Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-1am
F, M, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.
23rd St. to Union St., Prospect Park West to Third Ave.
There’s certainly no dearth of credible burrito options in the South Slope but why overlook one that puts a fresh spin on a failproof formula? Rachel’s vibrantly muraled, postered, and photo-collaged walls house a generous handful of self-serve tables which flank a long, cafeteria-style counter where massive Campesino-style burritos, ancho-chile-marinated rotisserie chicken and deeply savory barbacoa are assembled right on the spot. Take-out business is brisk, portions are huge, prices are reasonable, and, come fair weather, the festively lit back patio is an intoxicating hideaway for sipping Jarritos or house-made sangria. If you’re a fan of the Seventh Avenue staple La Taqueria, you’ll feel right at home. This place has the same owner. (He named this one after his mother.)Recommended Dishes
Baja Burrito with Roasted Corn and Carne Asada, $8.50