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
The best, the best - oh, and the best. – This place does what it does well - serve incredible food with a deep and rich history. If you want to "customize" your order like you would with a place that charges 3 x the price - Castro's isn't the joint for you.
If you want to take in amazing smells, eat food that will give great memories and feel great then go ahead in.
My father, my girlfriend and I go there just about Friday night. They treat us well, they serve us fast, they don't skimp on the servings, we always leave in food comma.
Oh, and we've been going there for 8 years.
Not bad if you like getting ripped off! – So, one night I decided to try it after reading reviews here. I was craving a steak/shrimp burrito. I walk in. Place looks good and smells great. I ask for a half shrimp, and half steak burrito. I was already shocked to see that the shrimp burrito was $11.50 at a "hole in the wall" restaurant! I am then informed that there will be an additional $3.00 charge for the steak. So I reply that I just want half the shrimp of a shrimp burrito, and the rest steak. She says she knows, thats the price. I'm like alright, I gotta try it at least once. I also asked that the all the trimmings come inside, like guac/sour/pico. She says fine. So I walk home excited with my first ever $14 burrito thinkin this better be good. I was dissapointed from the start. I found the sour cream simply spread on top, and the guac and pico on the side. I like eating a burrito with my hands, and find it easier if everything is already inside. Anyways, the flavors were good. It was very tasty. But I felt jipped and not cared for. That is the overall theme with this place. Maybe their heads have gotten too big. Maybe they're just dumb.
I went back one more time thinking I could get better results with a more basic order. I ordered delivery this time. One grilled chicken burrito. Nothing special. They list grilled chicken as a meat choice next to all the others. My burrito was supposed to cost $6. They have an $8 minimum for delivery. So, I got a taco for $2 too. The delivery man shows up with a bill for $11.55. I'm like hold on, I'm calling them. The lady promptly tells me that I asked for "chicken breast." I say "No, I asked for grilled chicken." She says, "Oh, there is an extra charge." I tell her "You should tell people that over the phone."
I think I could fly home and get a burrito for cheaper before they get my order right!
authentic & very tasty – the burrito here is by far the best mexican i have had in ny. hard to beat the prices too, i would easily pay more. only negative is the decor... wish i lived in the 10mile radius so i could get it whenever i want. totally worth the distance.
Mary is back!!!!!!!! – After being away most of last year, Mary th ebest Mexican chef in teh city is back along with her brother Humberto, th eother best chef. They bring you original Puebla cuisine in a cozy annd warm environment!! Outdoor sitting in the back is a plus in the summer.
Good Down Home Mexican – I live in San Francisco for 14 years and this is the restaurant that is most typical of the kind of Mexican places in the Mission that I loved. My favorite there was La Victoria and this place reminds me of that.
I love the fact that they have cabrito (goat) as I grew up on that in south Texas. Their chipolte chicken is just delicious.
Regarding ambience, it is great if you long for the down home wobbly tables cramped Mexican places that you grew up with.
Love this place! – Castro's fills the void of good mexican places in this neighborhood. The food is fresh and good - and the back patio is nice too: you feel like you're not even in NYC anymore. Watch out for the scrappy orange cat though - he bites.
More burrito for your buck at Fort Greene's favorite Mexican joint. – The Scene
Every time another loud, bouncy Mexican tune kicks in on the corner jukebox, you'd swear this small diner is on the brink of a full-on fiesta. But the crowd occupying these wobbly wood tables--a mix of Myrtle Street locals and artsy Pratt students--is here for the food, not the scene. The lack of decor in the front and back rooms focuses all attention on the crowded open kitchen and its wraparound counter, lined with devotees.
Castro's is the real thing: inexpensive, unfussy Mexican cooking served on paper plates with endless chips and salsa. Entrees, like quartered chicken plucked from a warmer and sauteed with rich mole, are massive, and all arrive with stacked tortillas, black beans, rice and guacamole. Mix-and-match a meal from husk-wrapped tamales, tacos, gooey rellanos and salad-heavy tostados, or go straight to the mother lode: five-pound burritos, stuffed with everything from shrimp to steak.
¡Que Sabor Rico! – Get the burrito especial con chorizo. You can't go wrong with this spicy sausage, better than the chicken or beef which would be much better if it were seared rather than limply fried on the skillet. This is one of the few places in NYC where they steam the tortilla and then stick the whole burrito under the broiler to toast the top. Try one and you'll scoff at burritos served in the city's other so-called Mexican restaurants.
I LOVE Castro's!!! Excellent salsa verde and Santa Fe burrito. You can't get any better than this!!!
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