||We can only assume this
location was opened to catch the overflow from Mary Ann's 77th St.
location. We're going to let the owners in on a little secret: people
don't like coming to 93rd St. and 2nd Ave. unless they are 17 year-olds
looking to get into a bar, shady dudes buying a large shipment of
stolen electronic equipment, or sad folks who live on 93rd Street
and 1st Ave. Luckily for them, there are those of us desperate enough
for Mexican to make the two block journey for overcooked fajitas and
frosty margaritas to make it worth their while to stay open. We wouldn't
call business at this location brisk, especially considering the size
of the place. This is another one of those weird spaces in the UES
that can't seem to retain a tenant. It has held everything from an
Irish pub to a Japanese and then an Italian restaurant. They all failed.
People from 72nd St. aren't going to go slumming up in this area.
They'd rather wait an hour for a table at the other UES location.
We hope management's miscalculations on the demand for a Mexican restaurant
in this area doesn't cause its demise. We can't see a lot of people
bidding for the 25 ft. cactus/column in the front bar or another UES
space with bizarre dimensions and horrible location. [MF]
Mary Ann's (East Village)
Mary Ann's (Upper East