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Chavela's

736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
+1 718-622-3100
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
“tacos” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with my sister when I visited a few months ago and thought it was terrific. I got the dish where you get a bunch of everything + tortillas (sorry, can't remember the name, check the photo) and it was such a good meal....More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I'm from Mexico City, currently living in Switzerland, so few opportunities to eat REAL Mexican food. During my holidays in NYC I found this gem in Brooklyn. Don Arturo and his staff are rock stars. Best Mexican food outside of the country. A must try....More

1  Thank Ramon Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful interior, Beer & Margaritas, food and staff x what’s not to like? Great place in Brooklyn, shall be returning here again x 5 stars from me, great to have something to eat that’s not covered in cheese!

1  Thank 734kelliem
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Brooklyn and decided to try this place out. It was Sunday night and we found the restaurant packed. Atmosphere was buzzing. We ordered the vegetarian platter which was enough for the two of us. Food was delicious and service excellent. Try...More

1  Thank fazxc
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

5 sisters on a weekend trip to Brooklyn. Someone suggested a restaurant on Franklin St. We found it but decided to check out the restaurant across the street (Chavela's). SO glad we did. Each sister ordered a different meal; I had the chile rellenos. Every...More

1  Thank jjandrositz
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We are staying the neighbourhood and headed here after it was recommended by a local. We were not disappointed. First the guacamole was better than anything I could make at home with even the freshest ingredients and the margaritas that came with it were large....More

Thank hannah f
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went to Chavela's for Sunday Brunch (also available on Saturday) with a wide variety of Mexican egg dishes including huevos rancheros, and huevos divorciados and huevos ahogados (poached eggs on toast with chorizo and guacamole). Well prepared and presented. Only draw back only regular coffee...More

1  Thank Herkab
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Found in Michelin guide and drove through un charted territory for a fantastic lunch with great service wholesome well prepared authentic ( for this gringo) dishes. Afterwards discovered this rapidly changing neighborhood. Highly recommend if in the hood but even worth traveling to!

Thank corkpop
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Took my gf and two teenagers (not accustomed to Mexican food other than tacos), and my German Shepherd for dinner--they very nicely welcome dogs to the outdoor seating area (as many NYC restaurants can and do now legally and within the health code). Service was...More

Thank TWinThai
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We met a friend for happy hour at Chavela's and were really pleased. I usually prefer margaritas but I ordered a sangria instead, which was spot on. It had a nice kick and was refreshing without being too sweet. We ordered guacamole, which was fresh...More

Thank Reece L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-622-3100
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