Casa Mezcal

4.3
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$31 to $50
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Regional Mexican
Casa Mezcal is the joint vision of Guillermo Olguín, a well-known Mexican painter, and entrepeneur, Ignacio Carballido. The bar integrates art, traditional Mexican food and the best varieties of mezcal from around the world. Artists from all corners of the world will be showcased, including writers and poets, independent cinema, and international music.
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CH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food service and ambiance.

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and warm, attentive staff. This was our third visit and experience has been consistently wonderful. We'll be back!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg the tacos and drinks in the place is amazing !!! Must go to this spot

V
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it!!!!! Food was super tasty and even our vegan friend found option. Def on my list for future!

KH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

What an awful experience. The drinks were not good, service slow and the queso was gross.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Celebrating a birthday

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was SO good! Definitely recommend eating here!!

KC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Overall, a good experience until the waitress was like, "you all need to be gone by 10:00 am for another reservation." We were so confused because there were so many empty tables, including the exact table size next to us, yet we were told to leave? We were still ordering drinks. So we got up right at 9:55 pm, and sat outside and no one arrived for any reservation, and still multiple tables open. She just wanted us out for more turnover customers. My friend from out of town thought it was extremely offensive.

EG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious tacos! I had the carnitas and my husband had the pork. Both very good as recommended by the server. My husband also had the fish tacos which were not as good. Drinks were tasty but not much alcohol and too much salt on the rim. It was a bit dark and noisy inside. Overall very good.

S
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I like the food, great Mexican taste, authentic dishes. I don’t like the music level, you can’t talk with your peers, everybody is shouting. So if you want to be a night club do not offer “restaurant” services, because then your guest don’t enjoy the place, the food or their friends gathering.

JF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were fantastic. The atmosphere was amazing and the music playing was super fitting for the environment.

R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My friend and I made a reservation for 8:00 p.m. and once we sat down we ordered two margaritas and queso fundido to start. The waitress came up and asked if we were ready to order dinner after the appetizer arrived and we said we weren’t ready yet. At 8:20 she comes back and says the restaurant is having an event at 9:00, so if we wanted to order something we should order it now. My friend and I were looking forward to having a leisurely dinner and felt that we were rushed and this was something I should have been told of as soon as I made the reservation/ let alone walked into the restaurant. We felt that we didn’t have enough time for dinner and after we finished the tortillas, we ordered some more. I asked to speak to the manager about this and never spoke to him, only the hostess who was the one I had made initial contact with. She apologized and said that usually it only takes an hour for 2 people to eat. I felt that this was extremely rude and we were even charged and extra two dollars for the tortillas. This was my first time coming to this restaurant and my expectations were not met.

GA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience! The food was delicious, the mezcal cocktails were amazing and so unique, and the service was AWESOME. So sweet and attentive. We can’t wait to go back =]

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were impressed with several things about this restaurant: 1) the food was fantastic, including the best mole I have eaten; 2) the service was great. My son ordered a strawberry lemonade, which was made from scratch. We visited twice on our trip to NYC because we liked the food so much. On the second visit, they told us that they were out of strawberries so my son ordered a different drink. We did not realize that they went across the street to buy more fresh strawberries so my son could enjoy a fresh strawberry lemonade. This was incredible service and we were very impressed.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got really sick with their food. Obviously not the cleanest restaurant. Definitely not going back or recommending it.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and will go back! The music was too loud and we literally could not hear each other, but when we asked the server if they could turn it down, she accommodated us. The food was fantastic and the margaritas inventive. Great place.

NT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, good spot. Service was pretty good and they have an in-depth menu of tequila and mezcal based cocktails. So if you’re a fan of those two types of alcohol, I highly recommend.

SH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually go to Oaxaca every year, its one of our favorite places. So when we came upon Casa Mezcal we were so happy to find that it has that genuine Mexican feel, the decor, the ambience and the food was beyond fresh and absolutely delicious. I even made a point of thanking the two women in the kitchen when I walked by.
Please keep it up, delicious. We will be back

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall it was good. I loved that it’s more spacious now. We were seated right away but then had to get the waitress attention when we wanted to order food. After she brought the drinks it seemed she forgot about us. Also I’m so disappointed that there is no more tlayudes. Why?!?! This was the main reason we had gone. Hope they come back ASAP!

