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El Viejo Yayo Restaurant

36 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4665
+1 718-622-9640
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“rice beans” (3 reviews)
“pernil” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Latin, Spanish, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
36 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4665
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 14 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 23 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
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Always enjoyed coming here. We've been for brunch on a Sunday after church, a late lunch and dinner. We'll be going back again soon. Good food at a good price.

Thank Elisse A
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

After an event at Barclays we walked over. Just a short block away. The sign says Latin food, when asked the host said Cuban. Well it was delicious. We started with the pulpo salad (octopus). It was sprinkled with red wine vinegar, I believe. There...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stopped by for lunch and had a great meal. The restaurant is large and has an attached bar. We ordered marinated chicken and pork chops with crispy plantains, poblano potatoes and rice & beans as sides to share. The chicken was tender and juicy...More

Thank Brad B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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