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Gran Electrica

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1389
+1 718-852-2700
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“guac” (14 reviews)
“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“chile relleno” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1389
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me preface this review by saying that I lived in Mexico City for a year, and I’m married to a Chef de Cuisine, so this gives you a sense that I have an idea of what authentic Mexican food should be, and I can...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PatriciaB308
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hip spot has very good Mexican food and even better margaritas. Everything was fresh, well prepared and tasty. Service was very good and though loud this restaurant was fun. For good Mexican in Brooklyn this is a must.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VoxVolpe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any time I'm in the mood for some GREAT authentic Mexican food, and in the DUMBO area, Gran Electrica is my top and only choice. Very generous portions and awesome prices!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary L
Reviewed September 19, 2018

My wife and I love margaritas. We are sort of connoisseur. This place makes amazing margaritas top 10 that I've had in the city. The bartenders clearly pay attention to their craft.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 410person
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Being from Texas I have a high standard for my Mexican food and these guys did a pretty good job. I had the Chile relleno which was cheese and cooked very well. I also enjoyed the plantains as well. The carnitas was a bit oily...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peter996
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Good, fresh ingredients in tapas-sized dishes, so prepare to order more than you might expect. This is a great modern Mexican, with great Margaritas - quite noisy when full as everyone is quite packed-in but well worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RogerG602
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Concierge at the Hampton Inn in Dumbo recommended this restaurant to us. We walked over, takes about 15 minutes, and it’s certainly worth it. They have a really neat patio in the back for outdoor seating. We sat inside with a table in front of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Berski
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

There are many good restaurants in the dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn but this one is a gem. The restaurant is nicely decorated.... including day of the dead wallpaper I think they might have actually drawn themselves. The staff are friendly and professional and know the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Walking around DUMBO. Found this great place by accident. The store front is a door. The GEM is the patio in the back. GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PRICE. Being from Arizona we know Mexican Food. Give it a try!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DavenCindyChandler
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Gran Electrica had been my go to restaurant for dinner before Theater at near by St Ann’s Warehouse but It’s losing a bit of it’s magic as the competition in the area heats up. I’ve always found the tacos and margaritas a winning combination and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Carolyn C
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January 18, 2019|
Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is decent. You can usually find street parking. You may have to drive around or park a block or 2 away, but not bad.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1389
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-852-2700
  • E-mail
Mexican food in Dumbo, just next Grimaldi's Pizza
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