Permanently Closed - Hecho en Dumbo Chef’s Table Menu Prix Fixe

4.4
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
This restaurant is permanently closed.

Hecho En Dumbo is located in New York City, New York. The cuisine is Mexican with the Spanish influence of small plate dining. The antojitos (meaning �little whims�) menu is similar to the tapas style popular in Spain. Options on this menu include tlayuda, burritas de chilorio, pescadillas and huarache de pollo.

In addition to the antojitos menu, customers can also choose off the platillos especiales menu for entr�es including pescado poe chue, carnitas michoacanas and chuleta de ternera. Tacos are also offered. Don�t worry if all the words do not make sense to you, because the Hecho En Dumbo menu clearly explains what each dish is and what it includes. Authentic Mexican ingredients such as Oaxaca cheese and tomatillo-avocado salsa make Hecho En Dumbo an experience second to none.

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BirthdayDiner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend of 4+ years to the chef's table. It truly exceeded expectations. The cocktails were amazing. Definitely felt like we got our money's worth!

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viprthc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a really top notch Mexican restaurant in NYC. And for $65 I think the chef's table tasting menu is a total steal given both the quality and quantity of the food. The menu was brilliantly designed and executed, every course a fascinating blend of flavors. In addition to the five courses on the menu the chef sent over several other plates all of which were also excellent. Small wine list but quite frankly you're probably better off sticking with margaritas; the Pantera Rosa is highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mexican cuisine tends to be under appreciated - because there's a confusion between Tex-mex and Mexican cuisine. This restaurant offers an amazing Mexican food, it feels that there's a deep understanding of each element that goes into a dish so there's a harmony when it's tasted. I believe in the philosophy of "less is more" and Hecho en Dumbo does it - perfectly. In other words, the amount of food served on each dish is perfect to enjoy the other 3 or 4 dishes from the prix menu. Last,but not least - the cocktails. The menu offers a great variety of drinks - the right amount of options to go through it and understand what goes into each cocktail. Again, the fact that they can created cocktails with spices from Mexico is amazing. Will definitely come back.

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wimbedommom
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2014
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Iwent for check tabe. Found the seats to wobbly and uncomfortable. Also left smelling too much.

I found the food too experimental and way too much mole. The t4 dish I didn't even eat, had no idea what it was.

Maybe ir juat wasn't a good Mach for me

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. One my favorite meals ever. Always phenomenal. Thats all I gotta say.

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vipAiredale
New York Area
375 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2014
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Since I had made the reservation they stopped doing Chef's Tables during the week. Once they realized the error, they seated us (2) at the counter in the kitchen area and were alone almost the entire evening until they seated 4 more people. That was a little weird, but they were accommodating.

The meal was basically just a menu listing what you're going to get and they present it to you with a description, although you already know what it is. Drinks were not included, which I actually appreciated, since I wanted to go with a few different things and liked having the freedom.

The food was very good. Portions were almost too large, so a good value. I think we had more fun in the back than anywhere else. Would PROBABLY go back...

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Gale
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great dinner! Each course was delicious the quality, taste and variety were superb. I never had Mexican food like that before it was totally different. I particularly liked the cream of corn, chile poblano zucchini soup with goat cheese. The Chef was behind the counter and engaged with us explaining the orgins of the food and techniques. The hostess was extremely attentive. The only negative was that we could not finish our meal, it was delicious but too much food for us. The positive was that we had a wonderful meal together the next night that we had taken home----unfortunately our appetite was not large enough.

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vipJohn55
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I did not realize we had reserved for the Chef's table which I am usually not a fan of but my daughter and I went with it and the food was amazing. This is really a fabulous meal and deal. The food was extraordinary. It would be hard to describe the many flavors of the listed courses and also all the extra plates they give you but it is so worth it. I was puzzled by another reviewer who felt the kitchen staff was not friendly (you are sitting at a bar in the kitchen). These people are working like crazy and have no time to chat. They are serious about their craft. I spoke to them and the chef and told them how great the food was and they were all smiles. Don't miss this place.

TN
TNJenn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Special courses were served between the menu's five set courses to make this a even greater find. The food was AMAZING. The price can't be beat. I highly recommend Hecho en Dumbo if you're on the fence or looking for a great prix fixe-- you won't regret it!

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vipDave
Sacramento
106 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Fantastic staff and the chefs prix fixe menu exquisite. Sit back and enjoy a meal of Mexican food with a creative twist.

