El Atoradero Brooklyn
Casual stop for Mexican bites & drinks
Mexican · Prospect Heights · $$
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
3.6
Decor
3.9
Service
 
This Bronx-born destination for “authentic” Mexican home cooking resurfaces in Prospect Heights with “delicious” familiar favorites and unexpected offerings that are “not for the meek palate” , plus a full bar; the “small” space “can get crowded super-fast” and doesn’t take reservations.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
location 708 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA phone +1 718-399-8226 website elatoraderobrooklyn.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of El Atoradero Brooklyn
Google Reviews
4.3
(94)
The worst restaurant I’ve ever been to. Though they were very kind, their service was poor and frankly super lame! They recommended the salmon which was fried (though that was not noted on the menu) and extremely bland. This was served with black beans and COLD rice. I told them about the rice, they apologized and brought out a new plate of rice (even though I told them not to); the new plate quite obviously tasted and looked like charred rice that had been microwaved to heat up. So gross. The couple next to us received the entirely wrong order! It was pathetic! Never going back.
Andrea Zlotowitz · November 12, 2017
It's a pleasant place to hang out during the day, for sure, and this review is for lunch. I am aware of the history of this restaurant, and had been to the Bronx location way back when. It was superb. Now any flaws that exist in the cuisine are not necessarily the fault of the chef or the owners; no...it's the fault of the bland palettes and cultural politics of the basic people (my ex-neighbors, y'all) of the Prospect Heights-Crown Heights Borderlands. The beans were too thick and pasty and were, unfortunately, vegetarian. The carne asada had a gamey flavor that can result either from grassfed cattle (for hipsters) or from cheap meat (because the rent is too high). I did very much enjoy the chicken tinga and wouldn't hesitate to order it again inside some enchiladas. Salsas were just short of zippy, and tortillas were hard and sullen as if they resented being served up on Washington Avenue. I feel for you, my tortilla brothers and sisters.
Paul Leschen · January 25, 2018
Omfg. Food is so good I was drooling. Great service too. Had a wonderful meal here start to finish.
Michael Evanski · December 21, 2017