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Macondo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.macondonyc.com/about.php
  • Phone: (212) 473-9900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday: 2:00pm - 2:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Starting On June 9th Macondo will be Opened For Lunch 12pm-4pm!!
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eldridge Street and Allen Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Macondo
Located at 157 E. Houston Street, Macondo brings Latino comida de la calle (Latin street food) to the gourmet level with a menu offering seven different signature items representative of cuisines from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Macondo was created by f and emerging restaurateur Héctor Sanz, the pioneers of Estilo Libre Latino (Freestyle Latino) cuisine. It serves arepas from Venezuela, cocas from Barcelona, churros con chocolate from Spain, and tacos from Mexico and features a Brazilian Juice Bar with freshly-squeezed extracts. A fresh fruit cocktail menu will be designated by "fruit" + "spirit" and, in a New York City first, Macondo will introduce Escanciar Sidra, a traditional and dramatic way of pouring hard cider that originated in Spain in which the liquid cascades four feet from a spout into the customer's glass to create a brief, Champagne-like effervescence.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great, but the service was a little slow and disjointed. It was still a fun and relaxed brunch for a big group."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My food was good, very good actually and I would consider going back only for that reason, but service was very bad. Our server paid no attention to us. She brought out our food all at different times. My friend was done with her meal before I even got mine. We constantly had to wave her down."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Came here with my friend for dinner & drinks during Happy hour, the arepas were delicious and so were the you can fries. They should make happy hour on food and drinks, which by the guava whiskey tasted good!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Good food, good service, but nothing exceptional. The place is a little small. They use one table for mor than one reservation."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Worst service ever, food took a really long time come to find out food inspection was there so they couldn't cook anything until she left, she never left."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The sangria tasted a little like juice, but the food was pretty good. I loved the Brussels sprouts side more than my entree and the guacamole was awesome."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My experience at Macondo was very disappointing. First,the waiter placed random diners at our table.There were 4 vacant tables.The entire rear of the restaurant was unoccupied. It's unfair to make guests feel uncomfortably cramped in an effort to make the restaurant look like a packed "hot spot" to passersby. More importantly, the food was unsatisfactory.The restaurant prizes itself for their buckets of empanadas. My bf and I were served COLD empanadas.We believe they were frozen and not fresh,as the chicken inside was chilled when we cut into our dish. We attempted to order the short rib tacos but were told by the waiter that they were all out of short rib meat(at only 7 pm!) Overall, the quality of the restaurant was very weak."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "great drunch and service. food portion was tad small, but i forgot it was tapas. really good mimosas."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "In short, the mimosas are amazing, as is the food. If you're looking for a quality NYC brunch venue, though, I know it isn't hard, Macondo is among the best. The staff is always amiable and energetic and provide you with quality service. Furthermore, their Brunch menu is amazing, and the $15 two hour all you can drink mimosa special is one-in-a-million. While all three flavors are great, the elderflower variety gets points for original deliciousness. I had the Yuca Con Carne (paprika hanger steak, with an egg and yuca fries), which was amazing. I recommend it to all."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Everything was delicious from the cocktails to the empanadas and main dishes. Simply fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything on the menu is wonderful. Personal favorites are the tuna & salmon based dishes. The atmosphere is both casual & intimate, which makes it an excellent spot for relaxing with favorite friends, or having an easily romantic evening. Having a cocktail or a glass of wine at the bar is also delightful. The staff is friendly & accommodating. I would definitely say that this is one best restaurants in the city."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had a great brunch dining experience! The service was INCREDIBLE! Great drinks and even better food. I would definitely recommend Macondo for an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "had a great bottomless Sunday brunch experience. server was Danielle, she was awesome. menu prices are a deal. three types of mimosa, kept the glasses full. food was solid too. left pretty 'happy' by the time we wrapped this up!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Ordered a bunch of tapas which were yummy, though the yuca fries were under-cooked and way too hard to eat. There was an issue with drinks at the bar in the front and the back, and I felt like the service thereafter was a bit poor. Not sure if it was the corner table or if we upset them. Anyways, I'd go back in hopes of slightly better service the next round."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Awesome happy hour prices, incredible empanadas and chorizo tacos."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went here for the first time last week in the evening. The good was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately the service was seriously lacking. It felt like none of the servers had ever done this before. Constantly disappearing, taking food before we were finished, not offering us anything..."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "great drink list. fun cocktails either individual or in a pitcher. Menu looked good but only tried the tuna...DELISH"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went here for brunch when my sister and multiple friends were visiting. They loved it! Even though half of my party came late due to traffic in LES, we were still seated and got our full 2 hours session of unlimited mimosas. The drinks were great and the food was too."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Went for brunch on the weekend and the food was delicious. We had steak and eggs and the salmon Benedict, both served with a Latin twist. They had a drink package which we didn't opt for, but it seems like good value. The service was quite slow. I don't mind waiting for food but waiting to place orders for drinks is frustrating. Overall, a decent brunch spot."