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Alcatraz Fine Mexican Cuisine
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344 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238
344 Franklin AvenueUSNew York11238
$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Today Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 11AM–11PMWednesday 11AM–11PMThursday 11AM–11PMFriday 11AM–11PMSaturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–10PM
Restaurant specializing in Dine In Take Out Delivery of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine
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Small, warmly decorated BYOB restaurant serving classic Mexican fare from an open kitchen.- Google
"We ordered the tortilla chips with guacamole it was very good and filling."
"I went back to have the short ribs again, they were so good."
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Darnell Thompson
2 years ago
Nice small location that sits 14. The homemade Limeade is good. We ordered the tortilla chips with guacamole it was very good and filling. We both ordered burritos nice sizes and good also. I'm not sure but I didn't notice no alcoholic drinks on the menu. This is a cash only restaurant.
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Dennis Smith
3 years ago
Chef David is amazing. I have been there twice in 2 weeks. I had the short ribs the first time, girlfriend had their burger, both were great. I went back to have the short ribs again, they were so good. I ended up having the pan seared chicken instead. Once again not let down. The food here is great, consistently great. Chris in the front of the house really cares and goes the extra mile to provide the best service he can. Definitely a great find in Brooklyn.
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Sandro Frei
3 years ago
Fantastic food, very friendly staff, creative chef! We´ve had the ribs, some salad, quesadillas and some other stuff and everything just tasted great. Have Fun!
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Marcelo Arispe
2 years ago
I have been there once and OMG I would go again !! The food...the place... Everything 100 points!
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Kevin Rabsatt
4 years ago
Chef David Sharp masterfully blends the traditional with twists of innovation to create a style of Mexican cuisine unique to Alcatraz. Whether in the grilled chicken tacos, punctuated by orange and red peppers or in the crispy boneless chicken, you can find new excitement in the familiar form. Every dish I've had has been impressive. One particular stand out is the fish taco, with its delicately cerveza-battered mahi mahi topped with a light chipotle aioli balanced by a classic guacamole. If you're looking for a place to play menu roulette, you won't be disappointed.
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Response from the owner - 4 years ago
Thank you. The appreciation of people who really understand is the greatest reward for all our hard work.
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jessae brown
5 years ago
The food is great and the atmostphere is homey and comfortable. I adore BYO restaurants and was eager to try out and support a new business in my neighborhood. Unfortunately for me and my party they were still working out some basic kinks. Firstly there is no ice which sent one of our friends out to grab a bag so we could enjoy their delicious home made bloody mary mix. It was no big deal, really, except that they only had enough mix for 4 drinks and took them ONE HOUR to make more. We were a party of 7 with reservations. The place is small and requires one to get their own silverware and meals from the kitchen window, which is fun and cute, but it would behoove the scattered owner to have people also order themselves from the cook as the front-of-the-house owner seems to overwhelmed with drink orders. I will definitely be back since the food is phenominal and I hope to see that they've worked out some of their problems.
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Alberto Merchan
4 years ago
It is a real chef behind this. and I am really demanding. 5 stars
Response from the owner - 4 years ago
Thank you so much. With all the clueless, irrelevant babble on Yelp, et. al., comments such as this from people who actually 'get' what I am trying to offer make my efforts worthwhile.
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Kimberly Julien
3 years ago
Fish tacos and brisket tacos are amazing! Can't wait to go back!


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