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Mermaid Mexicana, New York, NY

Mermaid Mexicana

4.4
4.4
51 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
From The Mermaid Inn team, Mermaid Mexicana is Chef Victor Marin’s interpretation of the traditional food he grew up on at an early age in Mexico. The menu is a combination of new and old classic Mexican cuisine, with an emphasis on flavor, seasonal ingredients and simplicity.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 400-8800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Between Houston and Bleecker

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 to Houston<br />ACE to Spring Street<br />ACEBDFM to West 4th Street Station

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience best spicy margaritas
  2. Samantha

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was not good. We waited awhile just to receive drinks. Tacos were very good and we also enjoyed the roasted corn side. We would not recommend the quesadilla.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and atmosphere. Only disappointment was the margaritas. Wasn’t even sure there was tequila in there. Very bland. The enchilada and fajitas camarone were excellent!
  4. lyndah

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    We sat outside. Not a good idea. The village vagrants and hustlers were continuously at the tables. They were in your face - without a mask- conning for cash. Never again.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, especially for happy hour menu that’s available on the weekends! Super attentive service, will absolutely be back!!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish food and great service
  7. JenniferH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always been a huge fan of the Mermaid Inn on the UWS so when I heard of Mermaid Mexicana I was intrigued. I spent a considerable time in California and am a huge fan of Mexican Food, however, when I moved to Manhattan years ago, I could never find really true, authentic and delicious Mexican food...until NOW! I have found my Mexican food NIRVANA in Mermaid Mexicana. WOW, the food was utterly outstanding! The mexican street corn is So on point! Camerones tacos are to-die-for and the carne asada was sheer perfection. The watermelon margarita was so delicious (not on the menu so ask for it with mescal from Guillermo, the fabulous bartender) and the service was welcoming and so friendly. I will most definitely be a regular to this delicious spot!!
  8. AllysonR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly service. I’m glad I went!!
  9. TheClarkes

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great as usual and the food was espectacular! The chicken is a must try, as well as the plantain tacos (if you want to try something different).
  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and flavorful. Staff very friendly and attentive
  11. Katieg

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Delicious food and some of the servers were great. Only problem was the bar and kitchen were on completely different schedules. At one point we waited 20 mins for a round of margaritas but in the end they were super nice about it and comped them. Overall worth it
  12. MichaelD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Mermaid Inn. This new offering is great extension of their already successful offering. Our waiter, Jose, made our meal particularly enjoyable. He spoke knowledgeably about the food, made good suggestions and was agreeably attentive.
  13. RyanC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Was so excited to try this place, but wow, what a disappointment. The service was horrible. Anytime we wanted something, our waiter was missing or flirting with a nearby table. The food, when we got it, was so mediocre. We ordered shrimp fajitas but all we got were shrimp with no veggies. Would not recommend.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service - it was my friend’s birthday and they put a candle on our churro plate which was a sweet touch! The spicy cucumber margarita was a standout and so were the pastor tacos. Can’t wait to come back.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Music too loud.
  16. GB220

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mermaid Mexicana has a great casual dining atmosphere - the drinks are excellent and the food even better. I will be going there again. Really good value as well!
  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Didn’t care for the food. Overpowering flavors.
  18. AlexEatsStuff

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Server asked the same questions several times (wasn’t listening to our answers). Food came out with no silverware. Bottle water came out with no glasses. Everything had to be asked for and then it would take a long time to get there. We left after appetizers because we were too frustrated. Tables too close. Couldn’t hear each other and we were 1 foot away.
  19. JamesS

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Loved the queso fundido especially, and Freddie was a great server, helped by a friendly and capable team.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Service was very slow. There were things we needed that we couldn’t ask for because nobody came around to check on us at all.
  21. Daniellep

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried for the first time, good food, service and ambiance.
  22. bigrednyc

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! The food, the service, the ambiance - everything was great! Can't wait to go back.
  23. Nixx

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great drinks!! Been twice ready to go back!!
  24. anna

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just like the Mermaid Oyster Bar, and Mermaid Tavern, this new direction is equally fabulous.
  25. MariaG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend Mermaid Mexicana. My only issue was the noise level. It was hard to have a conversation. Might be better outdoors, so we will try that the next time we go back.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Tacos are amazing. Drinks are great. 10/10 experience definitely will be a staple from now on.
  27. JWerb

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great atmosphere. Especially the tuna torta and the birria tacos! Some of the best we’ve had. Service was very attentive.
  28. AnnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicioso!!! Very energetic eating indoors....a little hard to hear each other. The food was out of this world good and the margarita divine!
  29. Hawk

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Margaritas are weak. Too much ice, not enough tequila. Food and service were great!!
  30. MichaelP

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new treasure. Joseph and his staff are incredible!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I don’t know why they offer 9:30pm reservations if they take last orders before the kitchen closes at 9:45. If we would’ve known this we would’ve reserved elsewhere. We were able to have two drinks before the bar closed. Got our food order in. That means even if we wanted anything else— food, desserts— no go. Disappointing experience. The server was great though about communicating. Probably won’t be back.
  32. Dervish

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The food was solid and the staff was really nice
  33. DeborahM

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great addition to the neighborhood. Solid Mexican with a twist. Nice atmosphere.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome.
  35. ColleenC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spin on the Mermaid Inn concept. Food was tasty, drinks were great, vibe was chill. The tuna tostada app and the tacos were delicious!
  36. MPH01

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Was excited to try this since I love the Mermaid Inn. The food was really good but the drinks wear mediocre. The service left a little something to desired. I think they need to work out some new restaurant kinks before they find their footing.
  37. PetaH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Happy hour is great.
  38. DebA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is the new Mexican version of Mermaid Inn. As such, there are a number of nods to local seafood like Fluke Aguachile, which was delicious and packed with flavorful heat. But the bulk of the menu is as promised. We had Carne Asada and Polle Asada, the latter came with a delicious Mole. The tortillas were too oily and inedible. That was our only complaint. The drinks were delicious.
  39. Jennie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! Great food!
  40. josea

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    For $15 the cocktails are on the small size. The outdoor seating is very basic for what is a relatively expensive restaurant; could be made more appealing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Mermaid Mexicana is rated 4.4 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Mermaid Mexicana

79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Houston and Bleecker

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 to HoustonACE to Spring StreetACEBDFM to West 4th Street Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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