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Maryann's - 20 Reviews - 168 8th Ave, New York, NY - Direct Selling Businesses Reviews - Phone (212) 633-0877


168 8th Ave (at Between 18th Street and 19th Street)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 633-0877
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Home made style Meican food, the best margaritas and cheap prices, make the best of Maryann's.


A couple of years ago, this was the place to be if you wanted excellent Mexican food. They must have changed management or lost their deal with the devil because now this place i...

It's Time To Shut Down This Place! 7/10/2009

A couple of years ago, this was the place to be if you wanted excellent Mexican food. They must have changed management or lost their deal with the devil because now this place is a DUMP! I can't believe this place has the guts to serve what theY do with a straight face! The salsa was embarrasing - slushy tomato paste with some cilantro. Are you serious? Then, the icing on the cake -- the server put my meal down with a warning of ""it's a hot plate."" So, of course I touched it and the plate was blazing hot. Why then, were the beans ICE COLD? Disgusting and, honestly, any Latino restaurant establishment that doesn't know enough to serve HOT beans should not be in business. My burrito was barely warm, and my lunch guest swore that her cheese was sour. It would've been great if there was a server around during our meal to complain to but it was 20 minutes before he reappeared. When I told him about the beans, he touched the underside of the plate and began to protest. He also denied that my friend's cheese was sour. ????? I told him the entire experience and food was unacceptable. DO NOT EAT HERE! Cons: EVERYTHING more

Tough Beef and Slop on a Plate 3/27/2009

Just had dinner at Maryann's and it was packed with people. They have far too many tables in the restaurant. I understand attempting to maximize the space, but it's ridiculous. We couldn't get up from our table without disturbing the couple dining next to us by asking them to get up to make space for our exit. The crazy part about the fact that it was crowded is the food was absolutely horrible. It was basically Mexican slop on a plate. I order the beef fajitas. The beef was completely overcooked and it was a tough cut of meat to begin with. It was like chewing on beef jerky. Surrounding the tough beef and peppers & onions on the plate was a sloppy pile of rice, beans, guacamole, melted cheese and lettuce. Just one big mountain of slop. Even the tortillas were terrible. They broke in half the second they were filled with the slop. I have NO idea why people go here. There are so many good Mexican restaurants within 10 blocks of Maryann's. I am completely bewildered. If you enjoy tough beef and slop, you will love this place. Pros: Free Chips & Salsa Cons: Tough, Overcooked Fajita Beef, Slope on a Plate, Overcrowded more

Reliable, solid Mexican 7/2/2008

Always dependable, some interesting dishes, not expensive. Good for families or groups. Can be loud, but it's part of the festive atmosphere. Pros: Dependable for good food, affordable, good for parties Cons: Can be noisy more


Went with a group of friends on a Friday night. Small place, but seemed like fun. Then our waitress put down a basket of chips- and a huge little legged insect (you all know what kind I mean) comes scurrying out of it! While trying to get it off the table, another one is crawling up the wall next to us! The waitress comes over and apologized by saying ""It's New York City. What do you expect?"" We never got to taste the food but I think the insect infestation makes it safe to say ""avoid at all costs!"" Pros: Good Location Cons: Insects more

Waste of Time and Money. Don't Get Your Hopes UP! 1/11/2007

I ate there and the food had no flavor whatsoever. the salsa was a can of tomatoes with no onions no spice - NADA! The service was lousy because none of the waiters would speak english. I got the hell out of there the fastest I could. Bottom Line - if you don't have any high expectations of good food, service or quality or taste then you won't mind wasting your time or money on this hole. Cons: Dirty, Impolite, Overpriced & NO FLAVOR more

worse place to enjoy a dinner out 6/7/2006

Just tried this place a few weekends ago. The hostess was not existent although there were clearly a group of about 10 employees in the back chatting with each other, not paying attention to customers. After about 10 minutes, we were seated - in the back - though there were plenty of window seats in the front available. After sitting there for about 15 minutes and trying to get eye contact with the many employees doing absolutely NOTHING in the back, we still were ignored. We finally left and now I'm writing this awful review because, essentially, they have no business operating a restaurant. This place truly sucked! Cons: horrible service more

eat at Chiptole for better service 9/14/2005

We went on Wednesday night the place was busy. The food was okay nothing to write home about but they were stingy on the serving. If I am paying $13 for an entree I want to see the chunkys of chicken. MOST DISAPPOINTING WAS THE SERVICE...THE WAITERESS WAS PLAIN RUDE. My friends was kind enough to leave her $6> I would have left her $0 and wrote her a rude comment! Never will I go back and would recommend anyone to a fastfood joint. Pros: Nice decro, Fast Cons: too LOUD to talk, Service =horrible, food not to tasty more

