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Casa Mezcal
Casa Mezcal

Casa Mezcal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.casamezcalny.com
  • Phone: (212) 777-2600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Late Night Tacos Friday and Saturday 12am - 2 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Regional Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Gloria Arteaga
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Bands, Live Theater and Variety Shows, Burlesque, Cinema, DJ's and Dancing, Art Exhibitions, Stand-Up Comedy, Themed Parties, Performance Dancing, Cultural Events, Mezcal Tastings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broome Street
  • Public Transit: Nearest Subway: Delancey and Essex F, M, J, Z trains
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is also a metered parking lot on the corner of Essex and Broome St.
A word from Casa Mezcal
Casa Mezcal is the joint vision of Guillermo Olguín, a well-known Mexican painter, and entrepeneur, Ignacio Carballido.

The bar integrates art, traditional Mexican food and of course, mezcal. Artists from all corners of the world will be showcased, including writers and poets, the independent cinema, and international music.

A gallery will display art with an agenda that includes both launches and private parties. Casa Mezcal creates a special backdrop of an all-encompassing experience and coupled with a warm, familiar atmosphere.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had gotten a Groupon for brunch for two at $29.00 This price included two drinks for each person as well. The specialty Groupon brunch menu was very wide and the drink selection was outstanding. The restaurant is very beautiful with plenty of conversation pieces. There was an incident where the credit card machine was down and I was overcharged but that is hardly the issue of the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A lively spot downtown, since it was during the World Cup. We ordered 3 sets of tacos, shrimp, which was absolutely delicious, steak and fish - which were good. Shrimp was juicy and soft, not at all overcooked. The fish tacos were tasty but a bit dry, and breaded (I just prefer fish un-breaded.) Steak tacos were also a bit dry but had good flavor. We remedied it with a squeeze of lime and some salsa and guac. Had some great happy hour margaritas, which were inventive and flavorful. Our server was wonderful, very helpful and accomodating. All in all, a very good value. We'd definitely stop in again to try the other dishes."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I had purchased on gilt city as I have brought many in the past .this place looked interesting and I usually don't go to this area so I thought it would be fun & different. After reading reviews , I specifically asked not to sit upstairs. We arrives to a happening,jam packed very small dining area. The crowd looked very young and the bar was very crowded. The hostess showed us to our table that was out the restaurant and up 2 flights to which looked like to be an unfurnished ,un decorated apartment with mixed matched tables & chairs. Really??? We had a sepeeate gilt city menu which was very very limited. The food was ok and the drinks were weak. Our waitress was a doll and very friendly and accommodating. This voucher was very disapointing"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Really not much to say. Probably on of the most overpriced brunches I have ever gone. Food is Ok, service is not that bad and ambiance/decor, a little too much exageration."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Manager, brought the check before we were Able to get another round of drinks or dessert. Water never refilled either. When I addressed the issue he offered a discount reiterating that if he needed our table he will come and get us out of there personally. Not the expected friendly Mexican service. Disappointed since other staff like Martin or other waiters know better than treating customers like this. Unacceptable."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great variety of margaritas and cocktails. Food was tasty. Only issue is noting the C rating as we left, despite the good reviews that brought us there. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had the most amazing happy hour margaritas -- some of the best in the city. Plus, as we got to know our waitress Marlene better she helped us get custom cocktails from the mixologist. The drinks are really phenomenal. We ordered chips and guac plus the chile relleno -- everything was excellent. We hope to return several times and become regulars! :)"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Sunday brunch is delicious and unusual - not your usual dumbed-down Mexican cliches. We had the huitlacoche and goat cheese omelet and the huevos rancheros with mole. Tasty and well-prepared. Service was friendly and not intrusive. And the music! Tamar Korn sings swing/jazz/blues classics and more obscure songs of the first half of the 20th century, accompanied by excellent musicians. The scene is energetic, friendly and just great."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The downstairs was energetic, great interior, and a good crowd. For some reason, the hostess took us upstairs...where there was absolutely no atmosphere, was boring, and had bad lighting. The hostess 'had to check'. I found that annoying, because there was plenty of space downstairs, and finally, the other hostess found us an awesome little table in the corner near the cooks -- it was great! We ordered the chips/guacamole. For the price, it was excellent, because you also got 2 sauces! However, the chips appeared store-bought, and were quite stale. The alcarbon tacos were dry, and the carnitas burrito was just okay. While the food was unremarkable, the mezcal margaritas were absolutely amazing. Would go back for mezcal."