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El Atoradero


Taste the authentic flavors of Mexico—the state of Puebla, to be exact—in Prospect Heights at El Atoradero. The small, home-style cantina is done in white tile, exposed brick, potted cactii and painted pineapples on the wall. A communal table up front is a good place for groups to gather over chalupas, tacos al pastor and quesadillas with zucchini blossoms. Co-owner and chef Denisse Lina Chavez unlocked the secret to multi-layered, irresistible mole poblano from studying her mother and grandmother's methods. She makes blue corn tortillas in-house, along with wonderful salsas of varying heat. Her black beans are head-turning, so it's a surprise to learn they're lard-less and safe for vegetarians. Chavez changes the menu frequently, but basic staples like guacamole, enchiladas and massive tortas and cemitas are always on hand.

708 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
  (718) 399-8226
  Hours: Sun.–Mon., Wed.–Sat., 5pm–11pm (closed Tues.)

Good for Groups
Notable Chef
Outdoor Seating
Payment Types
Credit Cards Accepted


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