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Bad Experience at Tacos Matamoros

I eat at Tacos Matamoras on a fairly regular basis. It's a casual place so the service is casual but we've always received quick and friendly service -- even when we were almost the only gringos in the room. As a gringo who has eaten there many times, I can't even relate to your perception that Latinos are treated better there. One of my favorite times to eat there is on Sunday evening when it is extremely full and busy with many local Mexican families.

Often we are asked by the manager/host if we'd like something to drink before we even sit down and before our almost always busy waitress has had a chance to get over to us to take our order. We have also never had a problem getting second and third rounds of margaritas. They ask if we prefer them frozen or on the rocks. They bring us salsa verde and hot sauce when we request it. Even when extremely busy, they almost always check back with us a couple of times to see if we need or want anything else and to make sure everything is okay. They never rush us. They usually don't bring us the check until we ask for it. Not rushing people is part of Latin culture.

We manage to communicate just fine with a combination of our broken Spanish and their broken English and some occasional pointing to the menu to clarify (which I don't think anyone minds). In all the time we've been going there, I think we only got a mistake dish once -- and that was a happy mistake that we were happy to eat -- shrimp tacos.

As for the waitress hurrying over to your table when you got up to leave and you put money down, I'm floored that you perceived that to be them thinking you were going to walk out without paying. You just left cash on a table in the middle of a big busy room. While your waitress didn't want to rush you out of your table, I'm sure she also wanted to make sure she picked up the cash before anyone else in the room did. I don't usually get up and leave my bill and cash on the table unless it is very quiet and I'm sure the waitress sees that we're leaving, at which point I say gracias and buenos noches. Usually I wait to give it to the waitress and tell her that we don't need change.

I'm really amazed that you found service at Matamoras to be "brazenly rude". That has not been my experience there at all.

Jun 30, 2011
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Tanoreen- uphill alert!

I haven't been to the new location yet but it looks very inviting and I will go soon. I know how good the food is from the old location. Does the need for a reservation only apply to Saturday night or other nights too? Sometimes it's a little hard to plan ahead re what time I'll be ready for dinner and, in general, I don't tend to go to restaurants that require reservations. I live in Bay Ridge so I'm wondering whether I could walk in on a weeknight or maybe Sunday or late Friday? Regardless, I'm very happy to hear how busy the new place is. This success is very much deserved.

Jan 27, 2010
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Tacos Matamoros & Sunset Park

It's on Fifth Ave at 45th Street.

Jan 05, 2010
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Tacos Matamoros & Sunset Park

I love Tacos Matamoros. I've been eating there on a fairly regular basis since I first set foot in the place last spring. The best piece of advice I can give anyone about Matamoros is this: As yummy as the tacos are, try other things on the menu too. Do not just stick to tacos. That said, I do definitely recommend their tacos.

But I'm addicted to their shrimp cocktail. Sometimes I get my own. Sometimes I share one. But it's hard to resist them. And love their mole poblano. I also love a good cemita (with extra chipotle) there. And I really like their burritos. Oh, and their camarones al mojo de ajo (shrimp in garlic sauce) is yummy too. Also, thanks to the recommendation of a Chowhound, I tried and loved the costillos en adobo rojo (pork chop in red sauce). One of the things I want to try next there is their seafood soup. It looks great. I've also been meaning to try one of their steaks. I see plenty of those steaks coming out of that kitchen and plenty of young Mexican guys looking like they are really enjoying them.

And let me not fail to mention that the make a good margarita. And even with the addition of margaritas, the food prices have remained very inexpensive. I don't know how anyone can complain about the prices.

Tacos Matamoras quickly became one of my personal go-to comfort places. I love the food and margaritas and find the atmposphere and staff very comfy and friendly.

Jan 04, 2010
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

What's the story on the fire that closed the Great Jones St Cafe?

I tried to stop by the Great Jones St Cafe on Saturday night for some blackened catfish and jambalaya after going to the theatre in the neighborhood. But the restaurant was closed due to a fire according to a sign on the door. Does anyone know what happened and when? how bad it was? whether/how soon they plan to re-open? I hope they will be able to re-open and soon, first for the people who own it and work there and second because I like to eat/drink there and would miss it if it was gone. And, of course, I hope nobody was hurt in the fire.

