Mon-Fri, 7am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-10pm
G at Greenpoint Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Greenpoint Ave. to Ash St., McGuinness Blvd. to West St.
This part taqueria, part American diner has a laid-back West Coast feel. The wood-patterned Formica counter seats six on cushy rotating stools; just a few sombreros decorate the cream colored walls, and vibrant woven rugs are laid out as tablecloths. Thriving potted plants sprout tangled greenery that droops from bright window nooks, and local soccer league trophies are displayed proudly above a drink cooler. Hipsters who leisurely sip Pacificos with limes, and slowly pick at overflowing burritos and extra-thick burgers seem to be on Cali-time. The enormous signboard menu behind the counter carries both Mexican and American basics from soft tacos to tuna melts with fries. A few surprises include tacos cecina, a sort of Spanish beef jerky with cilantro, onions and white sauce in a soft corn tortilla, and the Crunch French Toast made with thick fluffy slices of challah dredged in batter and coated in crushed corn flakes. The food’s not San Diego quality, but nothing comes out too badly and it’s all exceedingly cheap.Recommended Dishes
Crunch French toast with apple cinnamon, $5.65; chicken burrito, $7.25