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El Viejo Yayo Restaurant

36 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4665
+1 718-622-9640
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rice beans” (3 reviews)
“tostones” (3 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
36 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4665
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I had no idea how awesome this place is! Right next to Barclays Center. Perfect before shows. The churros en salsa de chimichurri is a must buy. This is a skirt steak with a shallot red wine and a side of Mojo garlic sauce. Wow!!!!...More

1  Thank michelle w
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We have been going here for years. We don't go to often but when we went the other day I was not happy at all with my order which was baked chicken. The chicken was very greasy my rice was cold will not be going...More

Thank Derrick150
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Everything tasted fresh! It was so delicious! Nothing tasted old or like it was left over from the night before. But to start lets go to the beginning. This was my first time eating here. When you enter the restaurant it is welcoming. The restaurant...More

Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Good Latin food in a comfortable family style setting. We started out with Grilled Octopus salad, avocado salad, and a house salad all good and tasty. We also had an order of tostone's (fried bananas), excellent! Next courses we had Ox tail stew, Chicken Stew,...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Real Authentic Latin Cuisine Anyone? At the time of our visit the place was packed so we sat at the bar. The staff is really busy but they try to serve everyone quickly. No fancy plating here but prepare to be served a plate of...More

Thank MarYelSol
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Latin food was very delightful from the seafood, salad , rice / beans and wine. staff & service very good . nice place after a game or concert.

Thank Aridia H
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Came here with work colleagues before a game and we had time to kill. The happy hour prices were fantastic and the bar snacks were really good!

Thank Lirrhater
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We just happened to walk past this restaurant on our way to somewhere else. Both hungry, we decide to give 'Yayo' a try for a quick lunch. Service was wonderful. Everyone we encountered who worked there couldn't be nicer. The menu was varied with a...More

Thank MrsV75
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I went to meet friends for a private party, and the room was in the basement, so signs in the door next to women bathroom; our party had a buffet dinner, i found two plates that were chipped, no linen for napkins; we were given...More

Thank Orlando M
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The place has been going a good while and has done pretty well. Still does decent broths and the like but has run its course for me.

Thank hogiebear33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4665
    (Dean St.)
  • Public Transportation: Atlantic Terminal , Long Island Rail Road , Barclays Center, Pacific Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-622-9640
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