Chavela's

Chavela's

Mexican Restaurant
736 Franklin Ave (at Sterling Pl), Brooklyn, NY 11238, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

Brooklyn's favorite authentic Mexican.

9.4/10

Based on 687 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Daniel K.
    "Get the red sangria and a plato don"(8 Tips)
    Cole K.
    "Try the sweet chicken mole, the bistec, and the carne enchilada."(6 Tips)
    EchoDA
    "This tiny restauran is great, and they prepare an excellent sangria!"(29 Tips)
    chris b.
    "make sure you try some campechana (1/2 sangria + 1/2 margarita)"(34 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • margaritas
  • sangria
  • happy hour
  • plato don
  • lively
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • chicken mole
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • enchiladas
  • brunch food
  • good for a late night
  • casual
  • great value
  • vegetarian food
  • Mexican corn
  • tortas
  • cocktails
  • Patrick B.

    Awesome spot, Pescado Taco & Sautéed Mushroom tacos are fantastic

    Patrick Baskin · 1 day ago
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  • Camden J.

    The margaritas are too notch! I enjoy sitting at the bar best to interact with the knowledgeable bartenders

    Camden Janney · 1 day ago
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  • Emily C.

    I grew up in Texas and was craving decent Tex Mex, this hit the spot! I was surprised that the margaritas were slightly carbonated

    Emily Charlton · 1 week ago
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  • Nicole

    Maybe I went on an off night? Crowded/close tables, friendly staff, short wait. Margarita clásica tasted watered down. Appetizer & entree were drowned in oil/sauce. Sides & dessert were good, though.

    Nicole · 1 week ago
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  • Saarim Z.

    0.5 marg 0.5 sang

    Saarim Zaman · 1 week ago
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  • emily w.

    1/2 sangria 1/2 margarita pitcher all the way

    emily wilson · 1 week ago
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  • Cameron M.

    Lots of people don't like to mix mole and tacos. I am not one of those people, and this place gets it. Decor is fun, too.

    Cameron Maddux · 2 weeks ago
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  • Adrian M.

    Cocktails, especially ese mi poli. Solid menu. Always consistent food.

    Adrian Mojica · 2 weeks ago
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  • Barbara R.

    Sangria on tap and fish tacos.

    Barbara Rogers · 2 weeks ago
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  • Silvie S.

    Split plato con between two people!

    Silvie Senauke · June 27
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  • Noah W.

    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.

    Noah Weiss · June 26
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  • Patrick K.

    Don't miss brunch. Tacos are great and Margaritas!

    Patrick Koch · June 22
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  • Afi Y.

    Delicious and cheap tacos— check it out for lunch!

    Afi Yellow-Duke · June 21
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  • Faraz K.

    Best Mexican place in Brooklyn.

    Faraz Khan · June 16
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  • BOOK A BROKER

    Sangrias are wonderful, and everything I have ever ordered from here is amazing.

    BOOK A BROKER · June 11
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  • Maria M.

    Happy hour tacos for $2 are good. I like the chicken mole, veggie and fish best. House margaritas on tap are kinda gross. Get a fresh made one. Guacamole is awesome too but pricey.

    Maria Montesano · June 1
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  • gee

    If you love sangria and lemonade, try the preparada! I had dreams about it!

    gee · May 28
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  • Kitty M.

    Guacamole, sangria, tacos

    Kitty Mullee · May 17
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  • Josh M.

    Try the pork, fish, and steak tacos. And go pee, so you can see this chicken.

    Josh Mateo · May 1
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  • Natalie

    Never ever ever come here on a Saturday night unless you want to wait 1.5 hours. Stick to weeknights & brunch or just order delivery. Fortunately the food and cocktails are well worth a long wait.

    Natalie · April 26
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  • Takanori M.

    Reasonable!!

    Takanori Miyata · April 22
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  • Joshua B.

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    Joshua Basofin · April 4
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  • Olivia A.

    Their tequila drinks are so perfect.

    Olivia Asiala · March 31
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  • Alyssa F.