Nov 30, 2009
Kitchop in Manhattan

Sunset Park Latin for a Large Group

I love Tacos Matamoros in Sunset Park for Mexican food. Almost everything I've ever had there has been very good (tacos, burritos, chicken mole poblano, shrimp cocktail, garlic shrimp, pork chop in red sauce, cemitas and tortas, enchiladas, etc, Next I'm going to try the soups and steaks.). Although I love the tacos, I think anyone who limits themselves to just tacos at Matamoros is really missing something. I go there whenever I miss Mexico (which is often!). It's very inexpensive, has a big room in front and a room in back that they may be able to set up for your party. They do not have a full bar but they do make very good margaritas. I think the only other drink they make is pina coladas. It's a strange liquor license but it works for me since margaritas are my favorite drink. I think you can probably byobeer. It's on Fifth Ave near 45th St.

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Tacos Matamoros
4508 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Nov 17, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Hot food at Paneantico in Bay Ridge?

Ooooo. They have fritattas in the morning???? Are potatoes involved? Are fritattas on their breakfast menu? I remember an extremely limited breakfast menu from the rare time I got there before 11am on a weekend. But I do enjoy a good fritatta. How do you get a fritatta at Paneantico?

Jun 29, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Hot food at Paneantico in Bay Ridge?

I adore Paneantico. It's such a comfy, friendly little neighborhood bakery and cafe. I especially love it at this time of year when it is so nice to have a leisurely meal or coffee in the outside tables.

I love the coffee and the pastries. They make great sandwiches on great bread. My new favorite meal there is their delicious grilled chicken house salad. Grilled chicken, fresh mozzerella, grilled eggplant and roasted red peppers on in a generous bowl of very fresh mixed field greens. Their balamic vinegar is addictive and their bread is wonderful.

My question is about Paneantico's hot food (the only Paneantico offering that I haven't tried yet): Since they do have hot food but they don't have any of it on their menu, I assume that the way to get some is to go in, browse the case, ask some questions and ask them to make you a plate of whatever looks good to you. Yesterday, one of the guys at the table behind me had some eggplant parm and some veggies and I think some sausage. He actually asked me if I'd like to try his eggplant. I had just finished one of the huge grilled chicken salads so I declined his friendly offer. But I'm still thinking about it and I'm kinda sorry I didn't accept one little bite of his eggplant, just to taste it. Guess I'll have to go ask them to make me a plate. ;-)

So, has anyone eaten any of Paneantico's hot food? If so, do you have any recommendations?

Jun 29, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

ceviche in Brooklyn

Has anyone tried the ceviche at Tacos Matamoros in Sunset Park yet? I haven't gotten to it yet but I love their shrimp cocktails. Love them.

Jun 22, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Steak Restaurant in Brooklyn

The Woodburning Pit in Bay Ridge on Fifth Ave @ 67th St makes a nice Portuguese style steak. Maybe not what you're looking for if you're looking for a classic steakhouse. But if you'd enjoy: A garden table. A nice pitcher of fruity sangria. And a big, tender, tasty steak that comes with mounds of french fried potatoes and rice, you might like to try The Woodburning Pit. Wwe ordered a side salad too so we wouldn't die of too much meat with not enough veggies!) Oh and it's amazingly inexpensive.

Jun 22, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

I love Tacos Matamoros. Where else should I try in SP?

It's possible that margaritas might help me work my way up to tripe. ;-)

Jun 17, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook vendor opens Sunset Park restaurant!!!

Very interesting about Caesar salad's origin. You inspired me to go to Google for more info and I stand corrected. Apparently, Caesar salad was created by an Italian in Mexico. So, I guess it belongs on both Mexican and Italian menus. I learn something new every day.

But why would you even suggest that Matamoros might be serving margaritas without a license? Would they really risk their thriving business by doing that? It seems much more likely that they've waited for a long time to be able to get their margarita license. And I'm happy for both them and for me. I love the atmosphere at Matamoros. Nothing fancy. The atmosphere mostly comes from the other people in the room and the warm buzz of those people. What do you dislike about the decor at Matamoros?

