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Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina

3.6
44 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem (40)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (34)

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About

Mad Dog and Beans Mexican Cantina is named after the famous Southwestern outlaw and lives up to his story with its dishes and lengthy list of available tequilas. Private events, large parties or corporate events can be catered upon request. Delivery is also an option for those that can't make it to dine in. Mad Dog serves brunch on the weekends with dishes, such as chimichanga de heuvos y chorizo, French toast, breakfast burrito or pancakes rellenos de fruta. The extensive menu at Mad Dog includes favorites, such as the chips and salsa sampler, chimichangas, quesadillas and enchiladas. Enjoy a chipotle slider, cabo coconut shrimp, grilled shrimp tostada or black-eye tuna salad before moving on to chiles rellenos, shrimp alambre or cerdo en salsa de chipotle y mansana. Top off your meal with a delicious dessert like the Mad Dog cake, flan, churro or Mexican fried ice cream.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 269-1177
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Mad Dog & Beans has a second floor that is used daily. It may also reserved for large groups.
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Private party contact
Lauren Guidry: (212) 269-1177
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hanover Square
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Parking details
If you can't find parking on one of the near-by streets there is a parking garage directly across from us on Pearl Street.
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Public transit
4/5 to Bowling Green
1 to South Ferry
R/W to Whitehall Street
J/M/Z to Broad Street
2/3 to Wall Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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3.6  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.3
service
3.5
ambience
Noise · Energetic
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPhilipDe (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on April 23, 2014

Mad Dog & Beans has the makings of an excellent taquilleria. However whoever manages MD&B hasn't decide whether they're running a Mexican-themed hipster bar scene or a quality taquilleria. Food and drinks were more than competent, and the margaritas, made exactly as requested, were excellent. However, whoever designed the menu has a compulsion about drizzling fresh cream (crema fresca) on everything, unless specifically told not to do so. The noise level was simply unacceptable for decent dining, and I had to cup my hands and shout to the waitress to get myself heard. This is the first Mexican restaurant I would recommend for anyone who'd like to damage their hearing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on April 4, 2014

The taste of the food was Sub-Par, there are plenty of better places to eat Mexican in the city.

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Merry (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2014

Awesome food and drinks. I return every year for my fix!

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Katts (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2014

Met a friend there. We had margaritas, quac, and sliders. All were very good. Service was quick and friendly. Will go back

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vipAshley (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on March 4, 2014

There was no hostess at the hostess booth, and we finally had to track her down, tell her we had a reservation, and watch as she disappeared and didn't come back for 10 minutes. Then she took us upstairs, and realized that no one had cleaned our table. So then she had us awkwardly wait in the upstairs hallway, forgot about us, came back and said "Oops, no one has cleaned it yet," etc. Then we were seated, 25 minutes later...and I had to approach a waiter after 10 more min because no one had so much as said "Hi, I'm your waiter" or "here is some water." The waiter seemed upset that he had to wait our table, and was rude the whole time.

In sum: Pretty good food, but WAY overpriced for quality, and I've had better service at a Panera Bread.

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Time2eat (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 22, 2014

Food was ok, never been to a Mexican restaurant that didn't serve cheese with their fajitas- had to order it as an extra side.
Service was very slow. When we arrived place was pretty empty, server took a while to come over, as restaurant filled our,
Our waiter was harder and harder to find. No plans to return any time soon

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vipKimAlexis (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

Came here for Valentine's day and had a great experience! The food was very tasty! Will be back for sure in the summer to sit outside!

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Brooklyner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2014

While my friend and I had a great time catching up, we were surprised to be ushered out at 9:30pm. We know it's FiDi, but 9:30pm still seems a little early to close for the dinner crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

Great mexican food and drinks in a low key environment!

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vipRitz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

Loved the rest. it was alive and DELICOUS! definitely going back...this time for happy hour!

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vipManhattanGirl4 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

Service was very poor. Would not come again due to service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

Really good food and drinks! Love the ambience and it really is a standout among the other restaurants in the area. The service was pretty bad, however our waitress informed us that another waitress had quit earlier that day leaving her short-staffed, so what can you do.

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vipJean (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 1, 2013

Although the food was very good, it was unbelievably noisy in there. Others said the Sangria was great. It wasn't. They had to remake ours and said that others had complained, as well. This is the kind of place that's fun when you're 20. . . dark, loud, crowded, decent food, strong drinks.

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vipKeciaG (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 31, 2013

Great place for drinks,chips and guac!

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Jree (Naples)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2013

My son and I had a very nice dinner here once we got noticed by the hostess and waitresses. It was a busy night and once we got into tasty appetizers and entrees with good Mexican beer all was forgiven. On this weekend night the ambiance was loud and energetic-may be hard to have a conversation. We didn't dine outdoors (in the street!) where there were tables set up for several adjacent restaurants, but it looked like fun.

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carak2000 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2013

The food is good, a little on the pricier side. The service was pretty good, but our waitress wasn't all that attentive. Be prepared for it to be loud and dark.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2013

I came here with my family on Father's Day hoping to enjoy the nice weather in the outdoor dining area. Unfortunately, it basically consisted of a series of wobbly benches under a tent. The tables were cramped, small and diners shared a table with other parties. The benches had no backs and were very uncomfortable and wobbly. We constantly felt like we were going to fall backwards. For the price of the food here, I would have expected a better experience.

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tyrano421 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2013

Great food for vegetarians. I also recommend trying their blue margarita - delicious and strong!

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Katt (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 29, 2013

I love this place! Its right right around the corner from work, and I often take my team out there. The food is delicious! Guacamole is very fresh and super quick. If you are into hot and spicy stuff, try the medium guacamole first (can run a bit spicy! and you can always ask for peppers on the side). Chicken chimi and queso are super yum too. Vegetarian quesidilla is very light and a perfect portion!

I have a favorite table and till date they've made every attempt they seat me there. During evenings, it can get very busy and you definitely feel the energy.

Its got the perfect mexican charm!

I would highly recommend it.

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vipRTDragonfly (Miami)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2013

Living in central NJ where there is a large Mexican community you would think there would be a decent Mexican restaurant . . . not! Ha So worth the trip to NYC for this restaurant.

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