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736 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.673445 -73.957252
at Sterling Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-622-3100 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

S at Park Pl.; 2, 3, 4, 5 at Franklin Ave.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Eastern Pkwy. to Atlantic Ave., New York Ave. to Flatbush Ave.


A Prospect Heights go-to since 2007 for its well-executed Mexican comfort food, Chavela’s graduated to a bigger, more elegant space a block away from its legendarily tiny original café in the summer of 2011. The surroundings are brighter and more modern, but the place still retains its cozy charm: Dark wood paneling offsets colorful handmade tiles, and the high pressed-tin ceiling is dotted with antique-looking chandeliers. Small tables flank one side of the space, while a long bar wraps along the other, offering late night revelers a selection of 50 tequilas to go with their delicately spiced chicken mole tacos. Though the lines still stretch outside for brunch, the happy hour specials and sangria attract more of the barhopping crew than the old spot did. Luckily, the menu is mostly the same, stocked with solid pan-Mexican favorites such as the pleasingly spicy sopa de tortilla and the subtly sweet huitlacoche quesadilla.

Recommended Dishes

Sopa de tortilla, $4; Aurelia’s mole, $11; Huitlacoche quesadilla, $4.50