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Chavela's

736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
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Ranked #122 of 4,447 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
New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Harelbeke, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

just back from 11 days big apple, we stayed in the neighbourhood of chavela's and we loved the place. very vibrant atsmosphere, good cocktails at reasonable prices , good food and very friendly people not only for the tip , you felt they loved what they were doing i really advice this restaurant

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Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It was so busy here we opted for carryout and even after walking 2 blocks, it was delicious. We had fish tacos and bean avocado, which comes with cilantro salsa-very hot! Immensely tasty and highly recommended.

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Rockville, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

So after reading few good reviews about this restaurant, I decided to adventure to Brooklyn for the very first time and with a very, very high expectation about the food. I am from Mexico and I spent my first 25 years there so I know Mexican food so..... this place does not offer REAL Mexican food but the flavor is... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great tacos, esp chicken mole! We often go for happy hour when tacos are just $2 each. Great music too - love Mana!

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