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Palo Santo

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652 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Between 4th Ave. and 5th Ave.)
+1 718-636-6311
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered in at 12:30 when there were several people already waiting outside, and asked how long a wait. Lucky us....a table for two coming right up. So lucky...we had a table at the very back overlooking a 'garden' area. I had a delicious fish and grits dish and my boyfriend had squash tacos. Sangria and a chocolate porter to drink.... More 

Thank Stephanie C
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

-Food: Caribbean and South American recipes, all made with fresh and organic ingredients. -Price: mediocre. -Chef: Extremely knowledgeable and kind. -Staff: very helpful and friendly. -Environment: feels homey and great setup. -My visit: was a family gathering nd reunion with young children. All went very well. -Location: great. -Parking: on street by your own. I've always had a hard time... More 

Thank Flan b
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230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food was very good and the staff were a lot of fun. The only downside to this place is that it is very expensive. Carafes of sangria and taco happy hour are a winner.

Thank Tansy C
The Hague, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Delightful restaurant with good food and enchanting staff. We've been here twice and both times it was a delight being there. One time we choose the 3 course menu and the second time we enjoyed a variation of tapas.

Thank travelblom
New York City, New York
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196 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We enjoyed the food (I had the watermelon salad and the skirt steak) and the wine list had some great selections (we liked the Wollfer rose). My hsuband had some tacos he really liked. But the service seemed off - the restaurant had only two other couples dining when we walked in, and no-one came over to our table until... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was invited to a family gathering (about 50 people) this weekend at Palo Santo and it was fabulous! This was a private event and it fit our family perfectly, with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food was a taco bar with the choice of pulled pork, spicey chicken and fish with each one being delicious. The food was... More 

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

While staying in Brooklyn I frequented this restaurant quite a few times. Naturally this was due to the lovely food but also because of the very friendly and excellent service that I was given here every time I came in. The two servers that I mostly dealt with were Emily and Phil. Charming people who knew their stuff. I tried... More 

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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Our friends are locals so they knew about this somewhat off the beaten path small restaurant in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. Lucky us! We got to enjoy some of the best tiny tortillas and avocado slices I've ever encountered, as well as fabulous fish, amazing pork, and really spicy duck. The wine was good as were the salads... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had a wonderful dinner. Especially liked the tuna entree. The meal and service were great from start to finish. Handled our party of 7 on a Saturday evening very well.

1 Thank HappyTraveler1957
Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I visit this restaurant. The first time I thought the food was just ok, but the service was terrible. At my spouse's insistence, we went back yesterday. The service was terrible beyond belief. We were sat at a table near the door, and then asked to move to another table to accommodate other patrons. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
    (Between 4th Ave. and 5th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Union St (D, N, R) Bergen St (2, 3, 4)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-636-6311
Locally-sourced, seasonally-based pan-Latin cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Tucked into a Brooklyn brownstone, this intimate restaurant is perfect for hosting anything from private events, to brunch with old friends.

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