Ofrenda

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Happy hour drinks and butanes throughout the restaurant. Food is simply outstanding.

MA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

So loud we had to yell to hear each other talk.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great happy hour deals (tacos and margs) before 7pm!

MY
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

really awesome, simple high quality menu - wait staff was great! pretty loud though for a 1st date.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Be aware that they will try to take your table from you if you’re “there too long”.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and attentive. Margaritas were excellent and food was yummy! Gets crowded after 5pm so make your reservations!

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour - $8 margaritas and $10 guacamole until 7! For dinner we all got tacos and all were good. We weren’t seated until 45 mins after our reservation but service was great, they extended the happy hour for us until we could be seated and then sent over a free order of churros to make up for it. Would definitely go back!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious everything was.

S
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not very good. I don’t think it is worth waiting 15 minutes for this.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive service! They do have a posted time frame for staying at your table but even though they seemed busy, we never felt rushed. Delicious food and drinks.

c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great cocktails, great happy hour menu. The queso fundido and carnitas are top notch. Fresh tortillas. Will come back for a longer stay.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour, great cocktails!

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Just lovely!
Why must I write a 50 character review when one word will do????

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is fantastic. The food is better than you would expect. The drinks were stiff. You can't get a much better experience than me and my girlfriend had. If you're already here looking at this review, then you should already be deciding to come here. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Its such a cozy restaurant and has a simple menu filled with delicious options. The drinks are incredible with my personal favorite being the classic margarita pitcher.

TK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was very good, will definitely be back.

GS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

They have a great happy hour deal that Is great for pre-dinner drinks. Our waiters were fantastic - until they weren’t. They are very serious about the 90 minute maximum. When we hit our 90 minutes they offered to move us to a different table which implies to us we could stay. We asked for food menus and they gave them to all of us. Once we were ready to order, we were told quite aggressively our reservation was for 90 minutes, it is “posted everywhere including the menu”, and we had to leave or get back in line for a different reservation.
Totally get it - it is posted - but why did you give us a new table and food menus if you planned on kicking us out? Really ruined the entire evening for us and wouldn’t recommend anyone go there except to walk in for 1 margarita.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience3

Extraordinarily overpriced. The food is good, but $15 will only get you 2 small tacos. Shocked by the abysmal amount of food. After grabbing 4 tacos, 1 beer, and 1 cocktail ($65), my friend and I left to go to another Mexican restaurant where we had the same amount and same quality food, for a fraction of the price.

T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Mexican food and this is my favorite place in NYC. I am a vegetarian and it is friendly -- the tacos de rajas and quesadillas are outstanding. Great service and margaritas too!

LB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour, good service. Everything was delicious! Great smoky jalapeño Margarita!

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Delicious drinks.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, intimate space with great food and service. Get the fish tacos! They’re so delicious!

JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food is delicious and the service was FAST!

NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 6:45 and after waiting 35 minutes with no sign of a table opening we left hungry and had to find a new place.

AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for happy hour. Great deals on both drinks and food! Best thing we ordered were the Rajas Poblano Tacos. We ordered a second round they were so good. It’s a bit loud, and I don’t think the ambience is anything special, but we had outstanding service. We were seated right at the time of our reservation, which I appreciated. The only thing that could have been better was if they had just a little space for standing when you’re waiting for your table. It’s a tight fit. Highly recommend!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have averaged one visit a week for nearly three years. Best margs in the city.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food sucked. Dry meat In the tacos. Guac was good.

FN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my teen for their birthday and was very pleased. they were so friendly and efficiant.

AC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just okay. We weren't seated until about 15 or 20 minutes after our reservation which would be no big deal, except there's nowhere to stand while you wait -- it's really packed. The place was really LOUD (both music and conversation levels) and the hosts, while nice, seemed really harried and panicking. The server also rushed us to choose and didn't offer any information or ask if we had any questions about the menu. Only one meatless entree option which didn't inspire. Left kinda hungry and disappointed I didn't just reserve at Jajaja. Good drinks though -- might go back for happy hour if already in the area.

EZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, prices (went during HH), and all around experience, ambiance. Highly recommend if you want good Mexican at a reasonable price in the West Village

BM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! We started with the nachos and they were especially good. The servers were very attentive and made us feel welcome.

CH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to the city... I make a reservation at this restaurant! I recommend the Smokey jalapeño margaritas by the pitcher! The food is amazing but the place is small and if you’d like to eat here get a reservation. Expect to be in and out in 90 mins... because they will no doubt need your table as soon as your done eating! Enjoy

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been to Ofrenda many times during the past few years and have always been happy with the food, the authenticity, the drinks, the vibe. This time was a very disappointing. Same vibe - very happy. But the first 2 drinks we ordered, they didn't have - they pride themselves in having the best tequila menu. Our 2nd choices were ok - mine great, my sister's not so much. The food was lackluster - my chicken was dry with way too much cheese. And my sister's dish was flavorless except for the sauce. Sauce and cheese can only count for so much. They were great to sit us before our reservation but the person said the wait would be 2 minutes... it was more like 15-20. Not cool since we passed on waiting at seats at the bar so we were standing over 2 people eating near the door - very uncomfortable. I hope this was just one bad experience and not a troubling sign b/c I do really like this place and want it to succeed.

HS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Set a reservation for 7:45, wasn’t seated until 8:10. Service was quick at least, and food was pretty good in a lively but crowded space.

a
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall we had an enjoyable dinner at Ofrenda. The happy hour is a great value and the smoked jalapeno margaritas we had were slammin'. We started with a fresh, chunky but slightly oversalted guacamole, a delicious and extra thick
cheese quesadilla, and two tacos, rajas and fish, which were tasty but unremarkable. Also tried the scallop entree, scallops were thick, juicy and perfectly cooked, but wish the accompanying portions of asparagus and sweet potato were a little heartier. The menu is very sophisticated gastronomically, but the ambiance is kind of loud, dark and divey which was a bit disonant and disappointing. The service was smiling, friendly and efficient throughout. All in all, good to try something new, a good choice if you're in the West Village and want Mexican food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic margarita, amazing fish tacos, best home drown service in the city. Love this place.

R
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cute place. Low key vibe. Small. Good smoky margarita. INSANE CHORIZO NACHOS! Worth the trip.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very loud and energetic

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This place has gone downhill but the prices have gone up tremendously. Happy hour is no longer a decent deal. Used to be my go-to, but I’ll be finding another.

j
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Let’s be this place and come he really very time we come to New York (from London). Food is good, ambience great and Smoke Jalapeño Marguritas outstanding