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Rachel's Taqueria

) #2,656 of 4,589 Restaurants in Brooklyn $$ - $$$ Mexican,
408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-7506
+1 718-788-1137
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (11 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-7506
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I were visiting our son who lives in Brooklyn's Park Slop area. We were in the mood for Mexican and found this place. It is a crazily decorated place that is a lot of fun. Service was good and reasonable priced. Food was...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This use to be my spot back in the day when they had the frozen pink lemonade but boy this place has changed a lot. I came here over the weekend and by surprise they no longer have their best seller. I'm assuming it broke...More

Thank Milan917
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I really want to give this place a 5 star review, but I just can't do it. I went in with my family of four and it was very busy. As my niece is from Brooklyn and had been there more than once I was...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I know it's Brooklyn but it's way small. The service was OK. The food was OK. The margaritas were decent (mango was the best). Got the shrimp tacos. Wasn't impressed. My world wasn't rocked but I'd go back, but not of my own will.

Thank Roberyam
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Came here for a business day lunch. Place was empty and the server was content to let me be. I loved the art and the aesthetic-very cool. The food was so-so. Chips and dip came as soon as I sat down but the salsa wasn't...More

Thank purpletaffy
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I would like to find a reason to go back to this place but there is none. The greasy chips and salsa set you up for a Margarita which tested like a pre mixed concoction of cheap tequila and ice. The appetizers are an uninspiring...More

Thank Trevi_Sal
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Repeat diners to this family friendly joint. Margaritas are great as are the fresh chips. I had the mole which was a little too sweet. 3 kids split a hearty quesadilla appetizer. The burritos were huge...easily split amongst 2 people. I do suggest wearing layers...it...More

Thank Exeter_NHFamilydoc
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We were seated right away in a tight table in the bar area which had 2 different music selections playing. It sounded like Spanish music in the background and rock from the bar (maybe a jukebox?) It took our server a while to come over...More

Thank bthop
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The service was very friendly, but the food it was nothing special, and the portions were too big form me. Small selection of beers. I liked the atmosphere, young and local people.

Thank Carla1100
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Go just to be surrounded by the owner's collection of paintings, sharks' surfboards, family photos and that framed array of Grateful Dead Concert tickets! Killer margaritas, homemade guac, and anything cooked on their mesquite grill. My fav are is the grilled shrimp. The menu also...More

Thank FrankConsumer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-7506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-788-1137
Rachel’s Taqueria serves California style Mexican food and barbecue, bringing the unique flavor of East L.A. to Brooklyn. Hailing from East LA, Martin & Marcus Medina brought their family recipes to Brooklyn over 20 years ago.
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