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El Almacén

557 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. 7th St.
718-218-7284

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 8
Service: 4
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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57% would go back.

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distinctly average

By helmutkang on 8/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 0
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  • No, I would not go back!

I hate to be negative (because I'm always happy for new places in our hood) but my dinner companion and I were sadly underwhelmed by this restaurant. First the waitress tried to sit us right up against another table when the restaurant was half empty. Weird - why not give us a nice corner table (which we then requested)? Then our appetizer, the ceviche mixto, arrived even before our wine. Umm, it would be nice to start my glass of wine before the meal. The ceviche was totally unexciting - tomato sauce, almost like ketchup, no citrus-y bite at all. Plus the dish was very small for the price. The paella was fairly tasty but again, the portion was so skimpy. Certainly was not brimming with seafood. In short, underwhelming, overpriced, inexperienced.

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63 out of 138 people found this review helpful.

Mexican? Why is this restaurant listed as Mexican?

By loveboat on 9/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 0
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  • Yes, I would go back!

It is most definitely argentine. Super charming and can be quite romantic!

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68 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

Terrible Service

By kenn2121 on 11/28/2013

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

If you like bad service in a cramped space and enjoy eating average food at above average prices - then this is a place for you. I'll take a pass next time.

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14 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

:(

By annanyc29 on 3/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

when you order a bottle of wine AND DINNER make sure you finish it after an hour and half because they will kick you out after 2 hrs anyway

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72 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

cozy argentinian restaurant

By carl65 on 3/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

i love the decor but the service push you to much.....food ok!

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39 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Delicious Steak!

By antonybcn on 9/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

El Almacen probably serves the best steak for the money in all of NYC! We had a starter of Avocado Fries and Morcilla. Both excellent. Luego we shared the delicious Entrana. For $ 18 dollars you get two slabs of exquisite marinated skirt steak, garnished with mashed patotoes and pimientos de padron. More than enough food for two on a late weekday dinner. We finished it off with a flan with strawberries the way it should be. The check (including wine+beer) came in at $ 52, a happy surprise! Ah, and the patio is delightful on a warm September night!

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90 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

amazing!

By lucyg on 8/22/2011

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

i really liked this place! great ambiance and great food! the service was very good! delicious tacos de pescado!!!

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48 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

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