Mayahuel – CLOSED

Mexican; specializing in tequila and mezcal, Cocktail Bar
http://mayahuelny.com/home.php
304 E. 6th St. – East Village

We have been wanting to try this spot since the staff at a bar called Rickhouse in San Francisco told us about it. What a cool spot! It’s small and cozy, there’s plenty of good food and plenty of good libations. The menu is a tad overwhelming, but in the end I don’t think you could lose with any cocktail. The service was good, not pretentious and the atmosphere well done. I would go back for sure.

our booth

We chose tequila cocktails from the ‘Agave Fresco Cocktail List’.  There are a ton of lists.  To the tequila aficionado, this is heaven on earth.  See our comments by cocktail and dish.  We tried to keep it relatively simple:

COCKTAILS

SEÑORITA
REPOSADO TEQUILA, ORANGERIE, LIME, AGAVE NECTAR & GRAPEFRUIT BITTERS 13
this was pretty close to a margarita

FLAMING LIPS
HOT PEPPER/SALTED RIM, TEQUILA, ?
this one had some heat, not sure it’s recommended

RANDY COCKTAIL
TEQUILA, LIME, SALT WITH A ‘MEZCAL RINSE’
loved this, it was a smoky, non-sweet margarita served up

FOOD

CROQUETAS
BLACK BEAN & PLAINTAIN WITH CHORIZO AND CHEESE SMOKED TOMATO 10
delicious and smoky, we got these by accident but ate them anyway!

TAMALES
WHITE CORN MASA WITH CHOICE OF: ROASTED CORN AND CHARRED POBLANO 10
OR MOLE BRAISED CHICKEN 12
SERVED WITH PICO DE GALLO, GUACAMOLE & CREMA FRESCA
we had one of each tamale – they were for the most part flavorless crap

COCHINITA
BRAISED PORK BELLY WITH PAPAYA MANGO MUSTARD 14
fantastic, mix up the pork belly with the onion tortillas and mango chutney!

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