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Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina

83 Pearl St., New York, NY 10004 40.703959 -74.010327
nr. Stone St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-269-1177 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

maddogandbeans.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-11:30pm; Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at South Ferry; 4, 5 at Bowling Green; R at Whitehall St.-South Ferry

Prices

$14-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

State St. to Wall St., Front St. to Broadway

Profile

On historic Stone Street, Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina recreates a South of the Border saloon. Attracting locals and South Street Seaport tourists by day, by night it’s a rowdy watering hole for young financiers looking to let loose. While the ground floor focuses on libations, especially margaritas and 100 tequilas, the upstairs is dedicated to dining. Recycled barn wood covers the walls and complements the antique-style wooden chairs and tables imported from Mexico. Black and white photos of Pancho Villa and his bandolero-clad compadres and an enormous chandelier with Edison light bulbs evoke a distant time. As for the eats, the guacamole is a highlight. Presented in a stone molcajete, it admirably balances creamy avocados, zingy lime juice, and aromatic cilantro. Requests for spiciness are duly accommodated with devilishly piquant fresh jalapeño peppers. Beef fajitas are less successful: The tasty, cumin-infused meat is submerged beneath a damp slurry of sautéed peppers and onions, turning what should be a sizzling, grilled dish into a silent, stewy one. Despite some miscues, Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina is a step up from average.

Recommended Dishes

Guacamole, $12

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