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Maz Mezcal Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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316 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-4603
+1 212-472-1599
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had diner there. On 86th street. Food was very good and tasty and we enjoyed our evening. Service was fast, attentive and friendly. We will come back!

Thank 367PierreA
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We had ordered before from this restaurant and found it quite good. Not sure what happened tonight but the food we ordered tonight was inedible and both my husband and I are not feeling well after eating. We had chicken fajitas, beef fajitas and pork fajitas. Couldn't tell the difference between the beef and pork. Both were so overcooked that... More 

Thank jacky1028
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had reservation and we're seated promptly. Drinks were good with great tequila menu. They also have good selection of wine. Salsa were great. Portions were small. D sent was just ok. Staff was amazing. Looked like most of the clients were repeat abd staff knew all by names. Worth going again for food and service.

Thank Papppuu
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went on a Friday night. We had reservations. We were seated at a corner table for four which was perfect. It is lively and the service is very good. We had shrimp fajitas, a sombrero, and short rib tacos. The food was hot, well cooked, and very tasty. The portions are large. My daughter and I shared the shrimp... More 

Thank alexander.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

delicious paella and some of the best guacamole I have ever had. Big bar scene and a little noisy on a Friday night.

Thank j p
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been coming to Maz Mezcal for years. I order the same thing every time steak fajitas and they are always amazing. They give every table chips with pico de gallo, red sauce and green sauce. The green sauce is so good I wish they sold bottles of it!! You know this is a good spot it's been open... More 

Thank Sheenasheen
New York City, New York
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This gets 2 stars for the service only. The food was inedible and cost me far too much money. Being a retaliative novice to Mexican food, I ordered one of their combination plates to try a range of dishes such as a burrito, enchilada, taco etc. What I received was a pile of mush thrown together and covered in melted... More 

Thank Gareth T
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The bar crowd is pretty good and the drinks are well priced. The food is really the average Mexican staples of tacos, salads, Chimichangas and burritos... The steaks are not bad and quite flavorful. I'm not a fan of their desserts but the frozen margaritas make up for that.... Nice place to go with a friend or group.

Thank Gustave D
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Used to be a weekly go to for me and the bar area is awesome. Best mexican on the UES hands down and the margaritas as well as guac is absolutely killer! Major bonus that the staff is amazing and they play the Mets games on the little TV in the bar area. Definitely not a sports bar by any... More 

Thank Christopher A
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I grew up in LA so my standards for Mexican food are quite high. The guacamole at this restaurant is good but the food is decent by NYC standards but in terms of authenticity just average. Good margaritas as well.

Thank Bmac2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-4603
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-472-1599

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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