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736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
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Ranked #115 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Brooklyn, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great Mexican food in NYC! Most Mexican falls substantially short of quality (I am from Texas), but Chavela's really packs a punch with its perfect rice/beans and queso dishes. Great atmosphere, too, in an up-and-coming area.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nice place for comfort food and conversation. Met family and friends, enjoyed mescal, and even the lactose intolerant vegetarian was well served. Enjoy!

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Longmont, Colorado
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182 reviews 182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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215 reviews 215 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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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Additional Information about Chavela's

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

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