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El Almacén

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557 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.71687 -73.956527
nr. 7th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-218-7284 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican, South American
  • Price Range: $$$

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    6 out of 10


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Mon-Thu, 5pm-11pm; Fri, 5pm-midnight; Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Broadway to Manhattan Ave., Meeker Ave. to Kent Ave.


The name of this quaint Argentine restaurant is Spanish for general store, a detail referenced most in the old-time-shop décor like the front counter, chalkboard menus, and a glass ingredient cabinet. Wooden tables, mismatched chairs, hanging relics, and bread loaves in wire baskets add to the antique feel, but candles and flowers on every table ensure an ambiance that’s more cozy than museum quality. There’s an emphasis on sharing here, with meat-and-cheese platters and a range of small plates, from an extensive seviche bar to cotija-covered grilled corn or the popular avocado fries. A pepper stuffed with spinach, cheese, and corn that’s served over rice and black beans makes a more filling option. The highlight of the anticipated steak section is the costilla de res, braised for nine hours in maté (a South American substitute for coffee). For dessert, flan comes with a trio of chopped fresh fruits, and churros arrive hot and ready to dunk in chocolate and caramel dipping sauces.

Recommended Dishes

Choclo (grilled corn), $6; ceviche de bife, $10; flan, $7

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