Chavela's

Chavela's

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
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

Brooklyn's favorite authentic Mexican.

9.4/10

Based on 490 votes

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  • Olivia A.

    Their tequila drinks are so perfect.

    Olivia Asiala · 4 hours ago
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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 · 1 day ago
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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 · 4 days ago
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  • Ness J.

    2 dollar tacos

    Ness Jones · 5 days ago
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  • Alexandra W.

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

    Alexandra White · 1 week ago
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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\/ · 1 week ago
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  • Morgan J.

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

    Morgan J. · 2 weeks ago
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  • Antoinette T.

    Needs better margaritas

    Antoinette Tisa · 2 weeks ago
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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 · 2 weeks ago
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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 K.

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

    Jennifer Kelly · 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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  • Alex

    El local es muy bonito y la comida muy buena

    Alex · December 6, 2014
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  • Juan V.

    Great Mexican food. Different from what I have tried in the past!!! And awesome price. Great deal for lunch special!!!!

    Juan Vasquez · December 4, 2014
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  • Kyle T.

    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.

    Kyle Turman · December 2, 2014
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  • Katy I.

    $2 tacos at happy hour

    Katy Ionis · December 1, 2014
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  • David H.

    As others have said, the happy hour tacos (I recommend the steak and the pork) and margaritas are great value.

    David Hamilton · November 27, 2014
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  • Monti B.

    Must try the hibiscus margarita. The chicken enchiladas with verde sauce were delicious!

    Monti Bray · November 21, 2014
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  • Clarissa B.

    The décor. And guac. And house sangria. 😍

    Clarissa Blanco · November 15, 2014
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  • Summer K.

    You never want to go to another Mexican spot after this. The food is amazing, the drinks are on point, and the ambiance is perfect and festive.

    Summer Kamigaki · November 13, 2014
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  • Cindy S.

    Favorite place in the neighborhood.

    Cindy Samper · November 8, 2014
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  • Mbali

    The half and half lunch special is surprisingly filling. The pescado torta is tasty (even without all the bread) and the Flor de Calabaza quesadilla is good with guacamole.

    Mbali · November 7, 2014
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  • Hanna K.

    Micheladas

    Hanna Kang-Brown · October 29, 2014
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  • Solène M.

    Brunch is great and cheap!

    Solène Maître · October 20, 2014
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  • Kosha S.

    Delish! A cute little place tucked away in Crown Heights! Great margs and food@was great! Start off with guac and chips and end the night with their amazing fresh churros!!!

    Kosha Shah · October 11, 2014
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  • ImSo_Brooklyn

    Great old fashioned. Food was amazing. Roasted chicken with rice and beans is to kill for. Orchata was very good as well as the hand breaded chicken sandwich!

    ImSo_Brooklyn · October 7, 2014
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  • Dorian L.

    Happy hour tacos! Don't sleep on the cucumber margarita. It's amazing!

    Dorian Love · September 19, 2014
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  • Neil S.

    The Chile Relleno is fantastic. (So is everything else.)

    Neil Sanchala · September 15, 2014
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  • Sage

    Best Mexican in the neighborhood. I especially like the tortilla soup.

    Sage · September 6, 2014
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  • Kayleigh M.

    The Don Pepino cocktail is refreshing and tasty, and the churros are a must-eat. Seriously. You must eat them.

    Kayleigh Metviner · September 3, 2014
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  • Nikki C.

    Good food, good portions, good drinks, great prices, good service. There is normally a wait (even for bar seats) but it's worth it #whycrownheights

    Nikki Carroll · August 28, 2014
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  • Will D.

    Brunch is awesome, dinner is lacking flavor.

    Will Donovan · August 25, 2014
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  • Larissa V.

    Everything is unreal. But, brunch is best.

    Larissa Verde · August 23, 2014
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  • Dan M.

    Margaritas!

    Dan Masso · August 20, 2014
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