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#126 of 4,356 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Coral Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly service, decent atmosphere and yummy food. Loved the squash blossom and cheese quesadilla as well as the guacamole!

Thank BarbaraZ16
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chavela's has an awesome atmosphere in an awesome neighborhood! Let's start with the pre dinner margaritas they were exactly what we needed to start off with some great guacamole and salsas! Dinner was very good we all had different stuff and we all shared and they were all greatly paired with the sangria. The waitstaff was also very good and... More 

Thank Bridgeporter
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Initially, we went to la superior two days prior to finding this gem. La superior denied my request for non spicy chicken in my quesadilla( which is clearly a giant fried empanada) even though they offered that type of chicken in their other menu items. What ?!!! I was glad to see this place had a a regular chicken quesadilla.... More 

Thank kay p
Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic Mexican menu and very attentive wait staff...the chicken chipotle enchiladas were out of this world! Great homemade chips, too.

Thank Tatia C
New York
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195 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Yes, I know that's an impressive statement but its true. I have been to Mexico about 20 times and love the food there. Its hard to get authentic Mexican food in the U.S that duplicates everything you get in Mexico. Chavela's hits the mark. It was like eing in Guadalajara again. It also helps that great manager, Samuel, is from... More 

Thank cruisr
East Norwcich
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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?