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Pequeña

86 S. Portland Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11217
nr. Lafayette Ave.
718-643-0000

Avg. Rating

5
Food: 6
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

43% would go back.

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Worst place ever

By vikkijones62184 on 12/19/2012

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I was looking for a place in Fort Green that me and my husband could have a nice lunch. I found this place online and visited it because of the good reviews. I WAS SO DECIEVED!!! First off the decor- I can take small places but the hanging skeletons and wall art was atrocious. There were wires in places that shouldn't have been and if Im not mistaken there was a fax machine way above the register. Second the food-I had the fish tacos and it was just nasty, the rice was not done and had no flavor the beans were overdone and had no flavor. The fish tacos was just that, fish in a soft taco. The chips they served before the meal was too salty and the guac was just guac and cilantro. Now the service- The waitress and the hostess was the same person; when she seated us, there was no greeting because she was on the phone taking orders. I was not pleased and will not be attending this restaurant ever again.

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26 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Diamond in the rough

By chopchop on 10/28/2012

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

Pequena is one my all time favorites- I usually eat dinner there once a week and have yet to be disappointed. My go to's are the mushroom tacos, sauteed fish tacos, chicken tortilla soup and the black beans. All the tacos are loaded with guacamole goodness, salsa and pickled red onions, and always taste fresh. And I don't know how they do it, but the black beans are the best I've ever had- and vegan, too! Service is always friendly, even when it's super busy. The decor is colorful and busy, but oh so charming- especially the pressed tin ceiling! All in all, Pequena is A+ and deserves a gold star, too!

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20 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Worst Dining Experience Ever !!!

By vhoyte on 6/2/2010

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

Worst dining experience ever!!! This place is truly a “hole-in-da-wall” with sub par service. The only thing that’s remotely palatable about Pequena is their breakfast burrito which they only serve on Sat/Sun. I dine out a lot, way more than I would like to admit; and I especially love small quaint neighborhood eateries but unfortunately Pequena doesn’t fit this description at all. I live in the area so I felt compelled to try it out a couple of times, each time leaving grossly disappointed. The food sucks, drinks are watered down and the service is deplorable not to mention there are flies everywhere!!! Considering there so many other great options in the neighborhood they will definitely never see me again.

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31 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

Horrible service

By atv on 1/31/2009

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

The food and drinks were all good, although not exceptional. However, the service was truly awful. I visited on a Saturday night and the whole time my friend and I were eating it felt like they were rushing us. I understand that it is a small space and Saturday's are a busy night, but our presence shouldn't have been treated as an inconvenience, which is how it felt. The manager was rude, combative and even yelled at customers. Stay clear of this place if you want to have a nice evening out. They really don't seem to care about their guests

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63 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Decent Mexican

By EatItBrooklyn on 11/26/2008

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

Tasty beans, good rice and SPICY sauces. Stay away from the shrimp though. The fish tacos were nice, and the veggie dishes are well-made as well. Go to www.eatbrooklynfood.blogspot.com for photos and more descriptions. Great margaritas too!

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55 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

YUMMY

By kabasan on 2/8/2005

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

Went there for brunch & it was very yummy. $5 Margaritas were very limey & had a nice kick. Place is damn small, crammed & uncomfortable but worth the trip. Very fresh homemade test.

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299 out of 566 people found this review helpful.

Go to Los Pollitos Instead

By ladyandlapcat on 10/26/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

We normally go to Pequena for dinner, but one time went just for cocktails and snacks. What a mistake! The waitstaff gets irritable if you do not order a lot, and the service can be painfully slow. We waited over 30 minutes for tacos and chips. The fish tacos are delicious, but the service was so surly and slow (and pricier than the excellent Los Pollitos) that we are loathe to ever return.

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