Vida Verde

4.4
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Fun
  • Happy Hour
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

New York meets Mexico at Vida Verde. Our own exploration of well-loved Mexican fare married with New York’s casual and metropolitan approach to food and drinks. Vida Verde is a tri-level space, a color bomb of food, drinks and the occasional graffiti wall mural, boasting a ‘Margarita Market’ on its rooftop patio space. Our guests can immerse themselves right into the tastes and sounds of Mexico all whilst being enveloped by true Manhattan. Vida's Boozy Brunchacha every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-4pm, boasts a wild experience, with DJ's, Dancing, Debauchery and much more! Your entree and 3 drinks are included for $45 per person.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Open Daily: 11:00am - 4:00am Lunch : Mon - Fri: 11:00am -4:00pm Brunch: Sat - Sun: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm-10:00pm Late Night Menu: 11:00am - 2:00am
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Phone number
(646) 657-0565
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Adrian Ramirez
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Catering
Please see www.vidaverdeny.com to view and order from our Catering Menu
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Entertainment
DJ: Friday & Saturday Night, and Saturday & Sunday Brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 211 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LY
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

My overall experience was really good! Met up with a few girlfriends and we had a great time. We arrived early for our reservation and requested to be seated if at all possible and they were very accommodating! The waitress was great and the decor was super cute. I can't comment on how good the drinks were because I had a beer & a shot. The food was pretty average. Never the less I would recommend it to certain friends since we had a very time.

MH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere for those who are looking for a good time. Younger crowd, loud music, great for a Friday night out. Loved the experience! Very strong drinks. Food was ok, expensive for portions but not bad. Going to rooftop after dinner was really nice, there’s also a bar on the rooftop. It was crowded but nothing you wouldn’t expect in nyc on a Friday night. Still a very pleasant crowd & experience. Really enjoyed my 21st birthday here

KM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this place, it was very loud though. The tacos were perfection of course and the churros were the best I have ever had.

UW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun happy hour. The spicy mescal margarita was delicious

MP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Wayyyyy too loud. As a restaurant, music amplitude should support the food experience not overwhelm it. Food just good; so many Mex restaurants to choose from, many with more interesting fare. Kudos on the fresh quac. My initial server was sullen at the end of his shift. His replacement offered a vastly enhanced notion of contentment. I would return for the mezcal Bloody Mary with a side of guac but not with someone with whom I wished to converse.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The live DJ was so loud to the point that it was very uncomfortable.

N
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone from the hostess to the bartenders, waitresses, DJ and cleaners were welcoming and amazing! We had an amazing time celebrating my significant other’s birthday! Everyone was awesome.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a surprise 50th birthday party at Vida verde and the staff were great and helped us pull it off without a hitch! Food and cocktails were excellent. Would definitely go again. I missed the rooftop but others said it was great too.

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

The music was GROTESQUELY loud. We were told it was because there was a DJ working a party but it has been loud before too. It was deafening, just an unacceptable noise level.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great environment and friendly staff. I would recommend the girl that stands at the door ( she seems to be Loss Prevention) to be more approachable and friendly with costumers.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great first experience. I will definitely be a repeat diner.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Always a great time if you can get a table!

v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Good place to vibe. Food and drinks are a little too expensive for portion size and flavor.

OT
Chiba
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The table we had was too small to sit for 10 person.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant's deco is beautifully colorful. They have nice murals and little details that are welcoming and give a spark of happiness to the place. The hostess are friendly and accommodate you quickly upon your arrival.
The music varies between different genres; however, if you are looking to have a nice dinner to talk, this may not be the best place to do so since the volume of the music is very high.
I've been there three times. For the first two times, the food was amazing and I kept coming back, then the third time, we tried the guacamole with pork belly, and we didn't like it that much. It was very greasy. So we recommend the plain guac better. The tacos are also good as well as the quesadillas.
They do have vegetatian options as well.
The drink are good, but a somewhat overpriced.
And finally, it's best to make a reservation since the place gets busy.

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Recommend this place for the vibe , food , drinks and rooftop .Loved it !!!

A
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my birthday weekend, and my friends and I had such a wonderful time here!! The food for brunch (I got the enchiladas and my boyfriend got the Mexican poutine) was amazing! Everyone was super friendly & they gave us shots for my birthday! The dj came on around 1:30 or so and he did a great job! Highly recommend the blueberry coconut margarita as well. Thank you! We’ll definitely be back!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved this place and their food was amazing! I’ll def be coming back.

