83 Pearl St, New York, NY | Directions 1000440.704074 -74.010138
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Financial District, Financial District (Wall Street)
Twitter Account Needs Update – Correct Twitter handle is @maddogandbeans
Thanks jss547! It did need updating. The page should show the correct one soon.
You should be embarrassed... – How can you F*$k up Mexican food?! I'm from southern CA and even the worst Mexican places there are 100% better then this place....The first time i went to this place the food was so bad it really did make me a Mad Dog.. So i though we'll maybe it was an off night or i picked the wrong plate. Well i didnt learn my lesson the first time, i went back and it was worse. The tacos were cold, small, the meat was hard, and to add insult to injury...it expensive. I'm sorry Citysearch but having this restaurant as the 8th recommended Mexican in NYC makes you look really really bad. I'm embarrassed for the owners and embarrassed for anyone that recommended it. Maybe you should put your Mexican staff in the kitchen rather then cleaning up. Just a thought. Good luck!
Great place for Authentic Mexican food!!! – I had a craving for Mexican food and stumped upon Mad Dog & Beans. The hostess was very friendly and seated my friend and I right away. Our server was very helpful and answered every question we had about the food. Our food came in about 15 minutes and it was just the right temperature and tasted great and so fresh! The presentation of the appetizers, entrees and dessert was amazing!The margaritas were magnificent!I would defenitly recommend Mad Dog & Beans to all my friends, my family, coworkers, just everyone! It was the best experience!
Ehhhh keep looking – Had my friends b-day party a few weeks ago and the service for the event was horrendous. The staff was uncooperative, unresponsive and Rude . Their private dining experience is a disaster. The food was alright but it is nothing to brag about but their drinks are good....I have to be fair about that. Will not spend my money here again. Find another Mex spot.
Ahhhh if you must – Not a bad place to stop for a beer but it is very expensive for Mexican food. Bartenders don't always pay attention but the beers are cold and drinks are good.
Delicious Fajitas & Awesome Atmosphere/Setting, but the service is a bit slow – The setting is amazing, and especially wonderful in the summer when you can sit under th stars and share dinner/drinks with a few hundred other Manhattanites...
The Fajitas are delicious (the best thing I have had there, after being there 3 times, my husband gets something different, and always wishes he ordered what I got!) However, the service is pretty slow, even on a relatively empty/slow night. Recently, on my birthday, we ordrerd a round of drinks (which are light on alcohol, so if you want to get drunk, you may just want to get shots elsewhere)and waited over 40 minutes for our meal, at which point the waitress said they forgot our order but would bring us free nachos (it was already 10pm and we just wanted our dinner!) so we asked for two free drinks (1 for each of us) instead, and the manager refused. I think it's pretty absurd that after we waited over and hour total for our food that we couldn't get ANYTHING ELSE but chips?
I would go back because the rest of NYC Mexican is so awful, but don't go when you're in a rush!
I am a regular but I have to be honest... – I work in the Financial District and I won't lie, I go out after work ... a lot! Mad Dog has a really great, fun staff and it's the best place to hang out with coworkers on that odd weekday... if you leave after two drinks. On more than one occasion I've been smacked with a $200 bill for what amounted to very little. I've known coworkers that have spent even more! While the margharita's are tasty, at that price I'd like to see a little more alcohol please. The food is yummy, I especially like the guacomole but when you're already drinking two pitchers and ordering dinner, do you really think it's good form to charge $5 for an extra serving of nachos for the guac? On another occasion I had the Nacho appetizer mentioned and I too was astounded at what was served (considering the price) -- figure this, I can tell you that I had exactly 6 nachos and the person that I was sharing with had 4. I concur that the burritos, though traditionalist (containing more rice and beans than meat) are a bit steep too. All in all, a lovely place but I think the prices bring this restuarant into the average to below average range .. well at least for me!
Don't Waste Your Money - Go to Chipotle Instead – A great location on Stone Street (arguably the coolest street of restaurants in Manhattan) goes to waste with this newcomer. $15 for a non-descript burrito and absurd prices for margarita pitchers which are not all that good. The service is good enough - a bit patronizing actually, but the main issue is the food is way too expensive givens its mediocre quality and unoriginality you're given. Chipotle's Mexican food is many orders of magnitude better. Or if you're really looking to spend money, check out other Mexican joints where the food is much better than Mad Dog.
As a resident of lower Manhattan, I hope this place doesn't last long so something which tastes better and is more reasonable can come into the awesome real estate that Mad Dog is taking up.
If you are on an expense account, I still wouldn't recommend this spot.
Best Phony Mexican Food Place – This is a most attractive venue in which to get "mugged" by a willing but unprofessional waitstaff as they serve you inauthentic Mexican food at very authentic exhorbitant USA dollar prices. That doesn't even begin to describe the drink costs which you would need to be intoxicated to pay. Unless you are spending your ill gained Wall Street bonus here (as most of the loud crowd seems to be doing), then you would be better served by going uptown to Dos Caminos for a more gentle ripoff.
Delicious Rip Off – The Good:
1) Great atmosphere
2) yummy food
3) delicious margaritas
4) wonderful staff
1) They charge for chips and salsa
2) Fajitas are $25!!!
3) Guacamole is $12!!!!
4) Somehow my sister and I had guacamole and chips, split dinner, ordered 2 drinks each and the bill came to $100.
This place is right across from my apartment, but I rarely go because of the crazy prices.
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