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Ideya Restaurant

636 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3835
+1 212-625-1441
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chili” (5 reviews)
“bistec” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Cuban, South American
$$ - $$$
636 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3835
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We had been walking and touring the city and really needed a break. It was a gorgeous day and wanted to sit outside and enjoy the sun. We sat out on the patio and ordered a Mojito which was awesome! Our server was laid back...More

Thank Bugqueen
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

For $10 something that's so easy to make should be little bigger than a Quarter (.25cent). The LimeAde drink is very refreshing. We wanted to substitute minor sides on meal and couldn't. Empanadas little dry. However the entree were pretty good. Loved the Fries

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The free plantain chips and mango salsa were a great start to our meal. The mojito was especially yummy! There was a nice gourmet take on traditional recipes. The pernil ropa vieja appetizer was delicious, as was the bistec with chimichurri and chile dusted fries....More

Thank LeslieMa
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Ideya sits prominently on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Park Place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. Yet somehow as you walk in, you feel like you’ve been transported to the Caribbean. Warm lighting, colorful murals, and flickering candles create a tropical atmosphere. On the...More

Thank Chaz C
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The atmosphere here is so laid back and warm. This is the perfect spot to come with a couple friends and relax for a couple rounds of drinks and great Cuban food. The mojitos are second to none, and their happy hour is so worth...More

Thank Gabriela G
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Horribly over-cooked industrial salmon, tasteless rice & beans. (Really, how do you ruin rice & beans? No seasoning, no spices, literally plain white rice & and flavorless not completely cooked red beans.). Sadly the more flavorful oxtail stew was more fat than oxtail. $60. in...More

Thank vivienne c
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Warm atmosphere. Delicious food. Everything on the menu was a hit at our table. You must order the mojito drink. The crushed spearmint leaves were generous and lime balance was thirst quenching. We took ours without alcohol. Exquisite appetizers. Especially the shrimp. Arrozo de pollo...More

Thank sle79
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Unusual but interesting menu. Good portions and flavourful! Friendly service. Basic but fun decor. I would return!

Thank DFWJ
Reviewed 13 September 2015

On a recent trip back to NY we broke from our usual routines and explored Brooklyn where I discovered Ideya (I had been to the restaurant when they were in SoHo years ago). The new space is light-filled, airy and has garage door walls so...More

Thank calamityjaneNY_BsAs
Reviewed 31 August 2015

A group of friends joined us for dinner at this neighborhood restaurant. We enjoyed the steak, oxtails and the grouper. The empanadas were pretty average but drinks were well balanced and good. It was a fun, lively atmosphere with great Latin music being played. A...More

Thank SDS769
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 636 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-3835
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 212-625-1441
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