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La Lonchería

41 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237 40.70288 -73.929129
nr. Melrose St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-729-4235 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Official Website

laloncheriabk.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-1am; Sun, 11am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Jefferson St.; M at Central Ave.

Prices

$11-$17

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Danny Mena and Oscar León Bernal opened their first restaurant, Hecho en Dumbo, in 2007, and since then Mena says they’ve seen New York’s Mexican food scene transform massively. The two hail from Mexico City, and it’s their hometown’s loncherías — casual, dinerlike spots for lunch — that gave inspiration and a name for their Bushwick restaurant, La Lonchería. Mena grew up in Mexico City, where he made the rounds going to its many loncherías, and he points to Las Tortugas, La Barraca, and the famous Bravo Lonchería as influences. He’s also a self-declared “big fan of tortas,” and Mexican sandwiches anchor the menu here. There’s La Nueva Yorkina, with its sort of Italian-Mexican fusion of cochinita-pibil-flavored porchetta, and a riff on the salsa-drenched pambazo, filled here with the Mexican green huauzontle, which is battered and wrapped around burrata. Along with sandwiches, there are tacos made with pastor-rubbed tuna and oven-roasted purple yam; grilled dishes like adobo-rubbed brisket; and appetizers, including chilitos rellenos with tuna confit.

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