Hope & Union Cafe (Reported Closed)

(718) 599-2655

366 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions   11211

40.711419 -73.951045

 
Restaurants, Mexican, Southwestern  more

Price: $$$

Tags: Brunch, Food Delivery, Happy Hour, Lunch Spot, Outdoor Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

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Reviews for Hope & Union Cafe

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

amazin!! – fantastic everything. good range of tequilas and even better service

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best drinks in brooklyn!! – a wonderful atmosphere, this restaurant capitalizes on having an incredible patio, wonderful food and even better service. a must for anyone going to brooklyn

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Mexican heart and soul – i am close to this place but can tell you that the elote staff love taking care of their peeps. they have turned this place around from mere "just another hang out place" to a destination place on union ave!!

the back yard is delightful and worth the trip.

margaritas are strong and wont break your bank account. i strongly suggest checking it out!

Shecky's rated Elote "top 5 margaritas in nyc"

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

An embarassing experience – It was frankly an embarassing experience.The wait staff was curt and didn't smile once (aside from when bringing the check), the food came at McDonald's speed, I think I told the wait staff *not* to clear our main course about five times in 15 minutes. I was so annoyed I barely tasted the food and would never come back .. even on an expense account

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Worst margarita ever – I live right around the corner from Elote - not too long ago it was called Sante Fe - not sure if it's the same owner. The location isn't all that inviting, it's just one of those things I can't quite put my finger on. Maybe it's the name, maybe it's the brown sign. Anyway I decided to try it with my mom. It was around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. The place was completely empty. We ordered two margarita's. I don't know what the hell was in it. It was really strong. We sent them back and the waitress brought out two more. Awful. We ordered a Coke instead. The bartender came out with two more margarita's and offered them to us, apologizing for the previous batch. I took and sip and gagged. It was absolutely bizarre. She said if was the special with grapefruit juice. Whatever. The food was forgettable. Nice people but I would not go back. They should not have charged for the Cokes.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Awful – For a place named after the tastiest corn ever, "elote," the dish was disappointing (I really prefer the corn grilled). The fish tacos were bland and the service was rude and apathetic. The margaritas are advertised as ?muddled? but I couldn't really taste the difference.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

But with all the raving going on, one would wonder whether Elote has its faults. Don?t worry pessimistic ones, it does. . .

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Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesomemeness is just a scooter ride away. – Elote brings the heat with the fish tacos, their specialty. The chili powder sprinkled on the fish brings the runner home. The staff is great, all of them with differint personalitys'. But considering I'm the owners' son ( there are two) I can refill my cup of diet coke or sprite when ever I want. The garden is filled with picnik tables and a grill. The chef also pulls pork and beef, getting ready to serve pulled pork burritos. When ever you walk in everyone says hi, and that is why I think Elote is the best resturant.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Delicious margaritas! – Elote is blocks from my house, so after walking by a million times, I decided to finally try it out . My brunch was average (the bloody mary has chipotle sauce in it - so it was a little too intense, in a weird way, for my taste) and the huevos rancheros were nothing special- they lacked flavor and spiciness. However, my boyfriend got the margarita and the chilaquiles and his brunch was fabulous! The service was very slow - we were sitting with empty coffee/cocktail glasses and bowls for far too long before we finally flagged down another waitress and asked for our check. Although I haven't been for dinner, it appears a bit pricey given the casual vibe of the restaurant. I am definitely planning on checking out happy hour b/c the margaritas are fabulous and who can beat free chips and salsa!?

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

A versatile chef dips south of the border at this low-key Willamsburg cantina. – The Scene
This Mexican restaurant in Williamsburg courts the nabe's newest immigrant population--hipsters--without going overboard. The friendly, stylishly tousled staff slings margaritas at a small bar up front, while tables in the back provide prime conversation nooks--that is, if you can hear over the blaring soundtrack playing everything from indie rock to vintage Tina Turner.

The Food
Chef Marc Elliot, whose resume includes a seafood restaurant and a Jewish deli, further proves his versatility by tackling Mexican fare. Many dishes fluctuate daily to accommodate fresh ingredients, providing pleasant surprises such as a salad made with tequila-poached pears and goat cheese. Guacamole comes mildly spiced, but the generous portion makes up for it, while the elote--roasted, tender corn smeared with mayo, chili and cheese--more than earns its titular status. Fish-of-the day tacos are well above the neighborhood average, the seafood cooked to flaky perfection, while beef-lovers ought to savor the well-spiced chunks in the chile Colorado.

Hits: The $11 brunch is a irresistible deal--each meal comes with coffee or tea and a cocktail.

Misses: Desserts like a cheescake dotted with green chilies may be ambitious, but don't quite come together.

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