Get directions | 736 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hours | Sunday 8am-11pm, Monday 8am-11pm, Tuesday 8am-11pm, Wednesday 8am-11pm, Thursday 8am-11pm, Friday 8am-12am, Saturday 11am-12am
Chavela’s serves some very good Mexican food, and it’s also one of the most fun restaurants in Crown Heights for hanging out with a group. As a result, the waits at this walk-in-only spot on Franklin Avenue can be pretty long. But they’re worth it, because once you get a table in what feels like someone’s very large and charming apartment, you’re going to want to hang out for the rest of the night. Start with the really good queso fundido with chorizo, and then fill your table with tacos and share plates like the chicken in a pool of mole, or the chile relleno. No matter what you get to eat, make sure to order some draft margaritas, too – they’re discounted during Happy Hour (weekdays until 7pm).