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Gran Electrica

5 Front St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.702554 -73.993106
nr. Old Fulton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-852-2700 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

granelectrica.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 6pm-10:30pm; Fri, 5pm-11:30pm; Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, noon-10:30pm; bar open Sun-Thu until midnight and Fri-Sat until 1am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C at High St.

Prices

$7.50-13

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The Colonie team’s second effort since their Brooklyn Heights hit is divided indoors into a bar area (where it’s possible to dine) and several smaller dining rooms, plus an expansive, gorgeous back garden. It’s worth ponying up $10 or more for a margarita or $11 for a michelada to sit on this plant-decked patio, strung with lights and impressively situated beneath the towering bulk of the Manhattan bridge. It’s probably even worth the $13 bowl of guacamole that isn’t big enough, well-seasoned enough, or sufficiently well presented to warrant the price; at least it comes with a selection of four salsas, including a creamy one made with sesame seeds and a flavorful yet not super spicy arbol chile rendition. The rest of the menu isn’t that high in price, but--save for a pair of delicious, crunchy fish tacos—it’s not that high in flavor, either. On a recent visit, gorditas seemed undersalted, as did pozole, while pickled vegetable escabeche was limp and muddy-hued rather than vibrant. The torta ahogada (a roast-pork sandwich drowning in a rich red sauce) can be had better at Williamsburg’s La Superior. And churros lacked the heat, softness, and crunch that makes them a favorite.

Note

Reservations accepted for parties of eight or more

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