525 Hudson St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.734046 -74.006402
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
New Favorite – I stumbled upon Mexicana Mama a few weeks ago and boy am I glad I did! The decor is cute and fun and the staff was really helpful.
I had a lot of questions about the menu, because I don't like anything super spicy, but the waitress very patiently helped me navigate the menu. I ordered guacamole and chips which was so fresh, and the chicken enchiladas. The enchiladas were cheesy and delicious and the portion was very big, so I even had leftovers. I also ordered a ginger margarita that was so amazing I had a 2nd one for dessert!
I will definitely go back to Mexicana Mama soon! It seems like a great little spot for a fast lunch or a fun dinner with a friend. The space is really small so I probably wouldn't go with too large a group.
DONT DO IT! WASTE OF MONEY! SHOE BOX BAD FOOD!!!! – IM A MEXICAN GIRL FROM TEXAS AND THIS PLACE WAS SUCH A WASTE OF MONEY!!!
MY BOYFRIEND AND I SPENT $120.00 AND LEFT FELLING FULL OF CHIPS BECAUSE OUR PLATES WERE SO SMALL WE FILLED UP ON CHIPS! I DONT KNOW WHAT PART OF MEXICO THEY GET THE RECIPES FROM BUT MEXICAN RICE SHOULD NOT BE HARD!!! IT WAS WAY TO CRAMPED I HATE PEOPLES BUTTS BY MY PLATE OF HARD RICE WHEN TRYING TO SCOOT BUY TO SIT!!! OVER ALL IT WAS OVER RATED & WAY OVER PRICED!!! BETTER FOOD AT TACO BELL!!!LOL THE OWNER SHOULD TAKE A TRIP TO MEXICO BETTER YET INVITE REAL MEXICANS TO EAT AT THERE SHOE BOX AND GET THERE REVIEWS!!! 2 THUMBS WAY DOWN!!
My favorite! – I LOVE the food here. The Cheese Chili Rellenos is amazing! And I love the guacomole, the marguaritas, the salads, the fish, and it's a treat when they have that Baked apple dessert special. The service, the ambience, it's always really friendly and neighborly.
Way to average for the amount of subway transfers – This "very" west village Mexican eatery, has the charm but the food doesn't back it up.
We started with the guacamole, which was pretty good--though it lacked the at table preparation that is in style right now. The margaritas were very fresh, but quite tart, and aren't very potent.
For the main course, we had chile relleno and the chicken mole burrito. The chicken didn't have any of the very unique flavor of mole. It did feature fresh grilled veggies in it, but just really didn't have a lot of flavor--a big disappointment for mole lovers. The chile relleno had very fresh ingredients, but it was nothing special.
Overall, Mexicana Mama was very forgettable--just another Mexican restaurant that doesn't seem to find much inspiration in classic dishes.
SMALL and EXPENSIVE – The food here is pretty good overall and the service was great- but the space is SO cramped.. and the bathroom is scary.
yummy drinks-- but small portions that cost too much!
Best Mexican in NYC!! – I love mexican food and this place is the best! The sauces are original and the menu is so varied, that there is always a good choice. I'm a regular and have never had a bad meal. Just be prepared from a little bit of a wait, and close eating quarters. Not the best for a date, but great for dining with friends. I highly recommend it! Oh yeah, and the margs are the best...
no me gusto – this food is not good-period. tacos were not flavorful at ALL. my "salad dressing" was paste- literally- thicker than hummus. the chicken was fatty in everything. i do like their salsa, but the rest of the food was so bad it didn't make up for it.
Was Great, Hope it still is... – Ever since Julieta left I just don't know...
All they have to do is follow her recipes to the dot and never change a thing and Mexicana Mama will continue to be the best Mexican this city will likely ever see.
No vale la pena – Definitely not worth the hype. While I liked my chicken mole burrito enough-- it was nothing to write home about. The dried out rice on the side was also quite unappealing.
Yummy! – Wow! The salsa was great! You can not get this stuff in a jar! We waited a half hour for a table, against our will, but definitely worth the wait.
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