bitters.
  • M R.
    M RNovember 18, 2010
    Slight detour if you like spicy, blackberry cobbler if you're looking for sweet. Pork belly and ribs are good choices, ribs are pretty spicy! Recommend the flights
  • Jorge O.
    Jorge OrtizOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for the cocktails, stay for the chilaquiles. They're a traditional Mexican hangover dish, often served at weddings if the party is still going at sunrise. Get them and preempt your hangover.
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 15, 2010
    Good menu of slick tequila and mezcal concoctions like Jacko's End (bonded applejack, mezcal, benedictine, peychaud bitters) with sharable fusion snacks to match. Read more
  • 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.
  • The Salup Group
    The Salup GroupOctober 7, 2010
    So many great cocktails to choose from, but we recommend the 'Pilot Punch'
  • thatgirl t.
    thatgirl toryaSeptember 18, 2010
    Love it, love it, love it.
  • Robert M. S.
    Robert M. Strain, Jr.September 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Back for more black bean soup: Hurry back Nexibeth!!!
  • Thom L.
    Thom LSeptember 9, 2010
    Drinks were good. Decor and scene were bad along with the food.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 31, 2010
    One of our 10 best Manhattan bars-It helped rescue tequila from the realm of frat boys and body shots. And for this, we pay tribute to it.
  • Masha G.
    Masha GellerAugust 7, 2010
    Get the lobster ceviche if you like your ceviche classic. Pork belly - good not great. Fabulous cocktails. Great staff. Late night gem.
  • 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
  • aSiandeLite
    aSiandeLiteAugust 4, 2010
    La Cerezita: sweet, tart, n spice.. Great for a dessert cocktail
  • manya
    manyaJuly 2, 2010
    The chilaquiles, tamales and tuna ceviche at Mayahuel are quite tasty. They also have a wonderfully delicious cocktail menu. Definitely worth a stop either for dinner, cocktails or both.
  • Kate H.
    Kate HartmanJune 19, 2010
    Red ant river swizzle is like smoky gasoline- in the good way.
  • Gamusinas M.
    Gamusinas MJune 6, 2010
    Someone said SAUNAAAA!!!!!!!! Food is ok not worth the heat torture at all
  • Fernando
    FernandoJune 4, 2010
    AMAZING tequila cocktails. You can't go wrong with this one
  • Colin M.
    Colin McCabeMay 19, 2010
    Wow the tomato juice is great
  • 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
  • Josh
    JoshMay 9, 2010
    Try the chilaquiles and anything on the drink menu. Delicioso!
  • Vevant
    VevantApril 23, 2010
    Amongst the craziness there is a light at the end of the tunnel, Mayahuel. Hidden on Sixth Street in between First and Second Avenues you will see a shivering bouncer in front of a black awning. Read more
  • Anahi D.
    Anahi DApril 22, 2010
    The absolute best cocktails and mezcal AND wicked great service.
  • Jill F.
    Jill FilipovicApril 18, 2010
    Anything Phil touches is magic. Mayahuel is no exception -- best tequila cocktails ever.
  • Fred E.
    Fred EhrhartMarch 19, 2010
    Food was bleh. Drinks are 10 to 15 dollars for a thimble. Not happy with it. Wont come again.
  • Taha E.
    Taha EbrahimiFebruary 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Two words: Pilot Punch!
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanJanuary 19, 2010
    $1 tacos and $10 cocktails on Sundays. Get there early or be prepared for a loooong wait. Try the pilot punch.
  • Sheila M.
    Sheila MarikarJanuary 19, 2010
    The Herb Alpert is so hot right now.
  • Athena C.
    Athena ChangJanuary 17, 2010
    Don't take reservation. Come early and put your name down.
  • Jess S.
    Jess SJanuary 17, 2010
    eat before you go here if you plan on downing tequila....otherwise get into the soft tacos w/chorizo, ceviche, vieras, hot salsa, patron margarita rocks no salt. Read more
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SchroerDecember 14, 2009
    Best Michelada I've had in the states
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LichtensteinSeptember 23, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    try the Selena Fizz
  • naveen
    naveenSeptember 18, 2009
    get the 'red ant river' if you're feeling sweet. and the 'slight detour' if you're feeling spicy. and the 'ocho' if you're feeling it...if you're feeling...
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HymanAugust 6, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Order some black bean croquettes, and drink mescal straight all night: try to use your high school spanish to tell drunken stories of love affairs. It's better this way, really.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrahamJuly 18, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork belly and Cowboy Mouth. Don't ask questions, just order it.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeJuly 15, 2009
    don't follow Spencer f 's advice
  • Octavian C.
    Octavian CostacheJuly 2, 2009
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FryJune 11, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the crazy drinks tacos and the pork belly.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney ReimerMay 30, 2009
    Dropped my iPhone in the toilet after too many too-expensive tequila drinks. The drinks were worth the price until I realized I could've been saving the money for a new phone.
  • Karen B.
    Karen BowersMay 6, 2009
    because it's just down the street from me.
  • Karen B.
    Karen BowersMay 6, 2009
    because it's just down the street from my apartment.
  • Anton D.
    Anton DegtyarevJanuary 13
    Потрясающие коктейли. Рай для тех, кто любит кисло-сладкие коктейли вроде Маргариты.
  • Fei J.
    Fei JinMay 19, 2012
    Tres Leches! Muy delicioso!!
  • Panita P.
    Panita PhanichayakarnFebruary 1, 2010
    Red ant river swizzle and trato hecho!!
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