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Castro's

511 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.693571 -73.964412
at Grand St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-398-1459 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Hours

Daily, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Classon Ave.

Prices

$2.50-$14.50

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Atlantic Ave. to Flushing Ave., Spencer St. to N. Portland St.

Profile

This Mexican joint a stone’s throw away from Pratt fills up nightly with the art school’s asymmetrical-haircut set. The prices are right for the demographic: A giant Castro special burrito runs a mere $9. It’s too bad the fillings disappoint, with overly generous helpings of Monterey Jack obscuring the flavors of the glut within: rice, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, plus a protein of choice. Creamy guacamole may have needed salt, and fried pork chops achieved dryness and blandness, but there are some successes. Carnitas tacos are marvelously fatty, though they could use some spice or acid, and pipian con pollo (chicken in green pumpkin-seed sauce) is pleasantly spiced. The main dining room is cozy, with marigold-colored walls covered in Mexican art. In warmer weather, a back patio festively strung with colored lights is delightful.

Recommended Dishes

Pipian con pollo, $12; carnitas soft tacos, $3

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