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viphenry
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chef's table is fantastic. This was our second time at the Chef's table for a birthday celebration. I highly recommend it for foodies. Plenty of food for your appetite!

MD
vipMisterDee
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, hands down the best Mexican in NYC. Great to watch the chefs do their thing while eating such delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked a tasting dinner at the chef's table for my husband's birthday and we could not have been more delighted.
The food was divine, each course including the chef's between course delicacies were memorable and beautifully prepared. The service was warm and attentive, the ambiance comfortable and the wine was reasonable and delicious.
The food rivaled high end, culinary stars at a remarkably fair price.
We had a perfect evening and highly recommend this experience to all who appreciate fine dining in a casual but classy environment.

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bcny
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for my husband's birthday. Five memorable courses plus three more that they threw in, which was a nice surprise. Interesting take on Mexican. Light, modern, fresh tortillas which you can watch them make,

EZ
EnZed
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2014
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Perhaps it was the Monday night that meant we entered an empty restaurant and had to trek across a vast floor to the back kitchen where we sat alone watching and inhaling the deep-fryer in action. We saw a lot of great Mexican street food go out but unfortunately this option meant we missed out on that and got served over-fussy fusion options instead. The best bit were the two complimentary courses thrown in by the chef who I suspect sensed our disappointment. This would be a greta place for a large group looking for well-priced Mexican food a cut above the usual taco joint.

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vipsthrngrlnyc
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience2

My husband and I were the only ones at Chef's Table that night, yet the chef didn't even come over to say hi. She just stood as far away from us as possible and chatted with the host and waiters. All the sous chefs wouldn't even look us in the eye, much less talk to us. The food was great, so next time I guess we'll sit in the dining room so we feel a little less ignored. Such a weird experience!

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vipG814
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best, most low-key, most inexpensive world-class tasting menu you can get in New York today. This is not a modernist cook trying to wow you with obscurity but dish after dish (with bonus dishes) of incredibly flavorful Mexican dishes that will remind you that the food we all love has flavors, textures, ingredients, and imagination well beyond what you can get at Chipotle.

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Threeethan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I loved the tasting menu at Chef's Table. Consistently delicious -- my favorite was probably the sweetbreads brought out between courses. It was a fantastic experience to enjoy Mexican food with of this quality. Excellent, creative margaritas as well.

JH
vipJasonH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic meal and experience from start to finish!

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SauceNotGravy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2013
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went with gf for a nice din. We wanted to try the Halloween "scary menu" which was composed of 4 different plates including sweet bread, bone marrow and blood sausage. The food was fantastic. I reserved the "chefs table" as a romantic gesture, good thing I went with my gf and not as a first date because, damn was it hot back there! I guess I should have expected that though... Continously dabbing the sweat off my forward was worth the food, and after some delicious margaritas it became unnoticeable. I do think the servers could have been on top of things a bit more, also I understand it was a special menu, but they should be aware of what the main courses actually entail. Great experience overall though.

PB
vipPB11222
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had been wanting to go for a while, and saw the food rating on opentable being a 4.8 out of 5 - shame on anyone who didn't give this place a 5. Easily one of the best meals we've ever had, and we've been to a lot of places. Fantastic flavors, excellent preparation, really unique, and then we were blown away by the value. Compares really well to other prix fixes at Torrisi, 11EMP, Momofuku Ko, even Atera and Per Se (with fewer courses). The seats are not as uncomfortable as advertised here (comparable to Atera) and the chef table area in the back is definitely quieter than the front room. It's not white glove service, but if you like amazing food and don't need all the frills, decor and ambience, it's worth the trip.

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vipSHARKWATER
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best bang for the buck on a tasting menu. The food is superb and as a bonus you can try some of their tequila flights that go down pretty easy with the cuisine. The staff other than the chefs are very pleasant. the seats are rough on the back but at least you have one unlike some of the restaurant kitchen bars.Don't miss this bargain at $60 not including the booze.

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vipSammy1121
West Palm Beach
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The chefs table was a fine dining, gourmet culinary experience a la Mexico. The kitchen is an open and bustling laboratory, and the chef micromanages each plate with attentive care. There is no mediocre serving at the chefs table, and the complimentary, off-the-menu items in between plates will keep you guessing. A fit for foodies, wonderful dining experience.

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vipAllen
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2013
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This was our second dinner at this restaurant, and even without the surprise factor we had on our first visit, the food remains excellent. The is Mexican food that you cannot easily obtain in New York. Be aware that you will be sitting in the kitchen, at a counter, and on chairs that are not particularly comfortable. Otherwise, however, the experience is wonderful. The staff are attentive and pleasant, and the counter itself is not particularly crowded. The food, though, is the main attraction and it is well worth the trip.