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The drinks were outstanding. We got a whole bunch of appetizers and empanadas to share and it was a great decision. Was full but comfortable and everything was delicious. The patatas bravas were the highlight for me. Was a bit loud which was fun for girls night but might not be a great place for a first date. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday brunch with friends. Service was not great, entire staff seemed inconvenienced by us being there from the start. The food was delicious though and I'd give it another try, hopefully it will be better overall. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 3 and they sat us at the counter. Would have preferred a table for easier communication, but overall the experience was positive. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "not too busy on the wknd. everything was just ok. sunny side up eggs were all overcooked, but they were able to accommodate a large group and were flexible with our timing because they weren't too busy. if you have a large group that will not be on time, go here for brunch. they are very accommodating. worth it to have food that was just ok to have the flexibility."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I've been here twice now -- most recently on a Wednesday night -- and it's been great each time. If you're in the area and are in the mood for tapas hit up Macondo. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great small plates. Patata bravas very good. Tuna cubes seasoned perfectly. Gazpacho delicious. Ceviche inside an avocado very interesting. Very young crowd. All 20's and 30's. Didn't bother us at all because the food and service were really wonderful. Would return for the great food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Dinner was great... They have a few vegetarian options ... The drinks are really good ... Food is better ... Check it out for a fun dinner "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The service is awsome. The food is great. The decor is very nice. This is a good place for a long brunch."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The Latin music keeps the energy high, but it's the food coming out of Macondo's busy kitchen that'll make you want to come back. Macondo takes the greatest hits of Latin street food from many countries and puts a bunch of it on one menu. Traditional Spanish tapas mix well with arepas and empanadas from South America. Try the grilled octopus or the roasted short ribs to start. The ceviches are well prepared and fish tacos are superb. For fun, just order a bunch of stuff, some sangria or a bottle of Albarino, and share. A fun night that won't break the bank."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always my go-to spot when I have a group I want to entertain"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had brunch with a friend here and and we enjoyed ourselves a great deal. Our Spanish waiter was friendly, funny and very attentive. The food was delicious and we like the $13 for bottomless mimosas in different flavors. I'll be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere! Service could have been better, but overall we had a good time."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Loved this place. Awesome mimosas, awesome service, and awesome food!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "the ambiance of this restaurant is lovely, the drinks were great - we shared a carafe of a ginger and lemon margarita that packed a punch - but the food was so so. we started with the chicken empanadas, which were overly floury, a little hard, and overall just not very fresh tasting. next we had the quinoa and beet salad, which was good but a very sweet, mushy and overdressed dish in my opinion. finally, the flatbread with seared tuna which was absolutely fantastic. one of the best tuna pizzas i've ever had! if we ever return we'll just get 3 of those!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Okay, if you don't care about slow service, or the fact that you have to get up every 5 minutes so the person next to you can go pee because the tables are weirdly positioned too close to each other, and you just want to enjoy a yummy meal, then definitely check out Macondo. Way too crowded and again with that seat. But also, it's beyond annoying when you go for an AYCD brunch and have to wait about 20 minutes between each drink. The patatas bravas were delicious, however, and made up for everything."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is my second time at Macondo for boozy brunch and it was definitely a better experience then the first time! The first time wasn't bad but they have seemed to step up their game (or at least my server did) making sure your glass was never empty! The food is also delicious!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food. the flavors were bold and authentic with a modern trendiness to the dish. Great service. appreciate Latin beer being on the menu. lighting was dark bar like, and a little cramped. delicious, delicious food!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had a wide variety of items off the menu and each one was great. They use high-quality food for everything. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I made my reservation at Macando specifically for their boozy brunch, and I must say, it did not disappoint. Their selection of mimosas were great. I made sure to try all three but the more traditional ones were my favorite. I will admit that I wasn't exactly thrilled with my entrée (chicken chilaquiles) but thankfully between the yuca fries I ordered to start and the amazing cocktails, I was able to get over the disappointment of main course."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Cannot complain about the food, it was great! Price was also very reasonable. On the down side, there are no individual tables, you are forced to sit at the same table with other people. Tables accommodate 6 people, would recommend going with 6 or more."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food at Macando was very good. Unfortunately, that is the most that can be said. Despite making a reservation, we were asked to wait 30 minutes because "there are people who have paid but aren't leaving their table." We asked about one of the open tables but were told "a larger party is coming in so we're holding it" even though other groups of four had been sat at similar tables. The service was dismal. We weren't asked how our food was. I understand that restaurants don't want to give unlimited alcohol, but our mimosas went un-refilled for about 25 minutes at one point. We needed to flag the waiter down repeatedly. There was a woman working at a host/waitress and she was great. Kudos to her. Overall, I would not return."
    Dined on 1/26/2014