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141 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.689332 -73.992231
nr. Atlantic Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-625-7370 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Bergen St.; 2, 3, 4, 5 at Borough Hall



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Various pieces of Mexican kitsch decorate the stone walls at Mexicali—traditional paintings, a sombrero, tapestries—and the modern semi-circular bar serves up a middle-of-the-road margarita that’s overly (but not offensively) sweet. The food, like the drinks, is good if unexceptional, with few risks on the menu. The pollo poblano mole, a house specialty, is well executed, with a rich, smoky sauce that has hints of chocolate flavor. With heaping portions of rice and beans served alongside every dish, you can expect to have some left over for breakfast or lunch the next day. The best perk might be the constantly replenished chips and housemade salsa: Fresh and spicy, it stands alone, far outstripping the bright green, too-creamy guacamole.

Recommended Dishes

Pollo poblano mole, $11.95; shrimp chimichangas, $13.95