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736 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4703
+1 718-622-3100
11:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had gone to Boatanical gardens in Brooklyn and decide to have dinner nearby so researched and my friends came up with this They had good rating and was close by so decided to go there Well huge wait but the owner was pretty good about it and said will try his best to seat us earlier then he said :)... More 

Thank Sassydk
Aquasco, Maryland
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2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The cuisine here is out of this world; a gem and great find in Crown Heights. Be sure to try the tacos and guacamole.

Thank missharpertravels
Union Bridge, Maryland
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171 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us stopped in on a Friday evening and had about a 30 minute wait for a table. Not bad for a very popular place I suppose. The chile relleno con queso was made with a mild poblano pepper and topped with an overly bland tomato sauce. I would recommend a sampling of tacos especially the nopales or one... More 

Thank Gary M
Croydon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Always been confused about Mexican food so got my son to order the same for me as he was having. Can't remember any of the dishes but they were all exquisite- tasty, not too spicy and highly exotic. I want to go again and learn more about Mexican fare.

Thank Daiviv
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Chavela's never disappoints. Brunch is delicious and during warmer months you have outside seating. Good for Dates, Singles, or groups.

Thank Marshall M
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife and I decided to go to this restaurant based on the reviews on the net, I have to say that now I agreed with all those people who gave good reviews to chavelas. The service was very good, we've got a table right away and the server was very nice. The drinks were awesome. The food came out... More 

Thank xavier867
Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Came here for dinner one evening on the basis of the Tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. An amazing find in the middle of Brooklyn only a few seconds walk from the Franklin avenue metro station. We came during happy hour for the 7 dollar (very strong) Margaritas and we polished off quite a few! The food was amazing though... More 

Thank Sjapok
Castries, St. Lucia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is an excellent place to savor some good Mexican cuisine when in NY. It is a cozy place with excellent service and incredible food. Brunch, early dinner, late dinner, you can do it all there. You must try the Chavela guacamole, one of the best I've had.

Thank Elden L
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After our 10 hour drive to Brooklyn we popped into Chavela's for dinner. We ordered up a pitcher of Margarita's. Yummy just what we needed after a very long drive. We ordered up a couple of the shared platters. and the guacamole appetizers. Wow they were absolutely delicious. The place was packed and the service was amazing. It is well... More 

Thank MelNew14
Bristol, Tennessee
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Had a late lunch and needed a light late dinner. Even on Sat night were able to get a table for 4 Good Mex food and drinks

Thank Tennbrad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?