Brooklyn >Food & Dining > El Sauce Restaurant
511 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120540.693717 -73.964405
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 11:30pm
Neighborhoods: Clinton Hill
Castros #1 in brooklyn ny – Castros restaurant is the best restaurant in brooklyn with a great food and prices and the fastest deliveries come and try the food don't let others dicide for you I give 10 stars castros #1 restaurant sing-skorop1on don't go to stalla food is no good they don't know if the food is mexican or ecuadorian cheers
A Decade of Good Food – I've been going to Castro's since Umberto bought the place over a decade ago and it's some of the best Tex-Mex this side of LA. (I grew up in LA). The Chicken Nachos and Tortas are really good. So it the Carnitas. The green sauce is mildly addictive.
P.S. As a student, I ate there 2-3x a week for 4 years and have NEVER had the experiences described by other reviewers. For the Prospect Park uberstroller-vegan types, it's a Mexican dive folks, complete with Juan Gabriel blaring in the background. Repeat, it's a DIVE.
Terrible Service and 2+ Hours for Delivery – Recently, we ordered from Castro's. It took them over 2 hours to deliver our food. They were unapologetic and unhelpful. There excuse was that they had "two big tables" to serve. It was without a doubt the single worst experience I have had with a restaurant in my 6 years of living and eating in Brooklyn. The food is not worth it. Avoid at all costs.
IF I COULD GIVE 0 STARS I WOULD – I am so irritated with Castro's every time I order from them. I have vowed on several occasions never to go back, but they are the nearest and cheapest Mexican food restaurant. My roommate and I just had a late night craving for some chips, guacamole and a cheese quesadilla. When the delivery person arrived, our bill was $15.15. Excuse me? I asked to speak to somebody at the restaurant who told me I had (unwillingly) ordered a large chip and a large guacamole and proceeded to give me this huge attitude about how "everybody knows when you order chips and guacamole, the chips are going to cost money". I'm sorry, I'm not going to pay nearly $10 for chips out of a bag and mediocre at best guacamole. Instead of trying to be helpful, she talked down to me and made me feel like an idiot. I let her know she has lost my business for good and she laughed at me. Thanks.
Anyways, I'd advise you update the menu here. A plain quesadilla is not $1.00, it is $4.50. Chips are not $3, they are $5. And I'd advise all of you to take your business elsewhere. Bonita is delicious AND polite.
Best and most authentic mexican food in Brooklyn. – As a Mexican born and raised world traveler, I know that it is not easy to find the real thing when it comes to food that is fresh, clean, delicious, authentic, and served by friendly and modest people. The place was rated best by cityguide a few times, and it has gotten even better. The place has gone through a beautiful remodeling, the kitchen is as efficient as can be, and the clientele is low key, friendly, and this truly family restaurant is a joy to eat and spend some time in, in a genuine environment. Try it, and you'll be wanting to thank me.
Enchi-Money – This little nook of Mexican greatness is well worth the trip to Clinton Hill. Every time I go the Chicken Enchiladas get better and better. The outside patio just got a fresh coat and the added color finally makes the ambiance match the flavors. Castros is by far my favorite restaurant with the great service and amazing salsa. These other reviewers don't know whats up.
Be Very Careful Here – It's not so much that the food is bad. They have a few good dishes, no doubt, but there is a tremendous problem with their service. I recently found something wrong with my food, I can't say what because of the rules of this site, and it was a major ordeal just to get up and walk out without paying. I wish I could tell you what happened, but I can tell you it was very humbling.
Hygiene important to you? Stay away from Castros! – I've been going to Castro's for several years, almost a decade. They have always had consistent food at unbeatable prices. I used to dream of their burritos! Unfortunately, the last three times I have gone (within the last six months), I have SEEN the cook/ cooks behind the counter, digging in noses, scratching at privates and other unholy acts while preparing the food! I DID let the other members of the staff know on each occasion what I had witnessed only to be blown off. Please keep in mind that I have been a very steady customer. Since they have remodeled their little hole in the wall they have changed a great deal. Keep your eyes open if you eat there and if you haven't and hygiene is important to you stay away!I cannot BELIEVE that people still eat here! I know it's convenient but are the obvious disgusting practices concerning cleanliness not an issue to people between the ages of 18-22? Hey Prattheads..give it a seconds worth of thought! They are working without gloves..drinkin beer while they make your burritos..the bathrooms are horrific..I just can't understand how ANYONE with eyes can eat there! Not even harping on the service issues...give some REAL restaurants in need a chance and your money..gross..
Best Mexican in Clinton Hill – Castro's is great. I haven't had a bad meal from them, and its much more consistent and affordable than Los Politos. Try the cheese enchiladas with green sauce, anything with carnitas, or one of the HUGE burritos. You won't be disappointed. The service is sometimes slow, but the food is worth the wait every time. Their delivery is usually quick, too.
Great food – Try to avoid the more basic things like tacos and try to explore the lesser known dishes. The shrimp Mexicana is unbeleiveable - the shrimp are crunchy - not stringy or soggy - they pop in your mouth and the flavor permeates the rest of the sauce. Anything in the salsa verde (green sauce) will excite you and the burritos are HUGE - like footballs gone mad.
The staff is friendly, it is amazing to watch the guys behind the counter work - like a wonderful dance.
As the guy below did - don't be too finicky and difficult. You want that service? Go somewhere else and pay more. This family owned business is worth far more than that type of treatment.
It's an easy going environment but can be a bit noisy - that's not a complaint though.
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