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La Flor de Piaxtla

4202 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11232 40.649589 -74.005664
at 42nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-437-7356 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

D, N, R at 36th St.; R at 45th St.

Prices

$4-$11

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

37th St. to 65th St., First Ave. to Ninth Ave.

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This venue is closed.

No simple hole-in-the-wall, La Flor de Piaxtla doubles as a cultural center of sorts. Spanish-language CDs and magazines are sold at the counter, Telemundo blares overhead and paintings of Mexican history—more Harlequin romance than Diego Rivera—line the off-white walls. But if the look is lowbrow, the cuisine is broadminded. While honoring the cuisine of the southern Mexican town from which it gets its name, this little restaurant puts unexpected spins on traditional dishes. Tortas, for instance, pay heed to Sunset Park's internationalism with Italian, Russian and even Hawaiian variations that incorporate pork, breaded beef and pineapple, respectively. For culinary conservatives, enchiladas in a smoky mole sauce satisfy without causing belt-loosening bloat, and the slow-cooked tongue platter has none of the toughness that might scare off would-be dabblers. Meek mouths beware: The nearly neon-green sauce accompanying the chilaquiles is so fiery, you'll be spearing relief from the accompanying plate of cucumbers. If that doesn't soothe sore taste buds, a cup of frosty horchata might.

Recommended Dishes

Chilaquiles, $8; tortas Mexicanas, $5

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