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Macondo East

240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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Located at 157 E. Houston Street, Macondo East brings you street food Latin Tapas. Macondo is young, fresh and hip. Named after the fictional village in Gabriel García Márquez “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, our Tapería Latina is a magical oasis bursting with downtown energy.
Our menu pioneers the Estilo Libre Latino (Freestyle Latino) cuisine, signature dishes created with the free spirit of being influenced by flavors and traditions from all over the Spanish-speaking world and yet still respecting its traditional base. We serve arepas from Venezuela, cocas from Barcelona, tacos from Mexico, ceviches from Peru, and churros con chocolate from Madrid. You may find "Macondo locals" enjoying a "porron", a fun way of drinking wine poured out of a traditional glass wine pitcher with a spout, raised high above the mouth.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am,
Brunch: Friday Noon - 4PM, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday: 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Happy Hour: Friday: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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Phone number
(212) 473-9900
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Pep
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Private party facilities
Featuring Latino comida de la calle, Macondo East offers a very unique and exciting concept with a menu featuring Latin American and Spanish staples in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. We offer different options for special occasions.
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Private party contact
Hector Sanz: (212) 473-9900
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Cross street
Eldridge Street and Allen Street
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Special events & promotions
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Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Susan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing service every time! I have been coming here for close to 4 years for brunches, birthdays and more. Their brunch deal ($15 for 1.5 hours of mimosas) cannot be beat. Food is outstanding as well - we especially loved the cuban sandwich, the empanadas, arepas, and deli fries.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Over all I like this place. I am rating the service neutral because they called to confirm the reservation the day before at 11.30pm!! Additionally, they first tried to seat us at the end of a high table that already had 4 people sitting there because apparently the hald empty restaurant was booked. However, we were able to sit at the bar on the outside, so it was not to loud with the music and people on the inside. The bar service was a bit slow but ok, nothing extraordinary . What is super is their brunch special food is yummi and mimosas are unlimited for $15. The bad thing is it's only 1.5 hour and they are very strickt about it, wgich sucks, it used to be 2 hours, but they stop serving on the dot, they even mentionen that when confirming the reservation. Management should reconsider this, it comes off as ridgid. But I like the place, lovster grill cheese was delish!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

Good happy hour

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Had the fish bowls (poke bowl) which was incredible. Great fish, great ambiance, great prices.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

Obsessed with this spot will forever be a go too! Make sure to try the Bloody Mary

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Great drinks for brunch, friendly atmosphere, wait staff friendly and fun.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

The Staff at Macando East are super accommodating and extremely nice. We had an excellent time!

RA000 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Brunch was delicious and the overall atmosphere is fun and lively. However, servers were impatient, and rushed guests through the brunch. Additionally, there was no indication of a "$12 minimum" for food orders (which was only conditional to those ordering bottomless brunch).

Moreover, our server gave us lipstick stained drinking glasses, and did not apologise when we - politely -requested for a cleaner glass. She was rude and hasty with the food service, and approached us 3-4 times to leave the table for the next party, (who had not arrived until much later). I would not anticipate "prepping the next party's table" would take a considerable amount of time, as the table only seated a party of 4 and simply needed to be wiped down.

All in all, tasty brunch options, bright and aesthetically pleasing decor and fun vibe, but service could be better and pricing conditions for brunch could be more explicitly stated on the menu or explained to guests via phone when making the booking ahead of time.

vipChristina (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

My friend and I went to Macando East around 4PM on a Saturday. They allowed us to sit and have drinks and small tapas. According to their website and business hours, they begin serving dinner at 5 PM. Once 5 o'clock came around, we asked our waitress for a menu and she told us they were not serving dinner at the moment. Eventually, she allowed us to see and order from the menu at 5:40PM. Like what?! I've never experienced such a chaotic mess in the city.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

Brussels sprouts - phenomenal.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

Our server was very pleasant and when you do bottomless mimosas, they come and refill your glass quite often, so you're sure to get your money's worth. There was miscommunication between our server and a woman who took our order... I don't get why people take orders for tables that aren't theirs but that was the only weird thing. Other than that, delicious, and lovely!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Fun thanks

vipJCR65 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

Great food and delicious mojitos. Monday - Friday is the best time to go because they have happy hour from 5:pm-7:pm.

eddie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

Overall everything was pretty great especially the food!!

Jennc (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Service was terrible. Everybody got their food except one and the waitress didn't even come by often to ask how things were and my friend got his food when everybody was finished with theirs. I can't believe they still demanded gratuity and already included in the check. I will be leaving review on yelp as well. They need some customer service training.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

The staff was very nice and it's a nice place to stop for a drink. But I wouldn't come back for food. We ordered the cheeseburger for my nephew which looked like a greasy burger, pork belly tacos and ropa viejo empanadas. The tacos were pretty bland. I liked the freshness of the cucumbers but the pork was rubbery and tasteless. The empanadas were super greasy and the meat was stringy with little flavor. Overall the place is good for a drink with guac and chips but that's as far as i would go.

EksST (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Good food. Their take on steak & eggs was unorthodox (clue: it comes in a bowl) but delicious. The atmosphere was nice, servers were friendly. We did the $15 unlimited mimosas with brunch. The drinks are not strong but they keep you topped up. They said it's 90min but last call is 15min before the end. That sounds like 75min to me but to be honest I don't think they enforced and we probably went over the time. Would do it again!

DoloresP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 5, 2017

absolutely love the food and drinks here. Want a really good dish. Go to Macondos

vipSheryl (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

We wanted to order the whole menu! Our server was helpful with quantities to order, and recommendations for our group. Enjoyed tacos: pork was yummy and tuna in lettuce leaf was a nice twist. Empanadas were also good, patatas bravas were crunchy and just enough spicy. They were out of brussel sprouts, which we wanted to try. Gnocchi surprisingly good!
Sangria was not worth the price for a carafe (mostly ice) - would go with a bottle of wine or cava next time. And we will be back to try the rest of the menu!

vipCamJ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

Came to Macondo on Saturday for brunch. It wasn't my first time since the food is always good. I usually order the bottomless mimosas for 1.5 hours, but on Saturday I was informed that I'd have to make my last drink order 15 minutes before the end time. In that case, don't advertise bottomless mimosas for 1.5 hours when it's really an hour and change. I just didn't care for that at all.