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Chavela's

736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
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Ranked #174 of 4,462 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Longmont, Colorado
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170 reviews 170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Love the funky vibe of this hopping corner Mexican kachina...decor is fitting and noise level pretty high, but okay. Guacamole was tasty, trio of salsas interesting. I had the chille relano and it was okay, nothing special I eat genuine Mexican in Colorado, this is definitely NYC version-okay but not great!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Even if your not staying in the Brooklyn area, I would still recomend eating here. We lived in Manhattan, and took the subway over to Brooklyn just to eat there. And it was totally worth it! Such a good food experience! And they have the best guacamole I ever tasted! You get good service, and the food does'nt take long... More

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Le Roy, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We were in Brooklyn to visit family this past weekend. We went there on a busy Friday night. After a quick 10 minute wait we got a table for the 4 of us. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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New York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The guacamole was like paste, maybe it is my preference for chunky style, I did not like it, my friends did. The dished were average, nothing to rave about. However, the building is an old, prewar style. The ceiling looks like an original, with great character of the past. The restaurant itself, is also nicely decorated and has a pleasant... More

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Great food and friendly service. Only drawback is no reservations so the wait can sometimes be long. The drinks are great. Try the homemade lemonade. The food is all great and portions pretty big. Do not miss the guacamole and chips which they refill and the different salsas. The tostadas are excellent, as also the shrimp ceviche. Must go.

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is one if my favorite neighborhood places. I'm there at least once a week. Love the ambiance the service is always great .It's a nice place to go for after work drinks, and tapas or also great for a date night or out with the family. The food is always satisfying the drinks are as well. The steak with... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great lunch menu for 6.95$ per choice. Food is OK, but not great. Atmosphere is really cool. But since I went there for the food, it's only 3 stars.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was the best red sangria I've ever had! It was perfectly balanced & super refreshing on the hot humid afternoon that we dined there. We each had the lunch special, a chicken-mole tamale and an avocado tostada. My date and I thought it was perfect in both flavor and portion-size; the price was also reasonable. Fun cozy atmosphere as... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had trouble finding good Mexican food nearby but no such problem four hours away in Brooklyn! My lunch combo of a cheese-jalapeno tamale and chicken-mole tostada was perfect; and my wife enjoyed two avocado tacos (which she had there previously). Wait staff was attentive and courteous, atmosphere pleasant. I expect we'll return.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The variety of menu items, the quality of the food, the overall value were great. We first went as a couple, when we came back with our daughter, she looked for an alternative, knowing we had already dined there. She liked the looks of the menu best, and asked if we really didn't mind. We were thrilled she chose it,... More

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