Jun 17, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Good food AND good margaritas in Sunset Park?

I hope the margaritas don't attract the yuppies either. I've been to Matamoras several times since they started serving margaritas and there are still plenty of local working class Mexican neighborhood people along with some of us gringos -- All of us now happily drinking margaritas with our good, inexpensive Mexican food. They seem to have a thriving business going. Hopefully, they won't risk ruining it by pricing out their core customers. It would not be the same place if they replace the locals with yuppies. The real and special atmosphere would be gone.

Jun 17, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook vendor opens Sunset Park restaurant!!!

I'm a little curious about this place since I ride by it often. Unfortunately, every time I ride by it, it is extremely empty. It looks like they've made an effort to create a nice space. But that bright light makes it look so unappealing. My friend says she'd feel like she was in a fishbowl in that light with those windows. They need to tone down the overhead bright lights and maybe put some sheer curtains on the window to soften it a little.

I also have to admit that I'm a little put off by a Mexican restaurant that's serving Caesar salad and no margaritas. Caesar salad seems like an odd thing to thave on a Mexican restaurant, especially so close to so many Italian restaurants. If the food is good, I wouldn't mind paying a bit more for it, compared to other Mexican restaurants in the neighborhood. But if you are going to announce that you're "upscale" for the neighborhood, I really want a good margarita with the meal. FYI, Tacos Matamoros, which has great inexpensive authentic Mexican food, is now serving margaritas. So, yes, it can be done.

Jun 09, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

I love Tacos Matamoros. Where else should I try in SP?

I'm very happy to hear that this thread inspired you to check out Matamoros. And your contribution to the thread has catapulted costillas en adobo rojo to the top of my list of meals to try next at Matamoras, a restaurant that has quickly become a regular place for me. And they recently started serving margaritas -- which should go very well with this dish you've suggested, don't you think? Thanks for the recommendation. Ribs that remind you of vindaloo. Who can resist trying that?

Jun 09, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

I love Tacos Matamoros. Where else should I try in SP?

I'm working my way through the tacos and haven't tried them all yet (even though I managed to accidently get served shrimp tacos when they weren't even on the menu). But I'll get there. Now that they're serving margaritas, maybe I'll get brave enough to sample some of the more exotic meats. I keep getting distracted with other parts of the menu though, good as the tacos are.

Jun 09, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

I love Tacos Matamoros. Where else should I try in SP?

Hola Chopperita. I too am very happy that Tacos Matamoros is now serving margaritas. So glad that, if they have a limited liquor license, they chose to serve margaritas and not beer instead of the other way around. This just solidifies my love for this place.

Jun 09, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Good food AND good margaritas in Sunset Park?

I'm very happy to report that Tacos Matamoros now serves margaritas! It's a very recent development. They're good too. The first time I had one (okay, I had more than one) they were $5. The next time, within the week, they were $6. I guess they're still trying to work out how much to charge for margaritas. This is a new development. Just happened sometime in the last week or so. They're liquor license seems to be limited. They are only serving margaritas and pina coladas. No beer as far as I know. It's usually the other way around with limited licenses -- beer but no margaritas.

I loved Matamoros before and now I love it even more.

Jun 09, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

I love Tacos Matamoros. Where else should I try in SP?

I just discovered Tacos Matamoros in Sunset Park recently and it's one of those restaurants that immediately went right onto my personal "A" list. I love both the food and the vibe at Matamoros. Whenever I wish I could be in Mexico, I crave Matamoros. I knew the first time I ate there that it was destined to become one of my regular restaurants. Like I said, I've only been there maybe a half dozen times so far, so I'm still working my way through trying their menu.

I, of course, started with a variety of tacos, both small and grande. And, as most people agree, the tacos are great. Recently, we accidently got shrimp tacos (which, for some unknown reason are not on the menu) when we experienced a minor communication glitch. We ordered shrimp cocktails and got grande shrimp tacos. Clearly, we were not clear when we ordered. But it was a happy mishap. The shrimp tacos were good and I'd order them again --- now that I know they'll make them (even though they are not on the menu.)

