Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Cinco De Mayo
1202 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121840.639950 -73.966949
Neighborhoods: Flatbush - Ditmas Park
They do you a favor to pick up a phone. A few times I went there in person just to find the restaurant not busy at all and the guy in the front ignoring the
ringing phone. I bothered to go because they did not pick up the phone. Really ridiculous.
The soups, like the service, are getting more and more washed down too...
Prices make it taste even better – This place is incredible. The food is some of the best Mexican in the city, especially for its prices. The only downside is that it's really small, and although its kind of cute and they have nice Mexican decorations, it still has a bit of a take-out/fast-food feel.
Also, avoid going in extremely cold whether, because people tend to come in to pick up food every non-stop, and the because the place is so small, you get a horrible draft no matter where you sit.
I recommend their nachos and burritos, not so much the tacos.
Another Good Meal on Cortelyou Road – There are now several good restaurants on Cortelyou Road., but perhaps the most underrated is Cinco de Mayo.
This Taqueria appears as a simple working mans formica counter top dinner, but some one in the kitchen knows what they are doing. Perhaps, the true test of a great cook is that they can produce a variety of dishes at the same time and have all of them taste very good and very distinctive.
Mexican sauces are acknowledged to be among the most complex in the world. A mole sauce containing chocolate can have over thirty ingredients. Pepian is a green sauce made from the seeds of a Calabasa Squash, Green and Red Salsas can take all day to get right .Adobo sauces with a vinegar base can destroy a meal if not made right, but a Tingua with onions can bring even boiled till dead chicken back to life. I have many dishes at Cinco de Mayo and each sauce has been amazingly good, consistent and distinct.
Open seven days from 9:00 a.m. to 10:p.m. Don’t expect great service, but with great food comes prices that are almost embarrassingly cheap. Two main courses with a Guacamole appetizer and beers cost less than $ 40.00
for more see ditmas estates
Good stuff – Excellent service, great burritos, good prices. A good deal. The quesadillas are fried and super yummy.
Great Authentic Mexican in asmall local place – Cinco de Mayo is a diamond in the rough. Mexican specialties I had never heard of like Huaraches. Nothing fancy, just good food. My girlfriend loves the veg burrito with it's large pieces of recognizable veggies, not your typical mush.
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