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Rachel's Taqueria

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-7506
+1 718-788-1137
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:45
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Burlington, Iowa
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really want to give this place a 5 star review, but I just can't do it. I went in with my family of four and it was very busy. As my niece is from Brooklyn and had been there more than once I was taking her word for the food being good. The patio out back was closed for... More 

Thank Angela S
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I know it's Brooklyn but it's way small. The service was OK. The food was OK. The margaritas were decent (mango was the best). Got the shrimp tacos. Wasn't impressed. My world wasn't rocked but I'd go back, but not of my own will.

Thank Roberyam
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Came here for a business day lunch. Place was empty and the server was content to let me be. I loved the art and the aesthetic-very cool. The food was so-so. Chips and dip came as soon as I sat down but the salsa wasn't spicy at all and the chips needed salt. The guacamole that came with my burrito... More 

Thank purpletaffy
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119 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I would like to find a reason to go back to this place but there is none. The greasy chips and salsa set you up for a Margarita which tested like a pre mixed concoction of cheap tequila and ice. The appetizers are an uninspiring mix of the usual taqueria offerings of nachos, quesadillas and guacamole ( which used to... More 

Thank Trevi_Sal
Exeter, NH
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Repeat diners to this family friendly joint. Margaritas are great as are the fresh chips. I had the mole which was a little too sweet. 3 kids split a hearty quesadilla appetizer. The burritos were huge...easily split amongst 2 people. I do suggest wearing layers...it was blazing hot in the back room and for some reason the ladies room was... More 

Thank Exeter_NHFamilydoc
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We were seated right away in a tight table in the bar area which had 2 different music selections playing. It sounded like Spanish music in the background and rock from the bar (maybe a jukebox?) It took our server a while to come over meanwhile several other servers stood at the station next to us doing nothing. Bus boy... More 

Thank bthop
Barcelona, Spain
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209 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The service was very friendly, but the food it was nothing special, and the portions were too big form me. Small selection of beers. I liked the atmosphere, young and local people.

Thank Carla1100
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Go just to be surrounded by the owner's collection of paintings, sharks' surfboards, family photos and that framed array of Grateful Dead Concert tickets! Killer margaritas, homemade guac, and anything cooked on their mesquite grill. My fav are is the grilled shrimp. The menu also has gluten free options for you celiacs and/or hardcore athletes. Good brunch and less crowded... More 

Thank FrankConsumer
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Had a Friday night dinner here with a friend. There was a 20 min. wait, but the hostess kindly kept giving us updates. My friend had the Tito's tacos and I had the fish burrito. The guacamole was excellent, with a constant supply of very delicious nacho chips. The margaritas were very good . Very good Mexican food and reasonably... More 

Thank phi4wisdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Small place with a great vibe. The appetizer nachos, chicken fajita and quesadilla were great. Service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Giltripper

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:45
12:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-7506
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-788-1137
Rachel’s Taqueria serves California style Mexican food and barbecue, bringing the unique flavor of East L.A. to Brooklyn. Hailing from East LA, Martin & Marcus Medina brought their family recipes to Brooklyn over 20 years ago.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?