If you visit MX but want to stay within the comfort-American-zone, this is the right place. It is a nice bar with a nice ambiance, ok food and very expensive dishes/drinks (even for NY standards). So if your intention is to have a drink, prepare yourself to pay no less than $10 plus tip for a margarita or a simple glass of wine. cheapest dishes are arpund $18. some get close to $32
On the safe side, Hardwood doesn't have anything to do with MX or Mexican cuisine, therefore it will save you from fears of being attacked either by intruding bacteria or by unsavory Spanish speaking characters.
One thing you should know is that it is not on the beach so the mosquitoes are furious here. Try to get in after 9pm when the smoke and smell of citronella torches would have taken care of most bugs.
The great thing is that it is a copy of some hip bars of NYC. Still, it doesn't have the cool of Franklin ave/Wburg bars and restaurants in Bklyn but it will pass as a decent place in which gringos mingle without noticing they are in MX.