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“Cali-tastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ho' Brah Tacos

Ho' Brah Tacos
Ranked #389 of 5,292 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New Paltz, New York
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cali-tastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stop by here just about every time I am back in Brooklyn to visit and I am never disappointed. It's a fun place and usually busy during peak times but worth the wait. Staff is friendly and efficient and the food always hits the spot, I love the grilled corn and usually get the Cali and Diablo tacos, the fish tastes fresh and the shrimp always have just the right amount of spice. It compares with places I have been on the west coast and has the same vibe.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Brooklyn
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Bit of Cali in BK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Yes this place is small and yes we waited an hour to sit, BUT the food was very good.

The chips and salsa were average, at best. The chips didn't taste fresh and the salsa tasted jarred. The guacamole was decently fresh tasting.

We ordered the California Classic, Cabo, and Barbacoa tacos, all of which were delicious. We also ordered the Barbacoa empanadas and Ceviche, both homreuns.

I really wish they would expand, or open a second location, as the small atmosphere takes away from the good food. You feel like people are standing on top of you while you eat.

I didn't feel rushed once I sat, which was nice. I would definitely go back to this place, but probably for lunch to avoid crowds.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica V
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Better than any Taco I've had in Califorina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The title says it all. These tacos are not just good ... they are outstanding. Everything is fresh, cooked on the spot and perfectly seasoned. These tacos are not your ordinary taco, they are have so much flavor to them with a delicious cabbage slaw and great spices. I recommend the Bistec, Sunset Pork, and Bohemian.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greg S
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Munich, Germany
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yo'Brah!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Please try the amazing tacos and drink "the perfect margarita"!
This place has it all: wonderful flair, friendly service, exclusive dining

make a reservation!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ginstercat
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Tacos to Die For!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Fell upon this place by accident. Looked inside and loved the vintage Cali beach vibe. But the tacos were so amazing! We literally stuffed ourselves! The fish tacos were like they were made in Baja California! The crisp cabbage slaw on the tacos and flavor are crave-worthy! Out of the 13 or so tacos on the menu, we tried 6 of them. And don't be fooled, these babies are filing. The staff was attentive and was always ready for a refill or to ads to the order, which we did! Can't wait for another road trip to Brooklyn!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank milkmaid24
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