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Went for a gilt city promo, and they gave us an abbreviated menu that had only 1 meat item, 1 fish item and 1 veggie option (it was not a groupon, and it did not state when purchased that we would not have access to the full menu). Also, they were supposed to allow us 2 specialty cocktails each, but when we arrived, they told us that we could only have margaritas and none of the other drink options. In addition to all of this silliness, they were training a new waiter on us. Although on a normal occasion the restaurant seemed like it would have great food and good ambiance, I will not return just based on how I felt like a second class citizen on my first occasion there."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Terrific spot in Lower East Side. Great food and awesome margaritas. Good Happy Hour too. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went here for dinner on a Friday night. We ate upstairs, which was filled with a couple of large, noisy groups. Also, the room was really bright which detracted from the ambience. Food and drinks were good but nothing memorable. The service staff seemed overwhelmed and it took a long time to bring our food and even the check. Finally, I noticed the restsurant had a nearly hidden C health code rating by NYC in the far left upper corner of the front window. I would not go here again and wouldn't recommend it until that C rating gets changed to an A. http://a816-restaurantinspection.nyc.gov/RestaurantInspection/SearchDetails.do"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The decor is perfect; not kitschy but informal. The margaritas with tajin rims are my latest obsession- so much so, I ordered a case of Tajin from Amazon! Even if your margarita flavor is rimmed with something else, ask for tajin. And get the tacos de cazuela. Everything we ordered was amazing- wish they had ceviche every day, though. If they have it on the specials board, definitely order it. They also have a great private room/art space upstairs from the restaurant. Really great spot on a cute street. This is my new favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Rustic Mexican ambience. Very accomodating and sweet waitress. Loved the garlic shrimp. Try the variety of Margaritas."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The best molé in the city! And the margarita salt packs a tangy punch too."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite Mexican food spots in NYC. I'm from Mexico and the Tlayudas & "casuelas" that they have are really rare to find in NYC. The "rajas con crema" casuela was amazing. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Loved the food. One waitress for the whole top floor, she was great, but way too much for her to handle. Drinks were slow and weak. Noise level was out of control as the night went on"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Portions were very small, drinks were alright but the service was pretty slow."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Casa Mezcal knows what they're doing! The food and mezcal are surprisingly good for this small, unassuming place on Orchard Street. It can get noisy but we'll go back again for sure!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My friend and I went here on a Gilt City brunch voucher, and completely fell in love. The classic margaritas tasted just like they did when we were in Mexico- strong and tart. And the huevos rancheros were so incredibly authentic. As if it couldn't get better- the tres leches cake was mouth-watering! One of the most important elements to me- atmosphere- did not disappoint. I felt like I wasn't in NYC, I felt like I was in some fabulous restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. It was moody and intimate and quiet, and the decor is eclectic and beautiful. Love, love, loved it!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went for Brunch on a Gilt Brunch for 4 - so we got free apps to munch on, and picked your entree, the Huevos Ranchero was very tasty and had a good spice to the green sauce, we also got free dessert, coconut flan and tres leches, which were tasty."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Came here for brunch with friends visiting. The waitress asked for our drinks. We told her waters and sangria pitchers and my friend asked for a glass because hers was very dirty. The waitress left and 10 min later returned with a pitcher of water but no glass. My friend asked again for a glass. About 10 min later, the waitress returned with a glass and took our orders. Once sangria came, we asked for a refill on water. After waiting for at least 15 min, I got up and went to the bar myself with the empty pitcher to get it refilled. This was only the beginning. After this the waitress not only made fun of me for asking what each of the three salsas were but ignored my friend and rolled her eyes when he asked about fun things to do in NYC."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I got the Gilt deal for brunch for two. Chips and guac were good- nothing out of the ordinary though. Brunch was okay... Again, nothing super special. I got the cactus scramble that also came with rice and beans and some tortillas. Don't think I'd get it again, but I ate the whole thing. The tres leches dessert was actually really delicious and the margaritas and bloody marys were also good. Overall, the ambiance made this place worthwhile-- cute little spot, and quiet enough to go with a date and spend some good time comfortably talking in their booths. Good experience, but wouldn't necessarily return for the food."