Chilo’s

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80 Good

A festive Mexican bar with an outdoor space, where a taco truck is permanently parked.

323 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238

718-676-5245

http://chilosbk.com/

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The lowdown

This festive Mexican bar gives way to an outdoor space where a taco truck is permanently parked. Friends Matthew Maddy, Nico Arze, Lev Gewirtzman, Jacques Belanger — and actor Michael Cera — want it to “feel like Pablo Escobar’s billiards room, but more Mexican” (in Maddy’s words). The menu is short and sweet: a variety of tacos (carnitas, chicken, chorizo, shrimp, fish, huitlacoche, smoked beef, nopales, duck, and pork belly), as well as tostadas and tortas. It’s more about the booze here, with tropical cocktails like frozen margaritas, plus an extensive selection of tequila.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized