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Chavela's

#136 of 4,320 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank thinkpink06
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Samgahowe
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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

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Thank Yarleny
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22 reviews
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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.

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Thank Maria H
New York City, New York
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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 

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Thank Dlove72
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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360 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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.

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Thank Ludo-Owen
Palo Alto, California
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296 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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!!

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Thank Marcia K
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

My sister lives near by and I have been to Chavela's twice on two different trips out to see her. The first time it was a larger group for dinner, and the second time it was just the two of us. Both times I was left underwhelmed. The space is WAY to tight... I get that it's New York! But... More 

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Thank Maria G
Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

But still pretty good - they moved from Classon Avenue to Franklin Avenue (smart for business) but in the move, the guacamole went from being the BOMB to just aight. The food is decent, the drinks are good, it gets very crowded, I wouldn't do this for a date night but more likely to hang with friends.

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Thank Ms_Akilah
Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and the food was pretty good and very cheap. The portions were small that's the only thing I didn't like. The service and drinks were great. The restaurant definitely has an authentic Mexican restaurant feel to it.

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Thank Tricia L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • 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?