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "... to go with a date, a group of friends, even work pals. the food is delicious and so are the drinks. cozy bar, booths, and communal tables in the middle. the tacos are supreme -- many varieties lend to sharing. i've been twice and enjoyed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "what I took home from my visit was the lingering music....the live band was great, not too loud yet extremely energetic.....it was a boost to my brunch.....the ambience upstairs was sunny and the downstairs was cozy...so take your pick. The food was god but not outstanding and a tad bit on the expensive side, but I had a groupon so it was nice. I would go back very soon :)"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great vibe, cool decoration, good food. Very vibey."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food is terrible. Inedible, basically. The crowd is quite young. Just don't go there!!!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Place is very good. Great staff...no reason for restaurant to charge for sour cream when ordering tacos...would you charge for ketchup when ordering French fries? Almost every place has sour cream as a standard with nachos or tacos or burritos this place charges $1. Found that to be strange but it's a great place and worth going to."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The food was actually good but it could have been better if the dish would have arrived with all the ingredients that it was supposed to have and we have asked for (demerit), so we have to wait for that. The service could be much more on point, I'm not want who likes to be smothered but I found myself looking around for my server to get things from him and the place was not that busy (demerit). Would I eat there again: yes, they just need to get it together. Buen provecho!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food (tacos were awesome!) The Mezcal list is great and they have a large selection of drinks."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food is good though I can't say it's great. They have good cafe de la olla (Mexican spiced coffee). Was pleasantly surprised by live music at brunch on Sunday, the singer had an amazing voice. The ambiance is fun and their cocktail list pretty spectacular."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great authentic Mexican food (one of their dishes had grasshoppers in it)! Food was full of flavor, very interesting, not your classic burger or tacos. Drinks were amazing as well, very friendly and helpful staff."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We reserved and were seated 5 minutes later. The service staff are very friendly. The food was great a little over price but ok. The flavored margaritas were the best I have had the tamarin and hibiscus are delicious. The music in the upstairs floor was very appropiate for the restaurant theme. Love it. The mezcal I wouldnt recommend it. Its way too strong. Great place...looking foward to go back soon."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "A very enjoyable neighborhood restaurant with excellent food."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Wouldn't change a thing. Awesome find. Dined here for New Years and hit the lounge down stairs for drinks. Tip: u have to exit the building and enter the lounge from outside. Food was good. The atmospheres is what sealed the deal. Great jumping off point for drinks."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "-Chips and salsa:The chips didn't taste fresh but the salsa was and was great -app: we got a tamale which was decent but a little too dry -drinks: our classic margaritas were solid but not the best. I did like the spice that was on the rim of the glass instead of the traditional salt -main: we got steak and fish tacos. Both were very tasty and filling. The fish tacos especially were larger portions than most places and the fish was cooked nicely with a crisp outside. -experience: we sat in a booth which has a really comfortable cushion. Service was good and food came out pretty fast. Overall Good and I'd go back but I don't need to"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went for brunch. Food different take on Mexucan from the usual. We ordered a pitcher of margaritas ... Delicious and quite strong. One waitress that was also the greeter and barmaid. She did it all with a smile. Will be back to try the dinner menu."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The ambiance and decor transport one to Mexico. The service is friendly, warm. The food is delicious and unusual."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I decided to try this restaurant when I saw a brunch deal on Gilt...I didn't know anything about the restaurant but Gilt has never steered me wrong until now! The service was spotty, they didn't have bloody mary's (who runs out of bloody mary mix for brunch especially when it''s part of a special!), the food was not good, we had a reservation but got seeded in an awkward, drafty table by the door."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We sat upstairs for dinner which was very nice because the noise level was better for having a conversation. Bea did an amazing job describing the food and making recommendations. She also was very knowledgeable on the different Mescals. It was our first time trying mescal and it won't be the last! We went downstairs after dinner for drinks and it was a much livelier atmosphere. Great place and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/30/2013