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736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
+1 718-622-3100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
“tacos” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Came here for dinner one evening on the basis of the Tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. An amazing find in the middle of Brooklyn only a few seconds walk from the Franklin avenue metro station. We came during happy hour for the 7 dollar...More

Thank Sjapok
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is an excellent place to savor some good Mexican cuisine when in NY. It is a cozy place with excellent service and incredible food. Brunch, early dinner, late dinner, you can do it all there. You must try the Chavela guacamole, one of the...More

Thank Elden L
Reviewed January 4, 2017

After our 10 hour drive to Brooklyn we popped into Chavela's for dinner. We ordered up a pitcher of Margarita's. Yummy just what we needed after a very long drive. We ordered up a couple of the shared platters. and the guacamole appetizers. Wow they...More

Thank MelNew14
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Had a late lunch and needed a light late dinner. Even on Sat night were able to get a table for 4 Good Mex food and drinks

Thank Tennbrad
Reviewed November 18, 2016

For delicious Mexican food you can't go wrong with this restaurant. Its small plates are filled with amazing flavours and nicely executed. We had the quesadilla's, sandwiches, and tacos and all items we had were truly perfectly cooked and so tasty.

Thank Leah F
Reviewed October 26, 2016

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

Thank BarbaraZ16
Reviewed October 9, 2016 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...More

Thank Bridgeporter
Reviewed October 3, 2016 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....More

Thank kay p
Reviewed September 26, 2016

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

Thank Tatia C
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...More

Thank cruisr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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: +1 718-622-3100
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