789 9th Avenue, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.765215 -73.988100
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Waste! – Walking up to the restaurant I was nervous because of the fading old storefront signs and cheesy logo, but we marched in anyway with hopes of the food proving itself worthy. Oh no. We tried the bar lunch menu which is supposed to be cheaper but is actually way too much money for what you get. The place smells like garbage, the bar smells like cleaner and the food looks and smells like your summer camp cafeteria. The 'free' soup is beans, the side dishes are beans and the teeny burritos and chimichangas have no meat inside and taste similar to the Lean Cuisine version. The margarita is okay and you'll probably get excited with the real fruit in the strawberry and raspberry versions, but you might as well have gotten a smoothie instead because there's zero alcohol in these suckers.
Very disappointing!! :( – I was really excited to try one of the overhyped margarita's, but was extremely disappointed in the drink when it arrived. It was barely cold, too sweet and tasted like it didn't have any tequila at all. for $11+ a drink, it was really disappointing. The food. The portions were decent for the price, but I asked for a side of hot sauce to accompany my dish and was served a sweet garlic chili sauce instead. This place is definately not worth the money or the effort to get there.
User review by cpool33 – The strawberry frozen margaritas are the best - real strawberries. The food is always fresh and tasty. It's sometimes a bit loud, but is a reliable place for a good meal. In the winter, the taco soup is the best - pretty spicy, with lots of veggies. As good or better than what Mom made.
Best Margaurita in New York fresh food – MiNiditos is the best place to get a Marguarita. It is smooth and strong. I have been going to MiNiditos for at least 10 years recommending it to my friends, especially woman friends, as a place you can go alone or with friends to relax and enjoy a healthful Mexican menu with the freshest ingrediants and the best Marguarity you will find in many states.
DON'T BE FOOLED by the high best-of rating! – Worst customer service (i.e. management) ever. Although the food wasn't bad, the service was so horrible, that I didn't even get to finish half of my lunch because the waitress never came back to my table after serving me. Ran out of tortillas for fajitas and couldn't get anyone's attention to come back to my table. Also never received one refill for my drink. Finally had to leave my table (in very cramped quarters) to flag down the bartender. By this time, my food was cold. Only ONE waitress was on staff for the rush lunch hour. To make matters worse, the assistant manager said she could only take $2 off my fajitas (priced at $16) that I had not even eaten half of. Had the nerve to tell me I should have gotten up from my table to find someone to serve me. TERRIBLE experience.
Wrong Hype – This was the worst experience that I have ever had eating dinner. The service sucked. The ladies were more worried about talking to themselves then waiting on us. The food was undercooked and was skimpy compared to the over prices on everything. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. Chevys on 42nd street was the best experience I had this weekend in New York. Check that one out if you want true Mexican food in a true mexican atmosphere
Friendly Mexican lunch and dinner, with sizeable fruity margaritas. – The Scene
The name means "my little nest," and it's appropriate: the setting is cozy, with a small bar area in the front and tables in the back. Paintings and arty sconces spruce up the amber walls a bit, but by and large the decor is minimal. Service is quick and warm, though occasionally harried. The clientele is businesslike at lunch, and more neighborhoody at dinner.
Mi Nidito's menu offers a considerable array of Mexican standards, with a separate page for seafood, such as King crab enchiladas, and another for vegetarian dishes such as almond-sauteed vegetables. Everything tastes super fresh: vegetable quesadilla, thick with fresh spinach, mushrooms and cheese, arrives with homemade guacamole; ribeye fajitas are nicely charred; and chimichanga filled with shrimp, scallops and lobster is rich as can be. The sopaipillas--honey-drenched pastry pillows served with housemade mango ice cream--are a treat.
Great! – Can't believe I have worked only one block from this gem for the past 3 years and never noticed it! I did a Citysearch check last night for a last minute meal for two, and saw this high rating, so we went to check it out. WOW! The food, service and atmosphere are perfect... great casual mexican! Be sure you arrive hungry... portions are generous. All of the ingredients are fresh and tasty. We shared the double layer seafood quesadilla as an appetizer... yum! The fajitas and burritos were delicious... along with the chunky homemade guac!
yum! – last month, I had my 30th birthday party here with 10 guests. a great time was had by all. the waitstaff was very friendly and the food and drinks were terrific. go on an empty stomach, the portion sizes are substantial. this is the best mexican food i've had since moving to nyc 2 years ago from texas. an extensive menu for vegetarians.
if you are going to have a large group, i would recommend calling ahead. it's a small place and i'm sure the staff would appreciate a heads up.
good neighborhood Mexican – I've been going to Mi Nidito for years, since it's in my 'work' neighborhood. They have great lunch deals...and the servers have always been friendly and efficient. I love the homemade salsa. There's a nice variety of vegetarian entrees as well, (I love the vegetable chimichanga). It's not gourmet, it's good, so I give them a solid 7. The atmosphere is okay...not romantic or anything...but fun for groups. The portions are generous and I always leave with a smile on my face.
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