Early Report: Fresh Mexican at Brooklyn’s Tacos El Catrin

Chef Raul Leyva, who's cooked at Chowhound favorite Fonda, just opened Tacos El Catrin, where his fresh, lively Mexican flavors are getting attention. Shrimp tacos with chipotle mayo and quesadillas with huitlacoche or chicharrones (especially the latter) are among the early 'hound favorites at this three-week-old restaurant in Kensington, Brooklyn. Also check out a terrific chorizo-enriched hamburger with Oaxacan cheese, guajillo adobo, and avocado mayo—"the surprise of the meal," JackS reports.

Photo of carnitas tacos from Tacos El Catrin / Facebook