But I LOVE their shrimp cocktails. They are destined to become one of my favorite cold summer foods. A very generous portion of cold shrimp is served in a big tall glass in a "sauce" that I can only describe as tasting something like gazpacho with chunks of avocado too. It's delicious and my new favorite way to eat shrimp cocktail.

I've also tried their chicken enchiladas mole poblano which were yummy and almost exactly like the ones I eat in a tiny loncheria in a tiny Mexican pueblo that I love. Have also tried the shrimp in garlic sauce and it was good too. Oh and their pork burrito is to die for. I also like their cemitas and tortas but I probably like their cemita better. Like I said, I'm still working my way through the menu. I have to try one of their tamales soon.

I definitely do not understand why too many people only recommend the tacos. Sure, the tacos are great and they make a nice meal or starter. But, to me, Tacos Matamoros is not just about tacos.

So.....

(1) What other menu items should I try at Tacos Matamoros?
(2) What other restaurants/street carts should I try next in Sunset Park and what should I eat there?

May 18, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

DINE IN BROOKLYN HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2009

Slight clarification from Serious Eats New York:

"Following the lead of Restaurant Week in Manhattan, which turned into Restaurant Months earlier this year, Brooklyn's Restaurant Week, known as Dine-in Brooklyn, has been extended through April 30. But call first—not all eateries are keeping the $23 three-course lunch and dinner prix fixe menus. And it's only available Mondays through Thursdays..."

Kitchop's comments:

So, it's only Monday through Thursday and not all previously particpating restaurants. I guess this is somewhat good news. I can understand why restaurants would want to use this extension to promote business on Monday-Thursday but not on the weekend since weekends are the nights that they make most of their money, in general, but especially in the current economic climate. Although....I had a perfectly good Saturday evening DIB experience at Saint Germain in Bay Ridge.

But if they're not going to publish a list of participants and I have to start calling restaurants to ask whether they are still participating, I'm probably not going to get around to going to a DIB restaurant on Monday through Thursday. My biggest frustration with the whole DIB promotion already is the lack of readily available info when it seems like it would be so easy to provide it.

I do not want to have to call each restaurant ahead and ask questions about their DIB menu and whether they're even participating. And I would think it would be a pain for restaurants to have to get a lot of info-seeking calls. And I do not want to be bait and switched from a DIB menu to the regular menu, i.e. if I don't like the DIB menu once I'm in the restaurant and finally see it, I can always order off the regular menu. No thanks! If I want to order from the regular menu, I'd go any week but DIB week.

If I'm going for the promotion, I want the promotion to offer something I'm interested in. To that end, I do not usually go to any restaurants for the DIB promo that do not, at least, post their special DIB menu in their window. I really do not want to have to work too hard or do too much research before I go out to dinner.

My ideal would be a central website where all the DIB menus are posted. Can't someone on Marty's staff coordinate something like that? Alternatively, if the restaurant has a website, I wish they'd post it on their own website. It would give them an edge with me. At least put the DIB menu in the restaurant window. When they don't, I take it as a sign that they are particpating reluctantly and don't really want new customers to order off the DIB menu.

I had good DIB experiences this year at Cebu and Saint Germain and in previous years I've had good DIB experiences at Elia and Tuscany Grill (all in Bay Ridge). All of these restaurants posted their DIB menus in their windows.

I'm not walking in blind without knowing ahead what's on the menu. I've just seen too many DIB menus that had absolutely nothing I was interested in eating. There is nothing worse than a seemingly begruding DIB menu. Restaurants should not participate if they only want to offer field greens for an appetizer and vanilla ice cream for dessert. No matter what restaurant it is, field greens and vanilla ice cream are not a bargain. DIB menus should offer something special that gives us a sense of what to come back for on the regular menu.

To conclude my little rant, let me just add that we almost always order a bottle of wine with dinner during DIB and we always tip generously. I'm not cheap. But I want a good DIB menu and I want it upfront. The goal of a good promotion is to win new customers who will come back and, hopefully, even become regular customers.

Apr 06, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

RESTAURANT WEEK 2009: DINE IN BROOKLYN: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

We ate at Saint Germain in Bay Ridge on Saturday evening (Third Ave @ about 84th St) and had a pleasant experience and a good meal.

