Ofrenda
Ofrenda

Ofrenda

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ofrendanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129242305
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Christopher and West 10th Street
  • Public Transit: Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F (West 4th Street)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ofrenda
An Ofrenda, in Spanish, is an offering, a gift. At their cozy West Village space, owner Jorge Guzman and Chef Mario Hernandez offer their unique interpretation of classic Mexican cuisine with an innovative cocktail menu of tequila-based drinks.
Named by NYLuxury as “one of the top ten restaurants in New York serving Latin food” and as “Top Tequila Bar in the US” by the editors of USA Today, this intimate and stylish cocina offers its guests a blend of passions. Jorge’s desire is to create a sexy and fun space to enjoy creative cocktails with the best of Latin cuisine. While Chef Mario’s dream is to craft dishes to showcase the indigenous ingredients of Mexico, the foods his ancestors enjoyed, and bring those flavors to a new generation.
This team has joined forces to offer guests a unique dining experience. We look forward to having you.
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Ofrenda reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (31)neighborhood gem (26)great for brunch (23)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (19)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (16)good for groups (12)romantic (12)late-night find (5)special occasion (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Pretty Good All Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Ofrenda did not stand out in any one area but delivered a good all around dining experience at a reasonable price point. I will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    AlleybjVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Really good, really affordable Mexican in the village. A new favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great. Atmosphere noisy.
    felix
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We booked a late dinner 9+pm and arrived a little late. Our table was waiting for us and the servers were super friendly and accommodating. Too bad by that time there were a few extremely drunk customers who were loud and unpleasant. It was hard to hear anything let along to have a conversation. Sad to see that going out to a Mexican restaurant will mean to some people to be so rude and inconsiderate. I would come back at a better time. Food was really good, but we gave up talking. Could't hear a thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Mexican in West Village
    SammmyboVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ofrenda is the best place I've been to in a long time. I've come her for brunch and dinner a few times. If you want something a bit different and ridiculously delicious, this is your spot. The guacamole is amazing and they make their own chips. I highly recommend the prickly pear margarita. I had a shrimp, cactus, enchilada the other night that was exceptional! The service is always wonderful, and the ambiance is nice, if you are inside it can get a little loud depending on who is next to you. Try to get a table outside, you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour
    KatieB
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Awesome happy hour prices and amazing food! Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feesh03VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Good for happy hour, good drinks. Relatively small portions on the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    JodiVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    And excellent, friendly service. Great Happy Hour food & drink deals.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Mexican Dining
    diningdiva
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great ambiance, fantastic food and attentive service. The fish tacos are a must!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal and wonderful staff
    GOODSTUFFVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    we ate here on July 4th...not expecting much, however, we were pleasantly surprised. Going to the Website seeing the cocktail menu aand dinner menu I hoped on this holiday I could get lucky. The food was very flavorful, the drinks were well balanced and creative. They take pride in this place the waitress was very knowledgeable and the Manager even invited us to try their sister restaurant on the east side. We are looking forward to trying it too..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexican High Conscious
    FirstTimeAnassaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great energy Mexican restaurant. The cuisine is simple, elegant, high quality & creative. Top Mexican in NYC. GO! WE LOVED IT. Muchas gracias. Manager/William, Hostess and Server/Dara made the evening even more special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Made an reservation but was not seated until 40 minutes, was told to wait at the crowded bar where we were pushed around by drunk people. Service was not great. Food was good though, but we probably won't be coming back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Happy Hour! Poor service
    Unhappyhappyhour
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Had a great Happy hour... Waitress was rude though and didn't really serve us as she was serving other tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food. Tacos are excellent, but you only get two. Three would be perfect. Drinks were great. Service was good, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is MAGIC!!!!!
    madridmmm
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My favorite mexican place!!! the food is so tasty and different from the typical cuisine you can find in other mexican places. You should Try the Suadero tacos, shrimp tacos !!!!!! ceviche is to die for and the Chicken with Mole is a must. As for drinks my love goes for the jalapeño margarita and Devil in Oaxaca. Service is very fast and friendly! Is definetly a gem in jazzy West village. If you are looking to go somewhere to have an ethnic, spicy magic experience.... This is the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I had the fish tacos and cucumber margarita my favorite as always. My friends and I enjoyed to go every time. And our server was really kind. Perfect place to enjoy the summer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    There wasn't enough staff. I had a reservation and I really don't think they should take more people than they can accommodate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PeteVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for brunch for Father's Day. Everything was good except my "sunny side up" eggs were overdone. Despite that, the sauce was very good which almost made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jupiter
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lovely neighborhood restaurant with super nice staff. I had the fish tacos and my father had the chicken breast--both excellent choices. A nice father's day experience! My dad was happy and that made me happy too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Travel77
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Loved Ofrenda, the food is amazing and the waiters are incredibly customer service oriented.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inconsistent and Disorganized
    JimAndBobVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    There was no air conditioning when we arrived, so we asked to be moved closer to the window when a table became available. When one did, they moved the table next to us who had arrived and asked to be moved after us. We watched several tables around us get their food ahead of us, only to have all of our dishes appetizers and entrees arrive all at once. The staff tried to be apologetic about the disorganization, but seemed helpless to do anything about any of it. Some of the dishes were delicious, better than average Mexican fair, but not all. The quality was definitely inconsistent. The next day, we received an email from OpenTable telling us the restaurant had marked us as "No Shows." Should have marked us as "Won't Be Back."
