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Ideya Restaurant

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636 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3835
+1 212-625-1441
Mon 11:30 - 00:00
Tue 11:30 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had been walking and touring the city and really needed a break. It was a gorgeous day and wanted to sit outside and enjoy the sun. We sat out on the patio and ordered a Mojito which was awesome! Our server was laid back and only came around when our drinks were empty, which we enjoyed. It was a... More 

Thank Bugqueen
New York, New York, United States
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

For $10 something that's so easy to make should be little bigger than a Quarter (.25cent). The LimeAde drink is very refreshing. We wanted to substitute minor sides on meal and couldn't. Empanadas little dry. However the entree were pretty good. Loved the Fries

Thank Julian P
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The free plantain chips and mango salsa were a great start to our meal. The mojito was especially yummy! There was a nice gourmet take on traditional recipes. The pernil ropa vieja appetizer was delicious, as was the bistec with chimichurri and chile dusted fries. A nice meal in a convenient location.

Thank LeslieMa
Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Ideya sits prominently on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Park Place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. Yet somehow as you walk in, you feel like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean. Warm lighting, colorful murals, and flickering candles create a tropical atmosphere. On the November evening we dined there, the garage-style doors had been rolled back to let in... More 

Thank Chaz C
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

The atmosphere here is so laid back and warm. This is the perfect spot to come with a couple friends and relax for a couple rounds of drinks and great Cuban food. The mojitos are second to none, and their happy hour is so worth it! It's directly across the street from the subway, so getting there is not an... More 

Thank Gabriela G
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Horribly over-cooked industrial salmon, tasteless rice & beans. (Really, how do you ruin rice & beans? No seasoning, no spices, literally plain white rice & and flavorless not completely cooked red beans.). Sadly the more flavorful oxtail stew was more fat than oxtail. $60. in Brooklyn is better spent elsewhere.

Thank vivienne c
Silver Spring, Maryland
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144 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Warm atmosphere. Delicious food. Everything on the menu was a hit at our table. You must order the mojito drink. The crushed spearmint leaves were generous and lime balance was thirst quenching. We took ours without alcohol. Exquisite appetizers. Especially the shrimp. Arrozo de pollo was an absolute succulent dish. This restaurant knows how to flavor each dish to perfection.... More 

Thank sle79
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Unusual but interesting menu. Good portions and flavourful! Friendly service. Basic but fun decor. I would return!

Thank DFWJ
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

On a recent trip back to NY we broke from our usual routines and explored Brooklyn where I discovered Ideya (I had been to the restaurant when they were in SoHo years ago). The new space is light-filled, airy and has garage door walls so you can enjoy the late summer weather and watch the passersby. It is a quick... More 

Thank calamityjaneNY_BsAs
New York City, New York
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126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

A group of friends joined us for dinner at this neighborhood restaurant. We enjoyed the steak, oxtails and the grouper. The empanadas were pretty average but drinks were well balanced and good. It was a fun, lively atmosphere with great Latin music being played. A fun night.

Thank SDS769

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Caribbean, Cuban, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3835
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-1441

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