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Chavela's

#236 of 4,183 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 - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, delicious and good priced Mexican

If you are around Prospect Park and craving for good Mexican then Chavela's is a must visit. The atmosphere is lively, very friendsly and warm, good service sensible prices and most of all delicous food. We visited with my sons and had a great lunch. They do not take reservations so go to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went here after 3years living in the neighborhood pushing against my wife, the ambient is nice, a little bit over loud, it's not for a romantic date, over all nice decor but the food was very no good at all, the service was ok. I give it two only for the look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had been walking aimlessly in Brooklyn on a very hot day when we saw this restaurant. It was busy and had locals eating in (which I always take as a good sign!). We were seated quickly for lunch and warmly welcomed. I had a chicken torta (traditional Mexican sandwich) which I loved while my husband had a chicken quesadilla... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you are around Prospect Park and craving for good Mexican then Chavela's is a must visit. The atmosphere is lively, very friendsly and warm, good service sensible prices and most of all delicous food. We visited with my sons and had a great lunch. They do not take reservations so go to take your chance . There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went to Chavela’s three times on a recent trip to Brooklyn. Now only because it was fortunately local to us, but because the food is delicious, fresh and varied, the service is fast and very friendly and the atmosphere lively and relaxed. We went on a Saturday night, a week night and a lunchtime, and at all those different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Some of the best tacos around the borough...Place is usually packed, due to that and the margaritas. Service is usually really good and the ambience is wonderful

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food at excellent prices. Great drinks. Easier to get in for lunch than dinner. Young crowd but we ' more mature' also enjoy it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's always a great vibe here and I love stopping in for a drink. Being an LA native though I'm super picky about my Mexican food. Chavela's does an ok job of it. My palate's adjusted to NY Mexican food standards sadly. There's good flavor on the meat and the specials are usually yummy. I've never had anything blow my... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Best Mexican food I've had in a long time. Reasonable prices, great services. Fab Margaritas. Nice place.

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have been to Chavela's multiple times and have had consitently wonderful food every time. Either breakfast, lunch or dinner offers a menu that is varied with a mixture of flavors and spices that will please any palate. The restaurant is small and somewhat cramped but the decor is really pretty and vibrant and makes you feel happy. It can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Probably our fourth or fifth visit to this restaurant for lunch... whichever combination you choose, you won't be disappointed by the quality. 'Nuff said.

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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?