Row 1

736 Franklin Ave (at Sterling Pl)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-3100
$ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 8:00 AM–11:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM–Midnight Sat: 11:00 AM–Midnight

Foursquare Tips

  • I usually say, see for yourself. Screw that! you need to go, be impregnated by the most delicious food baby you can dream of, and let the night (or afternoon) slip away with a pitcher of margarita
  • Chavela's does Mexican classics well and inexpensivelynot reinventing the wheel, perhaps not worth traveling for, but reliable and tasty while you're there.
  • Food is always great but boy do they have a killer brunch. Try the Chavela's Omelette (avocado, bacon and cheese) w/ a side of chorizo hash. Bonus: they put cinnamon in their coffee so it's mad cozy.
  • Campechana - it's a Sangria + 1/2 Margarita...nice!
  • What you want: Pitcher of 1/2 Sangria & 1/2 Margarita and order of the fresh made guacamole & chips. If you do tacos, plan on getting some crazy hot habenero sauce on the side.
  • Great value and great food. Ambience is very chill and anything you get is good- tacos or enchiladas are always a solid choice as well.
  • As mayor, I know all the tips: come at lunch, sit at the bar, eat mole. The special is only $6. Come back early on for happy hour and again, sit at the bar for $2 chicken mole tacos and $3 beer.
  • Come for the brunch. Stay for the sangria. Keep coming back because it's one of the best brunches in all of Brooklyn.
  • Best. Food. Ever. And the drinks are great too! It's almost always packed so make sure you aren't starving when you get there.
  • A place of magical margaritas and speedy service.
  • Chevelas you tasty tasty bitch, why are you so good
  • The Don Pepino (cucumber, cilantro, tajin) is pretty great. Like a spicy cucumber green apple jolly rancher--I know that sounds fucking weird, but it works).
  • The black bean soup is amazingly good. Quesadillas come with a yummy smoky sauce. And the Isla Bonita is a great cocktail.
  • Happy hour is a good deal. Most tacos are $2 and drinks are $3 to $5. Cactus tacos are awesome. Be sure to get the salsa trio. The tomatillo salsa is great.
  • Delicious authentic Mexican. Brunch is an absurdly good value: $13 for a huge entree, juice / coffee / tea, and a pastry. Huevos ahogados is a platter of everything delicious, big enough for two.
  • If you're a meat-lover get the bistec off the brunch menu. Forget about the egg dishes!
  • Huevos verdes lunch special!
  • This is one of my favorite restaurants ever! Everything on the menu is amazing. Get the taquitos and black bean soup
  • This place has great drinks (mescal) and the coolest bano.
  • Michelada!