Along with Cebu Bistro earlier in the week, I feel like I gained two new neighborhood restaurants during this DIB. Both are within walking distance of home for me.

There were two of us and we both had the steak frites for the main entree and both enjoyed it. It was tasty and cooked just exactly as we ordered it -- medium rare. There were 3 other entree options on the DIB menu: (1) chicken with portebella mushroom and something else that I can't remember; (2) tilapia Cajun style (but I tend to be suspicious of tilapia); and (3) mussels (but for some bizarre reason without the frites). Mussels were a last minute substitution for the scallops with spinach entree that they, apparently, ran out of earlier. I will go back sometime just to try their moules frites though. It's never a bad thing to have a pleasant friendly bistro within walking distance where I can drink wine and eat good moules frites.

For the appetzier, I had a ratatouille and goat cheese crepe and my friend had a smoked salmon plate served with toast. Both were good and generous portions. We shared both and both liked both. Other appetizer options were a salad with goat cheese and the soup du jour, which was lentil the night we were there.

For dessert, they offered anything from their dessert case, which I thought was a very nice touch and smart business use of the DIB promotion on their part since they are a bistro/patisserie. The pastry case is right by the front door so everyone walks by it on their way in and on their way out. It's full of lots of good options. We shared a piece of chocolate opera cake and a pear pistachio tart. Both were good and there were plenty of other good dessert options in that case. It was both hard -- and fun -- to choose.

The service was good and friendly even though our waitress seemed to be the only one working outside of the kitchen and the room was almost full. It's a small restaurant but still. She discussed the menu, took our order, brought our bottle of wine, filled our water glasses, brought all of our courses, replaced a knife I dropped, cleared all of our courses and eventually took our money. In spite of being the only one working outside of the kitchen, she timed everything well and was very pleasant and friendly (even though she had been working since 11am and we got there a little before 9pm.

Of the two, Cebu probably has the edge with me if only because their kitchen is open until 3am (not to mention their working fireplace). But both Cebu and Saint Germain were very pleasant, friendly bistros with good food that we enjoyed in pleasant atmospheres. I'm sure I'll go back to both.

Mar 30, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Is there any place I can get fish and shrimp tacos like those in Playa Del Carmen?

I usually stay further down the coast from Playa del Carmen when in Mexico but, I too, would love to find that kind of shrimp taco in NYC. If there really are none here in NYC, there's a niche to be filled by someone.

Mar 26, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

RESTAURANT WEEK 2009: DINE IN BROOKLYN: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

I just posted about a good DIB experience I just had at Cebu in this thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/606652

Mar 26, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Red Hook vendor opens Sunset Park restaurant!!!

I noticed this new place while riding by on the B63 the other day. Thanks for posting about it. I go to Mexico every chance I get and I'm newly smitten with Tacos Matamoros but I think there is room for this kind of "upscale" Mexican restaurant in Sunset Park too. However.....Will they only be getting a beer and wine license? Because I think they'd have a much better chance of making it work if they serve a reasonablely priced pitcher of margaritas to go with this kind of food. Oh, okay, they can serve margaritas by the individual glass too if they must. ;-) But seriously, margaritas would be a huge plus. If they don't want to have a full bar, is there such a thing as a limited liquor license that would allow them to serve wine, beer and tequila/margaritas?

Mar 26, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Dine in Brooklyn - anyone been yet?

I had a very good DIB experience at Cebu in Bay Ridge (Third Ave @ 88th St) this week.

I was there with one friend. We both opted for the crabcake with spicy slaw for our appetizer and both liked it. If I remember correctly, other DIB appetizer options included caesar salad, field greens with crumbled goat cheese or soup. Bread was served with a creamy red pepper dipping sauce.

For my entree I had Seafood Paella with Spicy Chorizo. Amongst the tasty rice, there were at least a dozen mussels, tons of calamari, plenty of sliced chorizo, one big tender clam and one giant shrimp. On the regular menu, the paella is $22 so DIB was a good deal. My friend had Panko Chipotle Chicken with roasted potatoes and veggies that included string beans and zucchini. I'm not sure what the other DIB entree options were but I think there was a ravioli of the day and "hot pork chop". Maybe one other choice too. Both of our entrees were good and the portions were generous. We left the restaurant almost too full.

