Hecho en Dumbo - Main Dining Room

Hecho en Dumbo - Main Dining Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hechoendumbo.com/
  • Phone: 2129374245x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 2:00am
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Danny Mena
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 4th street and Great Jones
  • Public Transit: BDFV Broadway/Lafayette
    6 Train Astor Place
  • Parking: No
A word from Hecho en Dumbo - Main Dining Room
Hecho en Dumbo began in as a pop-up operating several nights a week out of a local café in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Chef Danny Mena's menu of antojitos, or "little cravings," features refined rustic Mexican staples and contemporary Mexico City cuisine. Derived from the official "Hecho en Mexico" seal, the restaurant's name speaks to the authenticity of the cuisine, the local sourcing of organic and sustainable ingredients, and the degree to which fundamental components of Mexican gastronomy – breads, tortillas, salsas, and even cheeses – are made fresh in-house. In a broader sense, the aim of Hecho en Dumbo is to celebrate the contemporary, cosmopolitan culture (and counter culture) of Mexico's vibrant urban centers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Hecho en Dumbo - Main Dining Room reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (9)romantic (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nothing special
    Up4anything
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was given the task of finding a good/ fun restaurant in Noho for a group of friends. The restaurant really did not live up to our expectations. The ambience was nice- basic rustic, the food selection was not great. There was no chicken on the menu other than in soup. I had the sea bass, it was not very flavorful and certainly did not seem to have a Mexican flair. We all left wanting more food and although we had plenty of time before our next stop, we opted to go elsewhere. B Bar and Grill right next door looked much more appealing and I was sorry that I didn't find that in my search.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food and great service!
    SyracusemomVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything we have eaten here is delicious. The drinks are inventive and fun. We especially love the ceviche, guacamole, tacos and burger. Fun for brunch and happy hour too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    DeeKayy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Thought the restaurant had great margaritas and interesting, unique food choices. Good choice for people willing to try something new. The atmosphere was fun and upbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lousy service, mediocre food
    PresidentRachel
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The margaritas are decent but I would not return here except maybe just to sit at the bar. We had to get up from our table to find our server more than once, and there were no vegetables on the menu. Just a lot of cheese and corn. Even the guacamole was subpar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Ceviche
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Went for dinner with a group of 7--some vegetarians some not. Everyone LOVEd the food. The Ceviche was spectacular. We're going back for it soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for dinner
    LITTLEONE102VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Amazingly spaced tables for an NYC restaurant. The cocktails are varied and well prepared, but the meals stole the show. Sea bass entree was amazing and the small plates are great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    Mari
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The brunch menu has many choices and the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Killer happy hour
    heightsrunnerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great happy hour from 5-7p daily. Amazing margaritas and great app specials. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    Lyon
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Overall, food was decent. (But don't get the octopus -- $15+ for one piece that was pretty rubbery.) Cocktails were well made, but it took way too long to make. Service was atrocious. Servers took a long time to bring us drinks, take the food order.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    ktothez
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    we were a group of 7 with 3 toddlers for sunday brunch. the staff was friendly and accommodating, but service was a bit slow at times and we couldn't believe the prices for a small cup of OJ for the kids! (not much less than my mimosa if i recall correctly). though the space is not particularly roomy, there was adequate space to put some tables together and still be comfortable. i imagine it's much busier for dinner hours. food was excellent! space is simple and quaint. would absolutely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a 6:45 reservation, so got to choose off the Happy Hour menu. Great value...couple of margaritas at half-price. Same for apps. Flan was excellent. Would definitely recommend Happy Hour menu; not so much if there at other times. Bit pricey for limited menu. Carnitas plate was very good, featuring a rib, pulled, pork belly, cheek and maybe one other cut. However, it would've benefitted from some crunchy veg alongside it...maybe pickled onion or something like that. They serve small tortillas with it, and the crunch, flavor, juice from veg would've pushed it over the top.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatdrinknyc
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Small portions of good (not great) food though definitely not worth the prices. As someone who frequents better quality Mexican venues (Mexicana mama, Yerba buena, rosa Mexicana, rocking horse) and doesn't mind paying for the experience, I thought this one fell a little short. My friend and I didn't get the hype on this one.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good date spot
    providenceinnewyork
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Made a reservation for a Monday night, but found that to be unnecessary as the place was very empty. The wait-staff was very attentive and even relit our candle when I accidentally blew it out. The drinks were very strong and fairly priced (I got the michelada cubana and enjoyed it) but I was a little underwhelmed by the portion of the food (pretty small for the price in my opinion, but not abnormal for a restaurant of this quality). I got the sopes and my date got some pork soup I can't remember the name of. We both enjoyed our dishes a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was good - all the appetizers, entrees and tacos we shared were delicious. Nothing special, but good Mexican food. However, beware: the drinks are expensive. We paid more for drinks than we did for the food although we each only had 2 drinks. The margaritas were good but not $14 good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Hecho en Dumbo - Main Dining Room reviews archive.
  • MandBVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Disappointing! We've dined here before, including tasting menu in kitchen-this was one of our favorites. We arrived to an empty restaurant but the greater refused to seat us until our party was complete. We wanted to order drinks and food while we waited but were denied a table (there was only 1 table occupied!). Whenour party arrived we were allowed into the dining room. Food was good but portions absurdly small. Three tiny tacos each the size of a silver dollar on an otherwise empty plate. Hint: charge $1 more and fill out the plate with beans, rice, or even chopped lettuce just for presentation. The consensus of our party is no one will go back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad to see on open table
    timcVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Never had the patience to wait for a walk in table but now I know what I've been missing. Excellent and original menu. Marrow & lengua was great. Rabbit was the winner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heche en Dumbo
    tdunprof
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Third time there- never fails to produce fabulous food. This time the service was especially excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Second Visit
    John55VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    About a week ago i ate at the chef's table which was terrific. I came back with a friend to try the main dining room which was wonderful. You have to try the marrow bones. They are amazing. i had the bean salad which is on the salty side but great. For main courses we had the Carnitas which if you love pork is not to be missed. Pork belly, pork cheek, rib and essentially what is Pernil with soft tortillas on the side. We had the vermicelli with scallop - this is really spicy and hot but unusual and worth it. Lemon and cheesecake combo for dessert was special. Service great. The courses come a bit slowly but who wants to rush any way. Noise level is high but the food trumps it. Don't miss it - started out as a pop up in dumbo -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hecho en Cielo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is one of my very favorite spots in the City. Fantastic Food, cozy ambience, great cocktails. I actually prefer to grab seats at the bar with my friends. Start with the Tamarind Margarita, fresh made guacamole and Queso Fundido con Chorizo. The rest of the evening takes care of itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.