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#150 of 4,328 Restaurants in Brooklyn
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736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
(718) 622-3100
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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East Norwcich
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Discovered this great spot in my daughter's new neighborhood of Crown Heights. It has great decor , fabulous food at great prices, delicious cocktails and every table was full on a Thursday evening. Mostly young professionals. Looks like it would be good for brunch and definitely good on your budget.

Thank Eileen M
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great prices, poor service. At 100 degrees outside in August there is no air conditioning in the restaurant. If you are willing to overlook the service and the amenities - you will enjoy the food

Thank svetlana r
Woodridge, New York
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great neighborhood place in Crown Heights, nice atmosphere inside and on the sidewalk, wonderful staff, varied menu. Homemade guac with toasted corn tortillas, great stewed pork served in a traditional molcajete, big bar with lots of beers to choose from and good sangria, a homemade habanero sauce, etc. etc. Prices reasonable. Give it a try.

Thank CatskillsTravler
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small portion plates that are just enough! Very delicious food for the prices and you won't be disappointed!

Thank thinkpink06
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit. Our group of 4 arrived just about 6 PM and the place was already full of people. We were lucky and got one of the last tables. The atmosphere is very lively with lots of servers. The servers were all very friendly and paid attention to what each of us ordered. The clientele mostly appeared... More 

Thank Samgahowe
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong with chavelas. Drinks and food are always great, I come here all the time. Peecado a la veracruzana is amazing And the sangria

Thank Yarleny
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Good service, friendly servers and nice atmosphere. Enjoyed the fish tacos. Guacamole dip was really creamy and tasty.

Thank Maria H
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Nice place in Brooklyn for quality Mexican food. Décor is authentic Mexican and so is the food. Staff is very friendly and helpful and I appreciated the manager walking over to the table to see how our experience was going. Guacamole was good, not great but good. Creamy but not spicy. Wanted a little more spice there. Queso Fundido was... More 

Thank Dlove72
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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387 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Our friends often go there but it was our first time. Food was really good, margaritas as well. Service was friendly.

Thank Ludo-Owen
Palo Alto, California
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313 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

3 of us had dinner delivered from Chavelas. I had chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce, one of us has 3 different tacos and the 3rd had vegetarian tacos. Side dishes were Guac, sautéed veggies and corn with cheese crumbled on it. All 3 orders were ver tasty and I would definitely go again!!

Thank Marcia K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: (718) 622-3100

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