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“Delicious food and margaritas!”
Review of Pequena

Pequena
Ranked #726 of 5,349 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brooklyn, New York
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Delicious food and margaritas!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is one of my go-to Mexican spots in Fort Greene. I've been here several times, but my friend who works just around the block eats here at once a week! The food is solid, and the margaritas are tasty. Some of our favorites include:

-Housemade chips & guacamole
-Black bean & plantain quesadilla topped w/ queso fresco
-Side sampler (guac, refried beans, plantains, pico de gallo w/ tortillas or chips)
-Stewed pork tacos
-MARGARITAS! (they have a variety of flavors)

Also, don't miss happy hour... $5 margaritas, sangria, beer & wine from 12-7pm weekdays.

Cash only.

  • Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Yummy brunch”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Small Mexican restaurant just off Lafayette served delicious brunch. The menu is pretty traditional American- Mexican but the flavours are wonderfully melded. I'd go again.

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Forest Hills, New York
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491 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Small place but cool Mexican ambiance and good food”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

I had lunch here today. They have an enclosed veranda for "semi-outdoor" seating, but I sat inside.

The lunch special prices are great, the food is great, and - although the place is really small - the ambiance is really cool, with Mexican amulets and dolls hanging from ceramic-tiled and stucco walls. Mexican music was being piped in.

I ordered two chicken enchiladas that came with chips, salsa roja, rice and beans for only eight bucks.

I asked for a Mojito but they only have margueritas and three kinds of Mexican beer. So I settled for a bottle of Negra Modelo ($5) with a lime in it.

Pequena is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn.

Visited July 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Overall a good experience”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Pequena, as its name connotes, is a very small restaurant in the Fort Greene area of Brooklyn, New York. Nothing fancy, no credit cards accepted, but very nice people striving to serve their patrons well. The margaritas were indeed very good and strong. The food was legitimate enough. Generous portion of guacamole that was well spiced. The pork tacos came in generous portions, but could have been seasoned a little more. Other than that, it was a very good find.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank crvcrv
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Wayne, PA
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“fun place, food is pretty good too”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

take cash, no credit cards!

had some fun food and drinks, very late dinner after theater in Brooklyn. Our party had guacamole and salsa, chips, nachos, fish tacos and the half chicken plus beers. Good food, good portions, everything seems fresh and is fast. Good service, reasonable prices.

  • Visited April 2012
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