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El Viejo Yayo Restaurant on 9th

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317 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-8221
+1 718-965-7299
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and our son we went to visit family and decide to try this restaurant.. the waiter ver friendly and nice.. the Food came 30 mins layer that's good.. it's a restaurant not a fast food. The food well 2 out 4 liked what they had.. but I order mofongo with pernil and broth .. The mofongo was very... More 

Thank Flor G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I ate here a few weeks ago, and the food is nothing special. Tostones is the only item that was really good. We were four with a baby who doesn't eat, and the waitress automatically included a tip on our bill. When asked, the cashier said groups of 6 or more are automatically charged a 15% tip. I just saw... More 

Thank Miltoner
Brooklyn New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The food is good, the prices fair and their Sangria is awesome!!! I love their oxtails, my husband a little hesitant about ordering salmon but he says it was very good and not dry! Next time in Park Slope Brooklyn stop in and see for yourself! Enjoy!!!!

Thank adaGeorge
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you like Dominican/Latino food this is a good place to eat. Whether you order fried pork chops, steak or beef it is always fresh and delicious. Also enjoy eating their rice and beans. Service is always pleasant.

Thank Koalax1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We dinned twice in one week while visiting from Florida. This restaurant is a gem, I've visited the original location since I was a teenager. Now my wife and I visit with our 19 year old son, and 24 year old daughter, never disappointed. The Food, Service and Prices are great. Thank you for the memories.

Thank SkyyWatch
New York City, New York
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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

If you are tired of the false fancy, tiny quantities of vertical food that is found in some overly priced Park Slope restaurants then give this a try. It is a rather plainly 1970's interior designed Spanish atmosphere restaurant. The food is plentiful and simple - true Spanish food. Service is attentive, friendly and fast. We were just three people... More 

Thank Bill T
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

I visited El Viejo Yayo's on a recent trip to NYC. Unfortunately, my meal was sub par. I had the pernil which, aside from the containing more fat than I would have liked, it was pretty flavor-less. Pernil should be full of flavor and very tender, hence it's slow cooked; instead, I was served a plate full of huge chunks... More 

Thank Rakeah C
New York City, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

While visiting the area you will find many restaurants in the area but few are original to the neighborhoods cuisine. The menu has for all different likes, Red Snapper etc. Steaks, Beef Stew etc, Chicken dishes, Rice and Beans etc. The staff is great and friendly ! There is another store on a fifth avenue address that is not the... More 

Thank NavBlu
Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

I came from out of town dying for some real good Puerto Rican food because the only Hispanic food around is Mexican. The place a super small and kind of dingy looking. The floor, which was a rug, was dirty with food and looked like it needed a steam clean. I got the pernil rice and beans. It was good... More 

Thank Nicole C
Brooklyn, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

The food and sangria are GOOD! The best items to order here are the crab cakes with mango for appetizer. Main meal soupy rice and shrimp, Mofongo, Paella is excellent both single or order for two, portions size is more than enough. Chicharrones de Pollo fried chicken pieces WITH BONE. Flan with cafe con leche, that is hard to resist... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-8221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-965-7299

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