Ofrenda

4.6
904 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Due to limits on our seating capacity and to ensure ample time for cleaning & sanitizing, we kindly ask all guests to honor a 1.5 hr seating
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and margaritas were fresh and delicious. The service was outstanding! We will be back.

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Mars
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Hostess was insanely rude and passive aggressive. Told us our 1.5 hr was up by declaring to us and the restaurant, remember I told you girls you had to leave in 1.5 hr and it’s already been 2 hours! And started picking everything up off of our table without asking. We ordered lots of drinks, apps and food. When we asked for the check, it took 15 mts to get to us so not sure how that reaction was warranted. Will not ever go back there.

Ofrenda
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Mars . we are very sorry that this is your interpretation of how we treat people at Ofrenda .as you can read other reviews , we are very well like for the past 12 years . Fridays and Saturdays went people finish their drinks and food we respectfully and kindly ask people to move to the bar or finish their use of the table, because of the amount of other people waiting to be seated . at no moment our staff is disrespectful to our clients .Hope you give us another chance.

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Hannah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Good cocktails! Just okay food. And terrible service. Host was extremely rude from arrival until we left. He asked us if we would leave our table after 1 hour of dining and finish our drinks at the bar so he could reseat table. There is a 1.5 hour time limit for each reservation due to COVID, but after being there only an hour, with just a few sips of our cocktails left, the request was outrageous. Try treating your paying guests with a bit more respect! Throughout COVID (even when no dining was allowed), I would meet here for to-go drinks and support the business. It’s been a favorite of mine for years, but will likely never come back.

Ofrenda
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thanks for the fed back Hannah , we at Ofrenda take everyones opinions seriously , we are very sorry that this is your interpretation of the situation . we kindly ask you to move to the bar because your table had finished all drinks and food . Again this was done respectfully and in a good manner . hope you you give us another try in the near future .

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vipKelley
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The happy hour was great!! Service was awesome and the drinks and food were very tasty and a great value. Loved their cucumber marg!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD, DRINKS, & ATMOSPHERE! EVEN GOT TO ENJOY THE HAPPY HOUR WITH OUR TODDLER AND SOMEONE WAS EVEN KIND ENOUGH TO BUY US A ROUND SO THANKS AGAIN TO THE LADY IN THE CORNER :)

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vipgeneB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Best Mexican in NYC

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Lizd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, very flavorful and fresh. The margaritas were really excellent too.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

No air conditioning inside the dining room. Maybe there was and it was being sucked outside. Windows open. Not comfortable.

Also the hostess was pushy. We were informed that we had a 90 minute time limit, which is odd given the restaurant was half full.

In any event, our reservation was at 6:15. At 7:39, after we already paid, wiring for our friend in the bathroom, the hostess asked us to leave. We did not overstay our time limit and there were plenty of other empty tables.

It was incredibly rude.

So eat here and you get the privilege of forking over $200 and then get kicked out before your time is up. And there were empty tables! Why do this? I’ve never heard of something so dumb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Hot! No AC - food was excellent though

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Kristin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

👍🏼Good time celebrating PRIDE with dinner here! Would come back

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Kath
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food and drinks were great, but the hostess and waiter were both rude to us. We also waited for over 20 minutes for our table despite having a reservation. This seems like very poor planning on the restaurant's part considering there is a time limit on seating.

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vipKatR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was incredible slow.

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PPau
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great time, especially for a Taco Tuesday. Spectacular food, fast and attentive service. Decently priced, and delicious margaritas.

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vipGrantM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While the menu had nice options, the food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, always good! A bit noisy though so I do not recommend this plac

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vipGauravS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite margarita and dinner spot in the West Village. Great for everything

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Literally had reservations for indoor dining and the space is so tiny and so dang loud on a Saturday night. I only recommend going here during the week and maybe trying to skip the dinner rush. It was terrible. Drunk people yelling and took me 20 mins to get my first margarita. My date was on the way and ended up making a reservation at a more quaint spot due to the EXTREME noise level. They packed so many people in there. It had to be against fire code. Haha. It was ridiculous. I personally do not like restaurants that are terrible at even taking a drink order and are so loud you can’t have a conversation unless you are also yelling.

But if that’s your thing. Go for it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! A bit noisy but fun!

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MelissaL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

My party felt very rushed. We were reminded of the 90 minute limit while seated but the waiter took a while to take our orders. At the end of our second course we were given the check without asking for it and our waters were taken away while we were waiting for each other to use the restroom. Very passive aggressive and not hospitable at all. The place wasn’t even crowded which made their behavior even more unnecessary. Definitely won’t return nor recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour and the margaritas were great, the service was outstanding and the guacamole was perfectly fresh! Love this place and will make this a summer regular.

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vipTony
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place -- one of my all time favorites. Great food with style and happy hour prices aere terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

No idea why the infatuation said this was a great place

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ChelsEATS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience1

Host was nice to ask if wanted to wait for an outside table. The noise level was too loud in my opinion. The pork belly tacos were outstanding. Would say the other tacos we had were okay.

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FranchescaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for HH!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cesar is the best! But all staff amazing :)

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vipGail
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our maiden voyage back to NYC dining since last March and Ofreda did not disappoint. The Happy Hour menu is still wonderful and the margaritas are terrific. The wait staff were apologetically understaffed but responsive, friendly, and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner and drinks. The food was great and the drinks and appetizers during a happy hour were very affordable. A wonderful atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, highly recommend the tacos.

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vipNomNom
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best happy hours in the city. Everything was delicious food and drink wise. Service was stellar. Definitely coming back!

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MarkM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super attentive servers, fun environment and great food! This was a great experience for me and my family! Jesus was a blast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Private, yet public. Wonderful date night, awesome service, the pork belly tacos— wow! Also chips were freaking warm, guacamole was outstanding. Great night in New York!

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vipGauravS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never gets old! My favorite bar for food and drinks

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DanJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow and they forgot to order our appetizers. Otherwise food and drinks were great.

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AndrewY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I bite into a piece of glass that was in my taco. They claimed to have taken items off the bill and then overcharged me for the amount I signed for

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vipAccview54
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always warm and friendly staff-guacamole is always amazing- mains are hit or miss..... drinks always good.

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vipPeterF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food at Ofrenda is outstanding, each plate is unique and tasty, and we couldn't get enough of the different flavors. While our waiter was friendly, it was hard to get his attention and he forgot to bring some things we ordered.
The noise is REALLY loud - the music is a terrific choice but it's up too high and people have to shout to speak.
Would definitely go back but probably order take out instead.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Even though we had reserved the waitress said it was first come first serve which I didn’t understand. So it took about 15 mins to get a table. The service left a lot to be desired for. They took a while to get our first order in for drinks and appetizers. After that no one bothered to check in for the mains. Our waiter just walked guessing his shift was over and we were just sat there for quite a bit. Finally we had to ask a server walking by to take our order. After our mains nobody bothered to check about desserts we were just so put off we decided to give it a miss. The food was decent though a tad overpriced... not super flavorful. Have had better. Ok for a one time Mexican craving. Won’t be going back.

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vipGauravS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite bar in the West Village! my go to every week

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ChristaMarie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the staff for a great pandemic brunch. They're working hard! Great margaritas and the food was delicious.

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You can order delivery directly from Ofrenda using the Order Online button. Ofrenda also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 924-2305.

Ofrenda is rated 4.6 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.