For dessert, I had NY style cheesecake and my friend had flourless chocolate cake. Both were served with a generous portion of whipped cream. The options of ice cream or sorbet were also offered.

We shared a $28 bottle of wine with our DIB 3-course meal.

The service was good and friendly. Several people checked with us to make sure everything was alright and to see whether we needed anything else. We were never rushed at all and the courses were timed well. The atmosphere was comfortable and nice. There was a working fireplace blazing away in the back room where we ate dinner. Very nice to be sitting near a fireplace with a fire in it on a chilly evening. The music was mellow in the back room and less mellow in the front room by the bar. We were asked which room we preferred for dinner and then we were given a choice of several good tables in that room even though the place was fairly busy for an evening early in the week.

It was my first time at Cebu and I feel like I've gained a new neighborhood restaurant/bar. I really liked the friendly vibe, the food was good and it's within walking distance of where I live. And best of all for this night owl, the kitchen is open until 3AM (although the DIB menu was available until 10). It will be a nice place to head for a late bite after getting home from the theatre or a Cyclones game. So, DIB worked well in this case -- I found a new favorite neighborhood restaurant and Cebu gained a couple of new regular customers who will definitely be back. That's what we're both supposed to hope to get out of this DIB promotion, right?

Mar 26, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn BYOB

It's Mexican so it may not work for you (at least when you're with your family) but others reading this Brooklyn BYOB thread who do like good, inexpensive Mexican food might want to consider Tacos Matamoros in Sunset Park on 5th Ave @ 45th Street.

Mar 26, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Good food AND good margaritas in Sunset Park?

Now that's what I call problem solving!!! I never thought of doing that but, when you think about it, if they are fine with us bringing our own beer -- why would they care if we bring our own margaritas? We'd still order up lots of food and maybe even some coffee later before we head out. And, of course, tip generously. I never thought of BYOB as being able to bring my own margaritas. Not as easy as bringing beer or wine, but it would be nice to have a few ritas with Tacos Matamoros food.

Mar 11, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Good food AND good margaritas in Sunset Park?

Thanks. I'm really just getting started exploring Sunset Park. Tacos Matamoros was the very first place I went. Was I just lucky to find that one first? Because I loved it. But I'll definitely take a look at any other latin restaurants that are not specifically Mexican (Ecuador, Peru, etc). I'm defintely looking for places with more of a working class and inexpensive vibe, not an expensive pretentious yuppie vibe. When I got off the B63 at 39th St, I took a peek into Maria's Bistro but it didn't look like what I was looking for. So I kept walking until I came to Tacos Matamoros. And when I saw how many Mexican locals were eating there and that the place was full, I went in. And I'm very glad I did. But lots of working class people I know drink -- I'm not picky about what kind of tequila they make my margaritas with. And if they had cheap margaritas, I wouldn't mind if they had to raise the food prices a little. I guess it is hard to run an inexpensive, working class restaruant with a liquor license in this city though, isn't it? Still.....

Mar 11, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Best Middle Eastern Lamb in Brooklyn?

I had a delicious lamb shank recently at First Oasis in Bay Ridge (4th Ave at 92nd St).

Mar 11, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs

Good food AND good margaritas in Sunset Park?

Tacos Matamoros is on Fifth Ave at 45th Street.

Another Los Pollitos just opened recently on 3rd Ave in Bay Ridge. I think it's the fourth one to open, the others being in Park Slope on Fifth and I think Fort Greene? I've only been to the Park Slope one once. Is the 4th Ave at 59th St the original Los Pollitos? I know the Park Slope one has a liquor license. What about the other three Los Pollitos? Do they have liquor licenses too -- or just chickens? ;-)

And speaking of chickens.....How does Los Pollitos serve their rotisserie chickens? I would love to find a "flat" grilled chicken, seasoned like it was made in Mexico and served with rice, beans, tortillas and salsa. There must be a place in Sunset Park where I can find a Mexican-style flat chicken. Is that Los Pollitos or someplace else?

Mar 11, 2009
Kitchop in Outer Boroughs