2019: Brooklyn Voted Chela Best Mexican Restaurant!
408 5th Ave.
(718) 701-1891 – www.chelaparkslope.com
Brothers Felipe and Carlos Arellano began their culinary career as young children in Oaxaca, Mexico. At the age of 4, they were already making ceviches and learning the art of developing flavor using salt, acidity, and local produce. As young adults, Carlos and Felipe packed their bags and migrated to California to break into the action on the bustling restaurant scene in Los Angeles. They worked in a variety of restaurants on the West Coast before deciding to come the Best Coast, settling in NYC where they worked as chefs at the famous Rosa Mexicano Restaurant. After working there for several years, they were poached to join the successful boutique chain of restaurants, Besito Mexican, where they have worked for the past decade as the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef respectively. The brothers are excited to bring their love and passion of all foods Mexican to Park Slope.
2017: Brooklyn Voted Calexico Best Mexican Restaurant!
645 Manhattan Avenue (347) 763-2129 www.calexico.net
Named after a small town on the border of California and Mexico, Calexico is a family-owned and operated eatery that – with a total of seven locations nationwide – excels in top-notch Mexican cooking. What started as a food cart in SoHo, selling tacos and burritos for a few bucks, quickly grew to become the establishment it is today, including its famed Greenpoint location, which takes the cake for best Mexican in the borough. Its menu boasts all the favorites – from guacamole and carne fries to burritos and quesadillas – to fun and festive dishes like Calexico’s sizzling fajitas. All that, coupled with its tremendous customer service, helps make it the best Mexican restaurant in the borough.