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Rachel's Taqueria

408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-7506
+1 718-788-1137
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
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408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-7506
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The name of this restaurant has changed to Chela. My family who live in Brooklyn recommended this restaurant and I am so glad they did. There was not any food item we did not love and the service was outstanding. The chips with the salsa...More

Thank Marguerite M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were walking down 5th Ave in the rain and the dark looking for a place to have dinner and everything looked cold and empty until we came to Rachel's which was bright and warm and had lots of people eating big plates of food....More

Thank Anne Marie C
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We go Mex for Margaritas first, then food & service. This worked for us. Food was good. Guacamole was good. Chips good. Fajitas good. Enjoyable experience.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great food, a bit pricey. You have to order rice and beans extra. Delicious margarita's, guacamole a little bland but we got medium not spicy. Severs could be a bit more attentive.

Thank jenniferkoestler49
Reviewed 6 July 2017

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 5 July 2017

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 13 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
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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