Vida Verde

4.4
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$30 and under
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Mexican
New York meets Mexico at Vida Verde. Our own exploration of well-loved Mexican fare married with New York’s casual and metropolitan approach to food and drinks. Vida Verde is a tri-level space, a color bomb of food, drinks and the occasional graffiti wall mural, boasting a ‘Margarita Market’ on its rooftop patio space. Our guests can immerse themselves right into the tastes and sounds of Mexico all whilst being enveloped by true Manhattan. Vida's Boozy Brunchacha every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-4pm, boasts a wild experience, with DJ's, Dancing, Debauchery and much more! Your entree and 3 drinks are included for $45 per person.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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LYV1
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

My overall experience was really good! Met up with a few girlfriends and we had a great time. We arrived early for our reservation and requested to be seated if at all possible and they were very accommodating! The waitress was great and the decor was super cute. I can't comment on how good the drinks were because I had a beer & a shot. The food was pretty average. Never the less I would recommend it to certain friends since we had a very time.

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MagdaH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very fun atmosphere for those who are looking for a good time. Younger crowd, loud music, great for a Friday night out. Loved the experience! Very strong drinks. Food was ok, expensive for portions but not bad. Going to rooftop after dinner was really nice, there’s also a bar on the rooftop. It was crowded but nothing you wouldn’t expect in nyc on a Friday night. Still a very pleasant crowd & experience. Really enjoyed my 21st birthday here

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks & food!!

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place, it was very loud though. The tacos were perfection of course and the churros were the best I have ever had.

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vipUWSer
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun happy hour. The spicy mescal margarita was delicious

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vipMarkP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Wayyyyy too loud. As a restaurant, music amplitude should support the food experience not overwhelm it. Food just good; so many Mex restaurants to choose from, many with more interesting fare. Kudos on the fresh quac. My initial server was sullen at the end of his shift. His replacement offered a vastly enhanced notion of contentment. I would return for the mezcal Bloody Mary with a side of guac but not with someone with whom I wished to converse.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The live DJ was so loud to the point that it was very uncomfortable.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from the hostess to the bartenders, waitresses, DJ and cleaners were welcoming and amazing! We had an amazing time celebrating my significant other’s birthday! Everyone was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a surprise 50th birthday party at Vida verde and the staff were great and helped us pull it off without a hitch! Food and cocktails were excellent. Would definitely go again. I missed the rooftop but others said it was great too.

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auntcebo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The music was GROTESQUELY loud. We were told it was because there was a DJ working a party but it has been loud before too. It was deafening, just an unacceptable noise level.

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Alessandra27
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great environment and friendly staff. I would recommend the girl that stands at the door ( she seems to be Loss Prevention) to be more approachable and friendly with costumers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience. I will definitely be a repeat diner.

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vipAlli
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great time if you can get a table!

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victoriac
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Good place to vibe. Food and drinks are a little too expensive for portion size and flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Chiba
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The table we had was too small to sit for 10 person.

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Marcela
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant's deco is beautifully colorful. They have nice murals and little details that are welcoming and give a spark of happiness to the place. The hostess are friendly and accommodate you quickly upon your arrival.
The music varies between different genres; however, if you are looking to have a nice dinner to talk, this may not be the best place to do so since the volume of the music is very high.
I've been there three times. For the first two times, the food was amazing and I kept coming back, then the third time, we tried the guacamole with pork belly, and we didn't like it that much. It was very greasy. So we recommend the plain guac better. The tacos are also good as well as the quesadillas.
They do have vegetatian options as well.
The drink are good, but a somewhat overpriced.
And finally, it's best to make a reservation since the place gets busy.

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vipSaraM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommend this place for the vibe , food , drinks and rooftop .Loved it !!!

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Alessandra
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday weekend, and my friends and I had such a wonderful time here!! The food for brunch (I got the enchiladas and my boyfriend got the Mexican poutine) was amazing! Everyone was super friendly & they gave us shots for my birthday! The dj came on around 1:30 or so and he did a great job! Highly recommend the blueberry coconut margarita as well. Thank you! We’ll definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place and their food was amazing! I’ll def be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Specially the variety of margaritas and the tasty food, great for any occasion. If you love margaritas and mexican cuisine this is the place to go !