Horrible 8/16/2005

If you want Montezuma's revenge, then eat here. It is a cash only restaurant. No credit cards. Mushrooms on everything, even when not specifically listed on the menu. Terrible food. Will never go back. Cons: cash only more

Decent place, nothing great 7/13/2005

I work nearby and have eaten here a cuple of time. Decent food, good service, reasonable prices. Worth eathing at if you want Mexican food, not really worth going out of your way for it though Pros: Quick seating, Reasonable prices Cons: Good for groups more

Fabulous!!! 6/2/2005

Home made style Meican food, the best margaritas and cheap prices, make the best of Maryann's. more

They Don't Care 7/26/2004

Hungry for Mexican food, we sat down and ordered. The guacamole app. that we ordered never came, and after we told three different people, it still didn't come, but showed up on the bill. The food was sub-par, and they got our special orders wrong. The service was terrible, enver once refreshing our drinks and never once asking if we wanted anything else. Plus the flan tasted like it came from someone's shoe. more

Down Hill 12/18/2003

I used to recommend this restaurant to those looking for a comfortable place to chow on some Mexican food. Unfortunately, the food and service seem to get worse with each visit. Like any New Yorker, I enjoy dining late, and slipped into Mary Ann's sometime around 10pm on a Saturday night. The waiter was blatantly rude and ""accidentally"" brought us pure hobanero sauce instead of spicy salsa. Each entree was brought out at a different time, and did not have the same side dishes that were listed on the menu. I still suggest trying this place out, but don't go with high expectations and certainly don't go after 8pm. Pros: Food Combinations Cons: Service, Consistancy more

I'm deaf! 5/19/2003

Was there on a saturday night for dinner, not only did we have to wait 1/2 hour to be seated, but the place was so cramped and so unbelievably loud that we were all screaming at each other. Food was decent and service was pretty quick considering the crowds, but not a particularly pleasurable eating experience. more

Heimy 1/3/2003

the best mexican Restaurant in NYC, I Love the services, food and margaritas. Is a places were you could be yourself> Hi to JENNY, Eric, Richie and Humberto the best staff. more

Good place for brunch! 10/28/2002

Mary Ann's is a fave of ours for brunch and I love how you can almost always get a seat. Lots of vegie choices on the menu and a comfy atmosphere. more

Keeping it Real 10/18/2002

Mary Ann's is one of my favorite resturants ever. I bring everyone I know here, and they always leave with firm plans to return. The food is fantastic, filling, and underpriced, and with such an extensive menu there is something for every taste. A picky-about-Mexican friend from Arizona admitted recently that it is easily comparable in quality to any place he's ever been. The atmosphere is cozy and short, if you haven't tried Mary Ann's yet, you are missing out on one of the best staple restaurants in New York. more

Pasta Ladies of Cleveland 8/13/2002

I have had the pleasure of visiting a couple of Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurants and have been impressed with the food, the quality of service and the atmosphere. Everytime I plan to be in New York City, I make it a point to visit one of Mary Ann's Mexican Restaurants. I especially like the guacamole - it is out of this world!!!! more

Mexican? You've Got to be Kidding! 7/28/2002

This place is second rate, college kid Tex-Mex at best. Most dishes are smothered in melted cheese or merely mediocre; flan is flat and pedestrian, drenched in tasteless sugar syrup; and even its supposedly best feature - the margarita - is a hit-or-miss affair. Some nights they were just awful. Once they even called it melon when it had AT MOST a shot of midori. I wouldn't even step foot in there if it weren't b/c that was the most convenient place to go that fit in everyone's price range for my group after our evening volunteer shift (always under my protestation, of course). Now I gently steer them away by offering alternate options in the neighborhood. Maryann's is the American bastardization of Mexican food at its worst form! Cons: EVERYTHING more

cramped but cheap 7/16/2002

The food here is cheap and pretty good, but the margaritas are the real treat. Also, it's nice because they make everything in-house. more

Mexican Food Madhouse 5/30/2002

The food here's pretty solid fare -- no big surprises, but tasty enough Mexican and Mexican-like standards. The space can get insane, though -- too many tables, too crowded together -- so it's a better option for lunch or offpeak hours than the crazed crush from cocktail time on. Unless, of course, you like that kind of thing. more
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  • In Short
    This Chelsea location attracts a lively dinner crowd with its casual, festive decor and broad menu of Mexican favorites, ranging from standard burritos and enchiladas to more...

  • 12/7/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 12pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat 12pm-11:30pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Chelsea, Midtown