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Meytex Cafe

545 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225 40.66051 -73.960571
nr. Lincoln Rd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-941-1093 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan
  • Price Range: $

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  • Critics' Rating: *****

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10

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    1 Reviews | Write a Review

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Hours

Daily, noon-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q, S at Prospect Park

Prices

$8-$10

Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Meytex Cafe is a “chop bar,” Ghanaian slang for a casual eatery. The framed pictures of African (Kofi Annan) and African-American (Martin Luther King Jr.) political figures that plaster the walls are representative of the food served: Peanut-sauced goat as well as fried chicken. However, there’s no guarantee either of those dishes will be in stock because only a fraction of what’s listed on the laminated menu is available at any given time. Hungry customers are likely to find egushie, a thick pleasantly smoky stew of spinach and ground pumpkin seeds topped with pureed tomatoes, and staples like banku, white pliable blobs that taste like sourdough and typically served on the side. For many West Africans Meytex serves as a makeshift social club—the big screen TV and bottles of Stone Strong Lager tend to get more attention than what’s coming out of the kitchen—but everyone’s welcome in this gathering place.

Recommended Dishes

Egushie, $10

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