MS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food tasted great but it was too pricey for the amount and quality compared to equally good Mexican restaurants like El Centro in Hell’s Kitchen. Even though the waitress was very kind to us we felt rushed, she kept asking if we were done even though we were still eating. I don’t know why you ask on your website if there is a special occasion, because i specify it was a birthday and still didn’t get any special offerings. I had to ask the waitress for a cake. It would be nice that if you ask things like that for the host and waiter to be aware and make it somehow special.

JT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food portions were very small. My $15 quesadilla was thin, luke warm, and only about the size of half an average quesadilla. The $11 elote, is 1 ear of corn cut into thirds. And our $20 punch bowl was about 20oz of liquid with a lot of juice and a little alcohol. Our food came out quick but we waited 20 minute for our drink to come out and they were kind to offer us complimentary shots for the wait. However, since the food portions were so small, we ended up going out to a pub immediately after we left to get more food. All in all, the food was mediocre, the ambiance was interesting inside but the rooftop bar (which you can’t eat at our reserve for small parties) is MUCH smaller in person than in pictures. Save your money and spend it on better food, better prices and better ambiance and service.

NP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is cute and the food was good. The drinks was also good. Would visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The place and ambiance were great. Service was really bad waiters were very very rude.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food and drinks were very good and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend the frozen margaritas, street corn, and fish tacos.

WH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were a group of 8 and went early on a Friday evening pre-show at the Neil Simon theater which was only 3 blocks away. The restaurant was packed. Very loud on the first floor, not quite as loud on the second floor. We had an excellent waiter who was attentive and engaging. The frozen margaritas were as advertised - very smooth. Tableside guac, chicken enchiladas, and cauliflower tacos were all very good. Didn't seem to be any heat in anything though.

D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Was a fun place

R
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Restaurant didn't have reservation I made 2 weeks ago.

KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were excellent, but their reservation policy is intolerable. They only sit you if your entire party is there, otherwise they make you wait (even if you tell them that you’re ready to order for the people who are on their way).

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The service was great, but the hostess was terrible I had just been here for lunch 2 weeks prior and had no issues. Today the hostess “greeted” us with a scowl and told us it was 21+. I replied that that is only after 4 and it is only 1:45. She then asked if we had a reservation. We did. Then she kept telling us about the age limit. We sat down after a bit if back and forth. When we were leaving at 2 she was also denying someone for being underage with her mom. I tried to help but I’m not sure it did anything. Beware with kids of any age other than over 21. On a positive note the food and servers are excellent!!!

JA
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT , TACO PORTIONS WERE SMALL BUT VERY GOOD. DRINKS WERE REALLY GOOD (PRICEY) BUT BARTENDERS WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND ENERGETIC. MUSIC WAS REALLY GOOD.

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

This place was fun. Wasn't the best boozy brunch in my opinion but it was enjoyable with a nice rooftop.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent as well as service

JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It had good drinks and a very fun decor. Order an appetizer if you're hungry because the entrees are tiny! We ended up buying more food at our next stop.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pretty cool place. Very nice looking. Drink menu leaves much to be desired but it was fun. Waitstaff was excellent.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

It was hard to get the waiters’ attention here and there but I’d still be coming back, loved the vibe!

PP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was phenomenal. The fact that the wait staff kept changing and I had to ask each of the three servers for ice before I received it was annoying. They were not busy just not paying attention.

I would definitely go back but I had to state my beef.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. My wife and I came in for a show and dinner, to me the best part was the dinner. Food was excellent, had the streak burrito as well as the EMPANADAS DE HONGO. The margaritas were on the money. The ambience was great very colorful. Can't wait to come back and hope the weather is better so we can eat on the roof top.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place in the city, if only the music was not as loud as it was (felt like a night club), it was impossible to keep the conversation going as you barely could hear a person across you. But the ambiance of the place was great, the food was ok, the service was amazing!

J
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere of this place is amazing, very young & energetic. I loved the colorful decor and art. The food was decent, we ordered a few small plates, they didn't blow me away though. I expect this place mostly focuses on their bar, which makes sense. We got a pitcher of margs and they were delicious and strong. We went here before going to a broadway show, it was the perfect location.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The restaurant was nice with a great rooftop deck. Our server was fine just not very friendly.

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun colorful place with a cool vibe! Although the menu looks very casual, the food was quite good. The layout of the place is very hip and offers both young and old and great time!

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