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Trace

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8814 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 40.621735 -74.032081
nr. 88th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-921-9500 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

traceny.com

Hours

Sun-Fri, noon-10:30pm, Sat, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 86th St.

Prices

$10-$32

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

101st St. to Bay Ridge Pkwy., 7th Ave. to Shore Rd.

Profile

With old-world Italian options galore in Bay Ridge, this sleek Mexican restaurant fills a void the neighborhood craves. The sexy, dim interior, with its slight nods to Mexico, extends well beyond a front bar that’s packed on weekends and into a back room with spacious tables. To diners' delight, fresh tortilla chips and a trio of salsas arrive almost instantaneously. Potent frozen margaritas are compulsory, as are a cheese-and-bean-heavy Trace chopped salad, and the citrus-nuanced steak, fish, lobster, pork, or chicken tacos. The burrito for vegetarians is unfortunately lackluster, while chicken enchiladas are unusually and enticingly fluffy. Crisp, cinnamon-and-sugar-bombed churros, despite their pervasive greasiness, will leave you yearning for another helping.

Prix-Fixe Menus

Brunch: Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m., featuring one free Bloody Mary, mimosa, frozen margarita, sangria, or bellini with a meal, $15. Lunch: Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m., featuring soup or salad, entrée, dessert, and coffee, tea, or soda, $15.

Note
Bar closes at 2 a.m.

Recommended Dishes

Trace chopped salad, $10; chicken enchiladas, $14

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