83 Pearl St, New York, NY | Directions 1000440.704074 -74.010138
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Financial District, Financial District (Wall Street)
Vibrant and full of energy, perfect after work treat! – First visit on a typical friday BUSY evening. Started bymelf and was treated with quick, super friendly bartender. Later my friends joined and we couldn't leave! The Margaritas were fresh, the salsa amazing! (fresh cilantro is the key!) What a wonderful, relaxing yet energetic palce to go! As I am in the inustry, i am the first to critic, and all i can say is that the personality of place will make me be a regular!
Recommend going if you haven't been yet, your missing out on a great expereince!
great food on stone street – had a great lunch here on thursday the place was full i had chicken fajitas very tasty my friend had steak tacos she loved them the guacamole was very good chunky style with warm chips will be back
Atrocious food. Friendly, yet inept service. Waste of a great location. – When I sat down and saw the menu I did not expect authentic Mexican food. I wish NY restaurants would realize that you can't throw random things from every Spanish speaking country on a menu and call it Mexican, Spanish, or Tapas. It's not. My elementary school cafeteria had a better grasp of Mexican food, and the lunch ladies were better servers. I wish I could say the service could redeem it but our server messed up the order and kept forgetting everything. I got home and looked up the place only to find that they had posted a wanted ad on craigslist a few weeks ago asking for people to send in pictures with their resumes. Here's a tip: hire servers for their experience not their headshots and they might take better care of the customers!
Editorial Review – Visit New York City's Mad Dog and Beans for authentic Mexican cuisine.
Best Margarita in NYC!!! – I love mexican food... it's my thing. As a new yorker who truly appreciates the dos caminos / rosa mexicana and all the little side places, (baby bo's , mexican radio, tortilla flats, benny's, etc...), you know, they're all good at what they do, I do have to say that Mad Dog & Beans Cantina really is my new favorite. I don't know what it is about that guacamole, it is just the perfect recipe (I'm addicted!). This new little place is going to be a big thing, (especially with stone street in the summer), no matter what the cheapos say... You just can't beat the margaritas, the atmosphere is cool, the food is great, and the staff is super friendly... what more could a true mexican food lover ask for? Just go in and order a house margarita on the rocks (made with sauza), spicy guacamole, and the steak fajitas, and you'll be in heaven!
Beautiful Place To Get Ripped Off In – We live just a few blocks away from Mad Dog & Beans and work in the Wall Street Area. We frequent all the local watering holes and restaurants the Financial District has to offer, but mainly the Stone Street offerings.
We have been highly anticipating a new Mexican restaurant on Stone Street. We are big fans of Mexican food and were devestated to lose Radio Mexico last year from our 'hood. Mad Dog & Beans was supposed to be our new #1 Mexican treat. We watched the renovations take place every day and the place turned out amazing. The decor is rustic Mexican and no detail was omitted. The bar and restaurant are beautiful.
That's where the good things end. The menu does have everything you would expect at a Mexican restaurant, but at hugely inflated prices. A Chicken Burritto consisting mainly of rice and very little chicken is an appaling $15. A better deal can be found in Chipotle or Burrittoville fast food places, where you get a better Burritto for half the price. The nachos are an embarrassment at $10 for a dozen bite-sized chips individually spaced out. You have to see it to believe it.
The drinks are weak, small and way overpriced. The price comparison of Mad Dog & Beans to every other place on Stone Street is unbelievable. It is vastly different. For example a shot of Patron Silver is $11. And watch out for the Margaritas, at $12 a pop for a 7 ounce rocks glass you'll be unhappy to see the check.
A traditional bowl of chips and salsa, usually complimentary will cost you another $5, along with $5 more for some Pico DeGallo.
We are hoping that they figure out how better to fix into the Downtown Mix. Coming to Wall Street and thinking you can charge what you like and trying to rip everyone off in the process is not a good way to start a relationship in a new neighborhood.
It can only get better. A Mexican dinner for two (one starter and two mains) with a couple of Margaritas each shouldn't run you more than $110 before tax and tip!!!
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