    CALIFORNIANS: yeah it's "not like Californian Mexican food" but it's still pretty good! The sangria/margarita is amazing.

    Alyssa Foote · March 29
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  • Cole K.

    The tacos are top notch, and only $2 during happy hour ($3 normally). Try the sweet chicken mole, the bistec, and the carne enchilada.

    Cole Kennedy · March 27
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  • Ness J.

    2 dollar tacos

    Ness Jones · March 25
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  • Alexandra W.

    The crab torta is supreme, as is the guacamole. One of the best places on Franklin.

    Alexandra White · March 21
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  • tre\/

    very chill spot. great food. Tilapia tacos were on point. The spicy mayo really is really good. Also can't go wrong with their sangria

    tre\/ · March 20
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  • Morgan J.

    Get the corn it's amazing. Also the verde enchiladas and guac are 👌

    Morgan J. · March 15
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  • Antoinette T.

    Needs better margaritas

    Antoinette Tisa · March 12
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  • Kino

    Mexican corn here is tasty, thanks to the chipotle mayo. They serve cactus here, which is different & good. Quesadillas are small, but I liked the squash blossom. Shrimp ceviche is not worth ordering.

    Kino · March 11
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  • Kimmie O.

    Get the chicken mole & the chiles rellenos

    Kimmie Ohh · February 25
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  • Lauren D.

    Favorite restaurant in the neighborhood for happy hour, dinner, takeout or brunch. Go early for brunch. The guac is delicious year-round.

    Lauren Dellaquila · February 23
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  • Katie M.

    Do: add smoked trout to the guac, come for the $2 taco happy hour or the amazing $6.95 lunch specials. Don't: underestimate how often you will eat here if you leave in the area/delivery range

    Katie Madges · February 10
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  • Ashley R.

    Amazing Mexican food. Loved the guacamole with smoked trout and the crispy fish taco.

    Ashley Rudolph · January 20
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  • Amy M.

    Fish tacos are really good!

    Amy Mixa · January 18
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  • Jide I.

    Trout Guacamole. You have to try this because it's just so damn good!

    Jide Iruka · January 18
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  • Evan S.

    Best happy hour ever. $2 tacos, $3 beers, and $6 margaritas.

    Evan Staff · January 16
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  • Victoria C.

    The appetizers and the cocktails are the bomb!

    Victoria Cancel · January 14
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  • Becksdiva B.

    Good food especially the fish but they should use harder shell tacos

    Becksdiva Beaton · January 4
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  • Sophia J.

    Even though we had to be rushed to eat it was good

    Sophia Jackson · January 3
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  • Greg F.

    Try to come at a less crowded time. Everything is good. Especially the breakfast buns, brunch and bloody Maria's

    Greg Fischer · January 3
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  • Sophia J.

    The food is good and it gets busy fast

    Sophia Jackson · January 2
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  • Justin W.

    Delicious, fresh and simple Mexican. Order the chili relleno it's amazing! Also, tap sangria is awesome.

    Justin Welsh · January 2
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  • Jennifer W.

    I recently went to Jean Georges. I liked this better. And I liked Jean Georges a whole lot.

    Jennifer Welsh · January 2
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  • Matt B.

    Love the sangria, love the mole chicken enchiladas. I have yet to try much else because this combination is always perfect, but the family and friends I've brought here have never been disappointed.

    Matt B · December 25, 2014
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  • Hilda U.

    Arrive before 11am, slightly after that the brunch crowd will fill up the whole place. Amazing drinks, amazing food, well-priced. Try everything.

    Hilda Ura · December 22, 2014
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  • Denelle W.

    Drinks and food

    Denelle Walton · December 21, 2014
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  • Avery G.

    Make sure the waitress tell you that things like lemon slices & salsa are extra. Love the place but the server we had wasn't on her A game.

    Avery Green · December 9, 2014
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  • Drew S.

    Love the weekday happy hour here; Inexpensive and delicious tacos.

    Drew Smith · December 8, 2014
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