Mayahuel Mayahuel

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Come for the cocktails, stay for the under-the-radar Mexican dishes.
Open Dinner nightly

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Mayahuel, New York, NY


Mayahuel Restaurant Review:

From the cocktail shakers who brought you the bar Death & Co. comes this mezcal-centered bar and restaurant. The bi-level space looks like a hidden drinking den in Mexico City: colorful tile-topped tables and intimate nooks on the ground floor give way to bordello chic on the second. Nearly all of the cocktails feature mezcal (and a few with tequila), and nearly all work well (especially the three-jalapeño-tequila Slight Detour and the mezcal and crème de cacao 17th Century)---though the tiny portions and high price tag ($13) can drain the fun out of getting seconds or thirds. The food menu, however, is a reasonably priced sleeper hit. The pork in the tacos al pastor may be a tad dry but will hit the spot nonetheless, while the black bean-filled, plantain-encrusted croquettes show complexity. The fresh ceviche and braised pork belly are also menu standouts.

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