Casa Mezcal
Responded on April 13, 2019

Tlayudas are back! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

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MA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

j
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The most rudely I’ve ever been treated in a restaurant in my life. The food, the ambiance, the drinks, are all excellent. Unfortunately, be prepared to have to scarf down your meal and take your mezcal as shots. I had a reservation, and one hour into our meal, we ordered a second round of drinks. Before the drinks even came, the waitress told us that while we should enjoy them, we needed to be quick because the next reservation was soon. We got the drinks, and before we could barely even begin them, a man (possibly manager?) rudely tapped on our table and said “we need this table” and walked away. 10 mins later he waitress says that we need to hurry and is rushing to get or payments and that we are stressing out the host. All this within 1.5 hours into our meal and having ordered a second round of drinks. The point of good mezcal is to be sipped and enjoyed, and the beautiful ambiance would suggest that this is a place that allows you to enjoy your experience. They simply need to space out their reservations more. It was extremely uncormtable te fourth time we were approached and we were not able to enjoy our second drinks after having spent a sizeable amount of money. I will not come back simply for fear of being booted from my table at any moment.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Used to love this hidden gem. Now it feels like they’re trying to be a west village restaurant in the east village, albeit unsuccessfully. Reasonably priced authentic Mexican has been replaced with “trying too hard, overpriced limited menu option”. The service was “tortuga” like. Coatcheck requirement upon entry unnecessary. Cocktails and mezcal selection still good though. Super bummed as I used to order takeaway from here even. No más.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I never leave reviews and while while the food, drinks and atmosphere were great at Casa Mezcal, the service needs to be commented upon. I can handle a waiter/waitress getting things wrong, but it's their reaction that determines how you'll rate the service. Our waiter did not only get several things wrong, but gave our table extreme attitude when we commented upon extremely incorrect orders. The food and drink are great here, but be prepared to have to send your drinks or food back several times before you get the right thing, oh and they'll try and charge you extra for their mistakes...

T
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Decent food but slow and inattentive service. This place was very understaffed.

KK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

They are lucky they have good food and that this wasn't my first experience with them. They were in the middle of changing their menu so nothing was going right. It took us 30 min to get our first round of margaritas (which came after our appetizers). And that trend continued for a while. We were there for 3+ hours, and most definitely didn't need to be. They have great Queso and margaritas, duck burrito was also amazing, but this experience (which was for my birthday) was definitely the worst service I've had in quite some time.

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Informal, friendly and decent affordable food

LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the atmosphere great.

A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas and very yummy tacos! Guacamole has just the right kick.

SC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cool and nice restaurant! The service was really good as well as the food. The atmosphere is great, nice music and service organization. I definitely recommend this place for futures meetings or birthdays!

ED
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday celebration and it was just fantastic... waitress was very good and the food was even better. We didn’t get regular tables, instead we got a huge table with candela and sofas... we all love it!!

H
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food is delicious. Music was too loud. Seriously I’m young and like NYC nightlife as much as the next person but it sucks screaming while trying to eat tacos.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Poorly run- only one waiter and one bartender. 2 slow people in the kitchen- sat for 45 min and never got our drinks!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Friends in town. Service was absolutely awful and they were rude.

JS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! The Appa azteca and their special pasole are exceptional - love the carnitas and mole. Staff is always so sweet and accommodating, warm and friendly, drinks are fantastic - classic margarita is exactly what it should be

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love the feel of authenticity. just a little over priced

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun! Great food! And cool ambiance!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and overall the food was great. We had a small problem with one of the dishes, but they immediately handled it like pros, including bringing shots over for the whole table to make up for it. I’ll definitely be dining here again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked my table in advance for the busy holiday weekend. The staff was very polite and served us with a smile. From the moment we stepped in until well left. Also they said thanks for showing up on time. I thought that’s was funny. I will be visiting again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid food, great drinks. Good LES spot for a group or date night!

NM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, thoughtful and intentional service! would go back in a heartbeat. cocktails were great too.