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Mermaid Mexicana, New York, NY

Mermaid Mexicana

4.4
4.4
42 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Katieg

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  2. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. RC

    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.
  4. OT

    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Music too loud.
  6. GB

    GB220

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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!
  7. OT

    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.
  8. AE

    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.
  9. JS

    JamesS

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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.
  10. OT

    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.
  11. D

    Daniellep

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried for the first time, good food, service and ambiance.
  12. b

    bigrednyc

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

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

    Victoria

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Delicious! Very generous portions and great atmosphere. The service was a bit off, our food came out very quickly but I think our waitress was the only waitress working at the time we were there but she was difficult to flag down. Otherwise entirely excellent experience!
  14. N

    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!!
  15. a

    anna

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

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

    MariaG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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.
  17. OT

    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.
  18. JW

    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.
  19. AS

    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!
  20. H

    Hawk

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

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

    MichaelP

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new treasure. Joseph and his staff are incredible!
  22. OT

    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.
  23. D

    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
  24. DM

    DeborahM

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great addition to the neighborhood. Solid Mexican with a twist. Nice atmosphere.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome.
  26. CC

    ColleenC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!
  27. MP

    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.
  28. PH

    PetaH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Happy hour is great.
  29. DA

    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.
  30. J

    Jennie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! Great food!
  31. j

    josea

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 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.
  32. H

    Honna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As this new addition from the Mermaid Inn owners just opened in the past two weeks, we decided to reserve an inside high-top table at 5 pm on a rainy Friday evening to take advantage of the happy hour (4:30-6:30 pm) at this Mexican-themed location. We stuck to the happy hour drinks and menu and really enjoyed the Tacos de Carnitas (slow-braised pork ) and Casadillas de Pollo. Kudos to our knowledgable and friendly waiter Jose too. We'll be back.
  33. C

    Clare

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent addition to the neighborhood. The food and drinks were delicious. We were there for the end of Happy Hour and will definitely go back. We were celebrating our friend’s birthday and they brought us the most AMAZING churros. We sat outside so I can’t say what the noise level was like inside.
  34. MS

    MarcS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible! All the food is so fresh! Some of the best margaritas I’ve had (and i drink more margaritas than I’d like to share). The tacos were fantastic. I tried 4 different types: all great! Now about the establishment: My wife and I fell in love at the Mermaid Oyster bar 9 years ago and became steady customers, spending birthdays and many dates there. We LOVE oysters. And when we’re not eating seafood we love Mexican. We were so excited to hear the creators of our favorite oyster spot were expanding. We had high expectations and they did NOT disappoint. I’m Hispanic and my wife is from Texas, so we’re tough judges of good Mexican and THIS was fantastic. The service was incredible. I’m happy to say this was the first of many visits. I’ll be there again soon (hopefully for happy hour).
  35. s

    sidifood28

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, nice menu variety, great cocktail list. Our server was excellent. Very friendly and attentive.
  36. PA

    PaigeA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time! They just opened and really think their menu is small enough to be able to make a quick decision but has a great uniqueness and diversity to it that everyone can find something they’ll enjoy. We got the enchiladas, shrimp tacos, pork tacos, mushroom app and guac to split. Delicious!!!
  37. PT

    PatriciaT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service in a super nice ambience!
  38. B

    Blooming2

    New York Area

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal with wonderful service. Lovely space and the food was both well-presented and very tasty. Enjoyed the salsas and guac with chips as well as tacos and camerones. The chili consommé for the birria tacos was fabulous. Great addition to the Mermaid group.
  39. LD

    LindaD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If it has Mermaid attached to it, it’s gotta be a hit! Food and service was top notch! Presentation was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Extremely disappointing food and service. Guacamole to chips ratio was bizarre, tacos were dry, and drinks were subpar at best. Had to ask multiple times for water and food took over an hour. So terribly disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Mermaid Mexicana is rated 4.4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
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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