With a growing population and sweeping changes to the food landscape, Brooklyn’s Crown Heights is, now more than ever, becoming a must-stop in New York City. These top restaurants should be added to your rotation.
If you are not looking for Puerto Viejo, there is a good chance you will not find it. Located off the main roads in Crown Heights, this corner restaurant may be small in size, but it is large in Dominican flavor. With affordable prices and desire for sustainability (materials used in the restaurant are recycled), this restaurant is a laid-back, diner-friendly location. The menu includes empanadas, mofongo, oxtails, yellow rice and beans, and a strong sangria.
Opened in 2007, Chavela’s has been Crown Height’s absolute, must-eat-at Mexican restaurant. The chef behind this popular restaurant is Arturo Leonar, who was born and raised in Mexico City. When he came to New York City, he brought the bold flavors of the country with him. Classic Mexican dishes and flavors, including guacamole, tostados, ceviche and seven kinds of tacos, delight diners again and again. Save room for the churros.
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