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viplikestoeat
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I have eaten at the "chef's table" twice. The chef's table is really just a counter in the kitchen with a predetermined menu. The food is excellent and inventive. The first time I went the service was slow (surprising given that we were seated in the kitchen) and some of the food was room temperature and not hot. The second time I went the service was better and the waiter much more friendly and informative. The advantage of sitting at the chef's table is the lower noise level. The main room is deafening. The kitchen staff does not interact with you at all which is unfortunate. No hello and no good-bye. Overall, though, I will go back because the food is interesting and well-prepared. The cocktails are excellent.

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vipJojogo1
New England
181 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service was excellent. Fun to watch chefs making everything. The tasting started with a corn "salad" that was spicy (for me not my husband) and very flavorful. Next was a lobster broth w oysters that was interesting but my least favorite of the night. Then they seved some mini tacos that were excellent. Then a light and delicious fish ( sea bass?) and then a tender and delicious bit of lamb with home made tortillas. The dessert was excellent. Very reasonable at 60.00

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TOFoodie
Toronto
76 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Sunday night and sat at the Chef's Table. Was not sure what to expect, given some of the mixed reviews on here. We are both SERIOUS foodies and have dined frequently at some of the finest restaurants in Manhattan, and this little gem absolutely BLEW our minds. It was beyond incredible. The food was wonderfully simple, yet bursting with some of the most complex flavour combinations I have ever experienced in my life. Everything was fresh and delicious. Do NOT believe a word from the naysayers. This place is TOP NOTCH. Truly one of the finest dining experiences I have had in NYC. To me, it was as good as many of the Michelin-starred restaurants we have been to. Way to go, Hecho en Dumbo. You guys totally ROCKED our world. Kudos.

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vipBigApple1
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Chef's Table was a great experience and the food was fantastic. In addition to the menu there were three other courses. There was one miss but everything else was super delicious. The Chef's Table is much quieter than the from of the restaurant which lends itself to conversation. It is an incredible value for such sophisticated food. I highly recommend it. I look forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2013
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal at the Chef's table. Food was fresh and inventive, and we enjoyed watching how calmly and expeditiously the meals were served. They also give you 2-3 additional amuse bouche sized bites in addition to the menu. Enjoyed a couple of their delicious cocktails. Highly recommend it.

JK
vipJKinNYC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to Hecho en Dumbo and sit at the Chef's Table. One great course after another, plus unique drinks and great service.

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vipFanfarlo
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing mexican food. In front of a platoon of outstanding and tough guys preparing all the delicious food (that's entertainment!!), you will get one of the most tasteful and creative menu a Mexican restaurant can offer in NY. On top of it, chef compliments were very good (pork belly, ceviche…) Service is a bit disorganized but nice and gentle. Great!!

MD
vipMisterDee
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to watch Chef Mena and the kitchen staff cook, and the food is terrific! A sophisticated take on traditional Mexican cuisine, in a series of small plates.

MD
vipMisterDee
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food as always from Danny Mena's creative and delicious tasting menu. It's a pleasure to be able to watch the team preparing meals while you eat, and service is very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the chef's table. Interesting spot in the restaurant with tasty and interesting food. Good chat with servers and other diners. Good music and atmosphere in the restaurant.

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vipSanta
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience3

So much fun ! Loved the tasting menu! Loved the kitchen table.

DC
DavidC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

recommend the Chef’s Table Menu Prix Fixe.

LF
LoveFood
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love, love, loved it! We did the Chef's Table for my husband's birthday. We were treated like very special guests. The chef was there, acknowledging us and sending us little bites in between courses. The wait staff was very helpful in selecting mezcals and tequilas, they were also very friendly. I'm going back this week actually.

MD
vipMisterDee
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great, inventive interpretations of Mexican cuisine, attentive service, and we love watching the chefs do their work.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2012
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The experience could be dramatically improved with engagement by the Chef. Dishes were explained by the server. I needed to ask to be introduced to the Chef and even then there was no further interaction. Food was great but the table lacked the buzz I was expecting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2012
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wasn't that bad but waiter was very slow so meal was three hours but should have been dne in two. Drinks took forever to get. Food on their main menu is better than this tasting table idea.

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Permanently Closed - Hecho en Dumbo Chef’s Table Menu Prix Fixe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 937-4245.

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