Maya Mariposa

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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Maya Mariposa is NYCs premiere mezcal and tequila cocktail bar. Offering small plate, sharable Mexican cuisine and delectable cocktails, this hidden gem resides in the East Village of Manhattan.
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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food was subpar. Soup was cold. Menu choices are very limited.

GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great food! I would highly recommend for a fun night out

MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s always delicious and the amount of drink choices is incredible.

DD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant should not be listed on Open Table. Using Open Table I assume some level of quality. Quality was certainly missing. We were seated by the manager who took our drink orders. When twenty minutes later they had not yet been served, I signaled to the manager who was on the phone. It turned out that he had not placed the order. That was just the beginning of a horrible evening. The drinks were the worst I have ever had and the food left much to be desired, as well. The check was inordinately high. I would never go there again and you shouldn’t either.

RH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Extremely poor experience - was directed to small table with child-sized stools, and told all other tables (many of which were empty) were reserved. Ended up sitting at bar. Service proceeded to be sporadic/bad. No plan on ever returning.

JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great ambiance for date night with tasty, inventive cocktails to boot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Hard to find someone to get orders, didn’t provide cutlery. Drinks were excellent

EM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we will definitely go back!
The staff was so nice, drinks were art, and the food was delicious!

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The portion sizes could have been larger for appetizers, as sharing was difficult. Not cheap ($15) for a small dish of guacamole and chips. The quest was very difficult to eat, as it hardened when it cooled. I’d recommend more for the cocktail options than the food.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great ambiance. The place was packed but felt comfortable. Would go again.

NM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really great vibe! A little on the pricey side for the drinks

HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was pretty awful. Apps and drinks took forever, waitress didn't pay much attention and entrees were brought out on top of apps.

RR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The service was absolutely terrible and they then forced a 20% tip on our bill for a group of 4. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anybody.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service here wasn’t great. The drinks were $16 each and they were only filled up 3/4 of the way, even after us asking to fill them up. They have almost no options for food on the menu and it’s super small portions. There were 5 girls in our party and we had to order 3 guacamole’s for each of us to have a little bit. It was way overpriced. The ambiance wasn’t horrible, but definitely not going back!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food sucked. Street carts have better tacos Than this

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Ambience would be great for a date night, if the service was not abysmal.

BD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I ordered 3 tequilas on your menu and you didnt have them. As a teuila conniosseur. I was disappointed a Museum of Tequila would be out of teuila.

And with three couples, splittibg the check should be an option.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Since the last time we were there they severely cut down the dinner menu. Stayed for a couple of rounds of drinks and went elsewhere for dinner. Used to be our favorite taco spot.

AV
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Drinks are good ,food and servie okay one thin that I was very disappointed that they have the virjen of Guadalupe on the bathroom wall.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They seated us 50 minutes after our reserved time. It wasn’t an issue with OpenTable - we could see the reservation on their system. They simply weren’t prepared. There was no apology for our delayed seating. The food ranged from terrible (a paella that seemed to have come out of a Trader Joe’s box) to mediocre (decent meat was made mediocre by Walmart tortillas). The drinks were pretty good. They have a wide selection of mezcal. The service was otherwise okay. The bathroom featured the toilet cleaning brush in a plastic box in the middle of the floor. And hopefully no one was waiting because the door didn’t lock. Would not return.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Loved the food, service and ambiance!

CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our server didn’t greet us for the first 20 minutes we were there, although she was delivering drinks and food to the tables on both sides of ours. Drinks were great, guacamole was too. The queso was over cooked causing the cheese to curdle. The tacos arrived cold, and the chicken and beef tacos were mostly gristle.

RJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Absolutely awful! Nothing like what it used to be under the new owners. I’m so sad because that was the best and was once my favorite restaurant. The queso fundido literally had the texture of Elmer’s crazy glue that just kept getting chewier and chewier as you ate.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Mayahuel is under new ownership—do not be fooled! This is not the place it used to be. The drinks are watered down and the menu is now a very misguided mix of Mexican appetizers and middle eastern/Mediterranean entrees. Service is hilariously inept.

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were excited to hear this place was reopening but we were supremely disappointed. They need to officially change the name as everything about this place has not changed, less the interior which they left thankfully. That is about the only positive thing I can say about this place. Nothing like the old spot unfortunately.

RE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am going to miss this spot, what a wonderful restaurant. The drinks were inventive and delish, the food shared that luster. So sad to see them close.

TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't believe this legendary mezcal and tequila bar is closing, due to a dispute with a terrible landlord (who is threatening to open his own in the same space - don't go!).

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WHAT A GEM. The tequila menu is extensive and delicious. Great for drinks and smaller shareable bites with friends. Sad it's closing in a week! Hoping they find somewhere to relocate soon.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I made another reservation for a week later. Should tell you everything you need to know :)

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Intriguing atmosphere, great drinks, and a warm welcome from the owner himself. Really enjoyed the date.

SE
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mayahuel is known both for introducing New York to artisanal agave spirits and for crafting amazing and thoughtful cocktails using those spirits as a base. The team bolstered their liquid refreshment with excellent appetizers and small plates, which put Mayahuel a few steps above a straight-up tequila bar but below a full-on restaurant experience. For me: perfect.

Unfortunately, with interest in agave now over-saturating New York, Mayahuel lost some of its uniqueness, and is scheduled to close August 8, 2017. So GET THERE QUICK. You will not be disappointed. Kudos to the team at Mayahuel for such foresight and, operationally, a great experience!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations a week ago for my wife's birthday and invited our entire family. This was done through the Open Table app. I made reservations through Open Table because the few times I had called the restaurant directly there was no answer.

Open Table confirmed my reservations and I was under the assumption that everything was in order. Our entire party arrived at the restaurant as scheduled only to find that it was closed for "employee appreciation".

This was extremely upsetting. I do not understand how I was able to make a reservation for a very special celebration when the restaurant was scheduled to be closed.

My wife and I will never return to this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots and lots of mezcal choices. Cute but casual bar. I'd go here if it was date night with your boyfriend, and you wanted to experience something unique. Staff was super friendly, cocktails were delicious as well.

RN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late night amazing dinner, the warm salsa is incredible, ate sooooo many chips. The owner was clearly super involved and caring.

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricy but amazing tasty and creative cocktails. Food was very good and their fantastic homemade smoked salsa was impressive.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Staff were good, food was okay. I was expecting a bigger menu, maybe including some more creative foods incorporating fresh ingredients (similar to the drinks menu). There was an odd smell on the second floor, and not a good one. Drinks - the reason we chose the place - were tasty but not potent. Overall, somewhat of a disappointment.

HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Good drinks great service food was eh. Very extensive booze list which is always great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails!! We will be back for sure!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A gem! Some of the best Mezcal coctails you'll find in NY. The bartending team (Jordan, Will, and Nicole) are true artisans when it comes to creating libations to fit your mood and taste. HIGHLY recommend!

SD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Great place to take out of town guests if you want something unique