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Chavela's

736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
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Ranked #38 of 4,417 restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
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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North Ogden, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Well, I wanted to find a restaurant that was in Brooklyn close to where I use to live when my residence was Brooklyn. I used my IPhone to find a good Mexican place. Boy, did we strike it rich. The first thing I noticed was that the place was packed. We were seated after a 15 minute wait. Our meals... More

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Dillon, Colorado
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This place was amazing, the service,the food,the atmosphere. If I lived in brooklyn I would eat here once a week.We also got this fundito dip,for the whole table, incredible,so fresh.

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Paris, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

A friend invited me for lunch and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and care evident in the food. We ordered burritos, taco,s and a fabulous salad....For desert we ordered flan and rice pudding. All very tasty and clearly prepared with care. The decor of the restaurant was also very nice, as was the service. Prices were very reasonable,... More

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