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MarioS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food tasted great but it was too pricey for the amount and quality compared to equally good Mexican restaurants like El Centro in Hell’s Kitchen. Even though the waitress was very kind to us we felt rushed, she kept asking if we were done even though we were still eating. I don’t know why you ask on your website if there is a special occasion, because i specify it was a birthday and still didn’t get any special offerings. I had to ask the waitress for a cake. It would be nice that if you ask things like that for the host and waiter to be aware and make it somehow special.

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food portions were very small. My $15 quesadilla was thin, luke warm, and only about the size of half an average quesadilla. The $11 elote, is 1 ear of corn cut into thirds. And our $20 punch bowl was about 20oz of liquid with a lot of juice and a little alcohol. Our food came out quick but we waited 20 minute for our drink to come out and they were kind to offer us complimentary shots for the wait. However, since the food portions were so small, we ended up going out to a pub immediately after we left to get more food. All in all, the food was mediocre, the ambiance was interesting inside but the rooftop bar (which you can’t eat at our reserve for small parties) is MUCH smaller in person than in pictures. Save your money and spend it on better food, better prices and better ambiance and service.

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NinaP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is cute and the food was good. The drinks was also good. Would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The place and ambiance were great. Service was really bad waiters were very very rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were very good and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend the frozen margaritas, street corn, and fish tacos.

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WesleyH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a group of 8 and went early on a Friday evening pre-show at the Neil Simon theater which was only 3 blocks away. The restaurant was packed. Very loud on the first floor, not quite as loud on the second floor. We had an excellent waiter who was attentive and engaging. The frozen margaritas were as advertised - very smooth. Tableside guac, chicken enchiladas, and cauliflower tacos were all very good. Didn't seem to be any heat in anything though.

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vipDoc2183
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Was a fun place

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Ralph
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant didn't have reservation I made 2 weeks ago.

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KDKD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, but their reservation policy is intolerable. They only sit you if your entire party is there, otherwise they make you wait (even if you tell them that you’re ready to order for the people who are on their way).

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vipCooperplus2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall1food5service3ambience3

The service was great, but the hostess was terrible I had just been here for lunch 2 weeks prior and had no issues. Today the hostess “greeted” us with a scowl and told us it was 21+. I replied that that is only after 4 and it is only 1:45. She then asked if we had a reservation. We did. Then she kept telling us about the age limit. We sat down after a bit if back and forth. When we were leaving at 2 she was also denying someone for being underage with her mom. I tried to help but I’m not sure it did anything. Beware with kids of any age other than over 21. On a positive note the food and servers are excellent!!!

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JASMIN
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT , TACO PORTIONS WERE SMALL BUT VERY GOOD. DRINKS WERE REALLY GOOD (PRICEY) BUT BARTENDERS WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND ENERGETIC. MUSIC WAS REALLY GOOD.

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SadeJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This place was fun. Wasn't the best boozy brunch in my opinion but it was enjoyable with a nice rooftop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as service

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JennaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It had good drinks and a very fun decor. Order an appetizer if you're hungry because the entrees are tiny! We ended up buying more food at our next stop.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty cool place. Very nice looking. Drink menu leaves much to be desired but it was fun. Waitstaff was excellent.

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vipKriti
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

It was hard to get the waiters’ attention here and there but I’d still be coming back, loved the vibe!

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PattyP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere was phenomenal. The fact that the wait staff kept changing and I had to ask each of the three servers for ice before I received it was annoying. They were not busy just not paying attention.

I would definitely go back but I had to state my beef.

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Brian36
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. My wife and I came in for a show and dinner, to me the best part was the dinner. Food was excellent, had the streak burrito as well as the EMPANADAS DE HONGO. The margaritas were on the money. The ambience was great very colorful. Can't wait to come back and hope the weather is better so we can eat on the roof top.

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Sophie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place in the city, if only the music was not as loud as it was (felt like a night club), it was impossible to keep the conversation going as you barely could hear a person across you. But the ambiance of the place was great, the food was ok, the service was amazing!

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Jenna
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere of this place is amazing, very young & energetic. I loved the colorful decor and art. The food was decent, we ordered a few small plates, they didn't blow me away though. I expect this place mostly focuses on their bar, which makes sense. We got a pitcher of margs and they were delicious and strong. We went here before going to a broadway show, it was the perfect location.

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Vida Verde is rated 4.4 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.