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Chavela's

#219 of 4,448 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Dining!

I was a little worried about trying this place out. After reading several reviews I decided to check it out. I was not disappointed! The food was awesome! I had the chips and 2 salsa for appetizers , the special of the day & for dessert we ordered all three! The drinks were also great! they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
francipants
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was a little worried about trying this place out. After reading several reviews I decided to check it out. I was not disappointed! The food was awesome! I had the chips and 2 salsa for appetizers , the special of the day & for dessert we ordered all three! The drinks were also great! they have an all tequila... More 

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Thank francipants
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chavela began as a small storefront type place on Classon Avenue. The food was awesome then! As soon as they moved to Franklin, they went downhill fast. The food is edible but nothing special. They will rush people in and out of the place and you are practically sitting in people's laps. As a long time neighborhood resident, I noticed... More 

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Thank Joan B
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Chavelas is a beautiful very rustic looking restaurant with simple, delicious Mexican food. Love the tacos, the costillas verdes and the tortas. The drinks are awesome. They have a daily happy hour of Margaritas and tacos.

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Thank perem901
singapore
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Back after 3 years and still love the Mexican food here. I love the food and the drinks ! My special love o the tortilla and guacamole

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Thank -mikhairov-
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Just round the corner from my daughter's apartment so a ready made, easily accessible brunch place. However, I would be prepared to travel miles to eat in a restaurant as well presented, well staffed and with such terrific food. Go soon!

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Thank Nan K
Brooklyn, NY
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

So I've been a fan of Chavela's for years. Today I came in for lunch with my girlfriend for the first time in a long time. We arrived at 3:55pm- I was parking the car across the street and it was raining. I sent my girlfriend in so as to not wait in the rain. The restaurant was empty, yet... More 

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Thank Rickyexpress
Sacramento
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The margaritas were excellent. The portion size of the chips and salsa was very small, although the sauces were excellent--not enough chips were served to eat all the salsa. The tortilla soup was not very robust compared to tortilla soup that I've had in California. The rest of my party all had chicken enchiladas which they liked. The meals were... More 

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Thank DakotaSummer
Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent here. Brunch is my favorite. The best French toast I've ever had. Good drinks as well. Only downside small and long waits for a table.

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Thank melvinaharrison72
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I came for a week in NYC for relaxation, and to experience great food. As I can't try everything I decided to concentrate on finding great Mexican food (my favourite). My first night in Brooklyn I chanced upon Chavela's and what a find. The initial basic things are always telling...and a trio of salsas told me I was dealing with... More 

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Thank festivalguy
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My daughter and I were craving Mexican food, and decided to try this place. We are from the West, and this place was completely different from what we're used to. First of all, there were no complimentary chips and salsa. We paid extra to order some, and were given three salsas in very, very small containers, along with some whole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 622-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?