Mon-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm
G at Clinton-Washington Aves.
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Atlantic Ave. to Flushing Ave., Nostrand Ave. to Flatbush Ave.
Situated in the Chocolate Factory building, which has also been converted into a luxury apartment complex, Mojito is a true pioneer in the just-gentrifying navy yard area of Clinton Hill. The restaurant's combination of dark wood furniture and exposed brick and factory beams create an atmosphere that's both scenester-friendly and warmly inviting. Wall-mounted cigar boxes and a Che Gueverra poster tip perilously close to gimmicky, it's easy to forgive the owners for overkill in their efforts to turn their out-of-the-way locale into a destination spot. The Nuevo Cuban cuisine walks the same line, with traditional items like pernil, ropa vieja and empanadas—including a winning guava and cheese variety—sharing the menu with more modern, internationally influenced dishes, such as the Mojito Churrasco Salad, loaded with cheese, mango, avocado, grilled chicken and fried onions. The restaurant's namesake is available by the pitcher in luscious mango and passion fruit variations, but diners would do well to pace themselves—the walk back to the subway isn't exactly short.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m.—4 p.m.
Reservations accepted only for groups of 10 or more.
Empanadas, $5 for 2