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#104 of 4,400 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
+1 718-622-3100
11:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 (very strong) Margaritas and we polished off quite a few! The food was amazing though... More 

Thank Sjapok
Castries, St. Lucia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 best I've had.

Thank Elden L
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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187 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 were absolutely delicious. The place was packed and the service was amazing. It is well... More 

Thank MelNew14
Bristol, Tennessee
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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
Burlington, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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
Coral Springs, Florida
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

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

Thank BarbaraZ16
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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 they were all greatly paired with the sangria. The waitstaff was also very good and... More 

Thank Bridgeporter
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 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. What ?!!! I was glad to see this place had a a regular chicken quesadilla.... More 

Thank kay p
Detroit, Michigan
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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
New York
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198 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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 was like eing in Guadalajara again. It also helps that great manager, Samuel, is from... More 

Thank cruisr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-622-3100

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?