Chavela's

Chavela's

736 Franklin Ave (at Sterling Pl.), Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hours:
Closed until 11:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Brooklyn's favorite authentic Mexican.

9.4/10

Based on 1551 votes

Lots of people like this place

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  • "Guacamole, Plato don, red sangria. That's all I need in this..." (7 tips)
  • "... brunch or for dinner, order the white sangria, guacamole, and any of the tacos (for..." (2 tips)
  • "Skip margaritas (terrible) and opt for sangria instead" (16 tips)
  • Mark H.

    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

    Mark H. · September 1, 2011
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  • Julianne G.

    Come for the brunch. Stay for the sangria. Keep coming back because it's one of the best brunches in all of Brooklyn.

    Julianne G. · November 26, 2011
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  • Alison W.

    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.

    Alison W. · October 4, 2011
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  • Serious Eats

    Chavela's does Mexican classics well and inexpensively—not reinventing the wheel, perhaps not worth traveling for, but reliable and tasty while you're there.

    Serious Eats · May 6, 2013
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  • Jill P.

    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.

    Jill P. · November 13, 2011
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  • Robin F.

    Even better than the old location! Guac, Mexican corn on the cob, and chorizo-potato tacos are all AMAZING.

    Robin F. · August 24, 2011
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  • Kushal D.

    The black bean soup is amazingly good. Quesadillas come with a yummy smoky sauce. And the Isla Bonita is a great cocktail.

    Kushal D. · October 21, 2011
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  • N M.

    Campechana - it's a Sangria + 1/2 Margarita...nice!

    N M. · September 14, 2011
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  • Teresa G.

    Best brunch on Franklin!

    Teresa G. · August 27, 2011
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  • Alex R.

    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.

    Alex R. · November 4, 2012
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  • Sean S.

    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.

    Sean S. · August 20, 2012
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  • Omar H.

    Chevelas you tasty tasty bitch, why are you so good

    Omar H. · January 17, 2013
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  • Sonya S.

    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).

    Sonya S. · November 4, 2012
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  • Crickett L.

    Fantastic new location! Fast service, excellent food. Will defintely go again. Have the pelotas - SO GOOD. Read more

    Crickett L. · October 10, 2011
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  • Jenny V.

    Huevos verdes lunch special!

    Jenny V. · October 8, 2013
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  • Chy D.

    A place of magical margaritas and speedy service.

    Chy D. · March 12, 2013
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  • Julie M.

    This place has great drinks (mescal) and the coolest bano.

    Julie M. · September 8, 2012
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  • EchoDA

    Looking for Tacos? This tiny restauran is great, and they prepare an excellent sangria! Be prepared to stay in line, though....

    EchoDA · February 15, 2012
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  • Nichelle S.

    great brunch

    Nichelle S. · January 3, 2012
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  • Lily M.

    Everything about this place is absolutely awesome.

    Lily M. · October 23, 2011
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  • Ryan P.

    Please open already!!

    Ryan P. · August 19, 2011
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  • Oliver H.

    If you're a meat-lover get the bistec off the brunch menu. Forget about the egg dishes!

    Oliver H. · December 9, 2013
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  • Eric S.

    Try the Don Pepin cocktail...very refreshing!!

    Eric S. · August 6, 2013
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  • Aaron B.

    Tamarind mezcal drinks w/ chili-salt are the new margaritas.

    Aaron B. · June 8, 2013
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  • Mandy W.

    Oh, the michaelada tastes like rock, roll and bad decision-making skills. So delicious.

    Mandy W. · June 4, 2013
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  • Jeff F.

    When it's crowded, leave your name and go grab a drink somewhere else. They really pack it in!

    Jeff F. · May 26, 2013
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  • Lauren D.

    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.

    Lauren D. · December 15, 2012
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  • Courtney O.

    This is one of my favorite restaurants ever! Everything on the menu is amazing. Get the taquitos and black bean soup

    Courtney O. · November 25, 2012
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  • Ally M.

    Brunch is a great deal, $11 a plate plus $3 drink specials. The jalapeno hollandaise on my eggs was worth the meal alone! Good guac too.

    Ally M. · October 22, 2012
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  • jill n.

    Must add, the food was done very well (excellent guacamole, good tacos, many vegetarian friendly options and friends LOVED the Plato Don), but, unfortunately, worst margarita I've ever had.

    jill n. · September 10, 2012
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  • Diana

    Get the Camenchana for a drink! Sangria and Margarita mixed together! Delicious!

    Diana · August 16, 2012
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  • Trill S.

    Great vegan options! I highly recommend the verduras tacos!

    Trill S. · June 10, 2012
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  • Nihara N.

    The sangrias are strong! Yummy!

    Nihara N. · May 24, 2012
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  • Killa K.

    Happy hour 4-7

    Killa K. · February 20, 2012
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  • Christopher M.

    Great food and ambiance, but the service is aloof at best. More interested in hanging out with each other than taking care of the guest...

    Christopher M. · February 10, 2012
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  • Louis D.

    Amazing mole!

    Louis D. · February 2, 2012
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  • Nihara N.

    Happy Hour: $2 tacos $3 beers $4 sangrias $5 margaritas. Need I say more...?

    Nihara N. · January 19, 2012
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  • Christen D.

    Pescado Californian style tacos are awesome. Great service and ambiance too.

    Christen D. · January 3, 2012
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  • @YesMrMike

    The food was great

    @YesMrMike · November 6, 2011
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  • Eamon S.

    I tend to stick to beer, but whenever I come here I order the white sangria.

    Eamon S. · October 15, 2011
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  • Emily T.

    When they say 45 min wait they actually mean an hour and a half.

    Emily T. · September 22, 2011
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  • Qbertplaya

    The happy hour is now Mon-Thu. No more Fri. :(

    Qbertplaya · March 14
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  • Alicja P.

    Get the white sangria- it's super refreshing!

    Alicja P. · January 27
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  • Victoria L.

    Happy hour at Chavela's is amazing $2 tacos/$3 beers! And the Guac is perfection.

    Victoria L. · January 21
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  • John A.

    Get here early for brunch: place fills up quickly, even though it seats about 50.

    John A. · January 19
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  • Chris P.

    Plato Don for the win!

    Chris P. · January 19
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  • Kate W.

    Avocado tostada. Might sound light, plain, bland even--it's not. Filling and boasting a very generous serving of avocado, it's engineered for maximum deliciousness. Do it.

    Kate W. · November 26, 2013
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  • Aaron C.

    Michelada!

    Aaron C. · July 31, 2012
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  • cameron

    Plato Don!

    cameron · March 28, 2013
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  • Guilherme I.

    Plato Don!!!

    Guilherme I. · November 14, 2013
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