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Date Spot
    CleverRomance
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The lighting and lively atmosphere were perfect for a date. This spot offers a 'hole in the wall' feel with great ambiance and dim lighting which cast a charmingly romantic appeal. Their cocktail list is amply supplied with some must try specials, and the house margarita had just the right amount of tequila and lime mixed. The menu lends itself very nicely for sharing on a date.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don´t go there!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Do not go there. It's just not worth the money. We had booked a table but still got to wait a good while just standing there. The volume of the local is terrible, you can not hold a conversation in there. They are trying to squeeze as much people as possible in to that small space and then rush them through dinner. What made me most disappointed, however, was that the food was not good. The guacamole was okay but the main course (enchiladas) was so disgusting that we could not eat it. Enchilada with beans swam around in a loose brown sauce. Oh it was so disgusting. Our waitress was pleasant and did their best. Go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed Service
    Drsapp
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I was excited to go here as the Yelp reviews were good...however from the time we hit the door we were rushed from start to finish. When I asked about but, she initially said it was because she wanted us to order to get the happy hour prices. When I told her I was concerned by that, the rushing didn't stop...and while it was busy they did not have people waiting. It was just uncomfortable service and I will never return to that restaurant again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for People Watching
    WestVillageNewbieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Get a seat on the patio, have a couple of drinks and look out onto the pedestrian busy 7th Ave. Fantastic for people watching in the heart of the West Village.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    SyracusemomVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Ofrenda is one of our favorite go to places. Happy hour is fantastic - smoky margaritas and michealadas are great. The food is always delicious and the bartenders, hostesses, wait staff all friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Offering
    anywhen
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Ofrenda was a pleasant discovery for me and my date. It was pretty loud by 6:30 on Saturday but all of the food from the guac to start to tacos entrees were delicious. Magaritas hit the spot and service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Authentic Mexican Food
    DCBobbyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I eat here every time I visit New York City. The tenderness and burst of flavors in the veggie and cheese chile relleno make it the best item on the menu. Pair this entrée with a prickly pear margarita and you'll feel like you died and went to heaven!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 295 reviews are from the Ofrenda reviews archive.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We really enjoyed Ofrenda. The quarters are tight and there is a lot going on but the food and the drinks make up for it. Particularly liked the guacamole and the queso fundido with chorizo. Had enchiladas, which were delicious. Will definitely go back to try the tacos!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour 7 days a week
    Brooklyner
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Offends was great! We were pleasantly surprised with discounted drinks and apps until 7 pm. The food was really good. I'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and accommodating staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    celebrated my bday with a group of ten on busy weekend before cinco de mayo. all of the food was terrific, especially the pork belly tacos. it is Mexican food with a twist and done to the next level. waitress and manager were friendly and food came quickly even on a busy night. Cucumber margarita is ridiculously good but none of the drinks disappointed and the manager comping us a round of tequila shots on the way out the door ended the night on a great note. will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tight space but a fun night!
    Jenn2989
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The dining space and bar are small. While waiting for the rest of our party to arrive we felt awkward that there wasn't really a place to wait. However, once we sat down we had great service. The classic margarita was great, really refreshing. Definitely recommend the fish tacos too!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    bshah
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    WE really liked the food - and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine with friends at Ofrenda
    SarckVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I love this small, cozy, homey spot for drinks like smoky jalapeño mango margaritas and snacks so I went with a group for brunch. It did not disappoint in any way. The food was fantastic--guac and chips were fresh, chicken enchiladas were delicious, and the fish tacos were some of the best I've ever eaten. The service was a bit slow but it was a busy Saturday but the staff was friendly and they kept the drinks and water coming. Despite the touristy location at 7th ave and w 4th this place is full of fun-loving locals, authentic food, and good times. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot Little Mexican Spot
    mfleisch
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I took my fiance here for our 5 year anniversary - great seats, great food and awesome drinks. Definitely excited for our next trip. Everything was superb and amazingly fresh.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great appetizers , good food
    mk26
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    They have great appetizers and margarita. Main dish was also good but not as much as the appetizer. I will try tacos next time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is great. the food,
    verna
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This place is great. the food, the people, and the vibe are just awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    Mcleangirl
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Just a great restaurant....original spins on classics like guacamole and fish tacos...the drinks are awesome and the service is fantastic. We live in the neighborhood and Ofrenda is our go to place if we want a guaranteed excellent meal and experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican Brunch
    NYPickyVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Drove past this place many times without giving it a second thought. First Saturday with great weather, my girlfriends and I were looking for an outdoor brunch spot with a Mexican flare. This place popped up on opentable so we gave it a shot. WOW!!!!! Every dish was amazing! Authentic Mexican food with extraordinary service. I recommend the Gorditas and the guacamole the most. Huevos pochados and huevos rancheros were also very good. Will be stopping by what we always called that "random place with the black awning on 7th" and now call "our favorite new brunch spot" many times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Living in New York, I find it unjustifiable to go to the same place twice. However, I've been to Ofrenda over and over again, it's a place I take out of town guests, drop by when I'm in the neighborhood, or just have casual drinks and appetizers with friends. The menu changes seasonally and with each evolution I find a new favorite dish. The service is always homey and welcoming. This time I tried their new taco menu, I'm still tasting the pork belly tacos, I'm craving the sauce as we speak. The fish tacos were also delicious. This place never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    pdre
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The service here is excellent...the manager makes sure that everyone is taken care of. And the food is great, especially the fish tacos.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.