Cinco de Mayo in NYC – Mad Dog and Beans Restaurant

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Mardi Gras - Minnie in Manhattan

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Mardi Gras - Minnie in Manhattan

Mardi Gras- Minnie in Manhattan

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Battery Park view 4 - Minnie in Manhattan

Battery Park View - Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Battery Park view- Minnie in Manhattan

Minnie in Manhattan

Battery Park view - Minnie in Manhattan

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’m sharing some photos taken at one of my favorite downtown restaurants, Mad Dog and Beans.You may have already seen an older post featuring this spot, but I eat there pretty often and I think it deserves another appearance on the blog. If you’re looking for a place to grab a drink today, here it is. This Mexican restaurant serves up hearty portions of deliciously fresh guacamole, with just the right amount of heat ranging from mild to spicy. It’s pretty much a given that you’ll have an order of the guac and chips to start any meal you’r sitting down for. All of the food tastes authentic and fresh, and the drinks are just as tasty (and strong)!  Whether you sit down for brunch on the weekend, a weekday lunch, or a dinner any night of the week, the food will always make you happy – especially during brunch, when you’ll get a complimentary cocktail and coffee 🙂 As if that wasn’t enough reasons to visit Mad Dogs, it’s perfect location on Historic Stone Street  makes it an even more enjoyable experience. With plenty of outdoor seating, it’s a great spot for people watching and great for a group of friends (I also love that Minnie can hang out with us at our seats and that the staff is so pet friendly). Since it’s so close to the water, John and I often walk off our meal along the river or take a quick trip to Battery Park to enjoy the warmer weather we’ve had. A view of the water immediately makes me forget all the stresses of the week and relax. The sound of waves rolling into the boat docks, the smell of  salty water, and the sight of seagulls perched stoically on the wooden guard rails takes me to a place that seems far away from the busy streets of  New York City. The best part is, I didn’t have to leave the city to get there. It’s also the perfect place for Minnie to run around and play in the sun.

Luckily, today is Cinco de Mayo which will bring some fun to this Monday. Share how you’ll be celebrating by leaving a comment 🙂

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