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Cantina Royal

58 N. 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. Wythe Ave.
347-763-2938

Really good and refreshing

By jammorrill on 5/23/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The one thing about Williamsburg is that while there are great restaurants, and some pioneers in the farm-to-table movement, there lacks a lot of good places that serve anything interesting anymore. Diner, Marlow, Dumont, and Walter Foods all basically follow a similar path and similar style of service. It's not to say it isn't good, but it's also getting quite boring. What lacks is freshness and exposure to different tastes and flavor. This new Mexican restaurant is like none other I have ever been. While the menu is full of largely unfamiliar ingredients (read: not a burrito and margarita place), and while it can be even intimidating to someone who prides themselves in eating out too much, the flavor is excellent and new. I had the Frutas Frescos which is a "salad" but one that consists of sweet melons with jicama and squash and a dressing that is spicy and citrusy. The ceviche and raw menu is awesome and, again, light and refreshing. The orquesta section of the menu consists of various versions of flautas that are incredibly diverse and surprising. Overall it's great to see something new and something light and refreshing in the food culture of Williamsburg, especially when it is coupled with the service is so lovely and warm and devoid of attitude.

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