Chela Modern Mexican
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Sun 4:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
The din was so loud, it felt like being in a frat party and we found it so oppressive, it completely diminished the pleasure of the meal
Delicious margaritas, delicious food!
Great experience. Thank you!
Amazing atmosphere and great service. Strong drinks yay!
One drawback- fries with tacos - a little weird. Everything else was delicious
Fantastic. Second time here and staff service and most importantly food continues to impress!! Margaritas are scrumptious as well. Looking forward to my next meal here.
It's a great neighborhood place to eat. We love the fish tacos. Food is great. The staff are fun and accommodating. They make it a really nice experience. The only reason I rated the ambiance and noise level lower is because it is noisy. But people are having fun so I can't complain.
Delicious food, pretty good prices. The service was definitely friendly and attentive, but at the same time they seemed confused and unorganized. Like the first waiter who came to our table asked us if we had already ordered, but we hadn’t even been given menus yet. So, nothing bad, but several little things like that continued to happen (enough that it was very noticeable.) The guacamole was quite good and the Chicken Molé Enchiladas were very very good. Definitely recommend this place.
Unreal! Best nachos I ever had in my life. Good vibe from servers, too.
This was one of the best meals we've had in a while. Plus, the cocktails were good and the service was amazing! We will definitely be back.
This is my favorite place to go in Park Slope, and my favorite place to bring folks from out of town. The margaritas were amazing, and the staff is just about the friendliest group of people you'll meet in a restaurant in all five boroughs.
Always a great experience at Chela and customer service is top notch! We were celebrating birthdays and started the brunch with some frozen coconut margaritas and their delicious guacamole served with fresh crunchy chips. It was an assortment of orders such as steak and eggs in green sauce which was cooked to your preference, fish tacos, Chela salad with chicken, Fundido with chorizo and eggs. Another was chicken enchilada in green sauce. No complaints because everyone was busy filling their mouths with the delicious food and drinks. Lastly, they served us fresh hot cream filled churros and a flan for the birthday celebrants. Everything was great and everyone left happy and content! Till next time Chela ;-)
Great customer service and food was good as well
The food was excellent and the service was great.
Chela is a neighbored staple. It has always been a great spot for great Mexican Foods, homemade chips and salsa, and a tasty margarita. My wife and I have been eating at Chela (formerly Rachel’s Taqueria) for more than 7 years. The menu and atmosphere changed after they rebranded and changed the restaurant to appeal to a seemingly more affluent clientele. The food and service was always good, but the new management team is outstanding. They recognize us by name and always do something to make our visit special.
A visit to Park Slope is incomplete without a stop at Chela.
We were sat in a high-traffic, narrow, loud, dimly lit area despite there being a couple of empty tables in much better areas. The host simply said those were reserved for "special" reservations, even though one of the tables remained empty for almost our entire meal. It was so bizarre and insulting. The service was otherwise great and the food was pretty good but that initial experience really dampened my feeling about the place.
Had a really nice time, the servers were great, the food was tasty, a bit spicier than we were expecting but everyone enjoyed their meals. Only thing we didn’t enjoy were the loud kids next to us but that’s not the restaurants fault.
The best restaurant in the Slope, hands down! The food and the staff are extraordinary. Return visits feel like coming home.
Excellent experience and can’t wait to come back! From the time of walking in and being greeted and a wonderful meal, the service and staff were phenomenal!
Food was a bit bland for Mexican cuisine. Dishes seemed hurriedly preparation an uneven in overall flavoring. Very popular and packed on a Friday evening so maybe it’s a case of being a victim of their success. I did enjoy my spicy tamarind margarita. Nearly impossible to carry on a conversation so we did not linger for desert and coffee.
Wonderful food. Excellent service. Always consistent.
It's great place with good atmosphere.
So loud that we could not hear each other speak, at all. I would hesitate to recommend this restaurant because of the noice level - I might as well have been sitting by myself, it disturbed my experience, even though service was impeccable, and the food was good.
Hi Rachel, Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear your meal was disturbed by the noise level. Was it the music or other patrons? If it was music, yes, sometimes it can get loud if you are seated under/near a speaker. For future reference, we are able to adjust the volume of individual speakers and would have happily turned down the speaker by you if we knew you were uncomfortable. You can also request a table away from the speakers in your reservation notes on Opentabe.
Great food and the staff was very attentive and friendly. We had a large party of 11 and they managed it very well. Margarita pitchers were on point.
food is great, waiters are wonderful always excited to go there
Best Taco Tuesday spot around!!
My mom and I celebrated her birthday here and it was great! Staff is friendly and attentive, fresh chips and salsa were a great start. She got the white peach sangria and loved it, I had the Frank -Denise and ginger, also loved it. Our entrees were fish tacos and the mole poblano enchiladas and we’d order both again and thought they were very good. Definitely recommend!
Came here for Dinner last week and everything was great! From the service to the food! No complaints! Will definitely be returning :)
Good food good drinks. If you're looking for a quiet intimate dinner this is not the place. It's very loud and the tables are close together. if you're ok with that then you won't have a problem
The food at Chela was delicious. We got the fish tacos and enchiladas - both items were flavorful and left us wanting more! Fresh chips and salsa to start were a nice bonus.
Had a great meal with a friend, staff was friendly and food was delicious. I would definitely return!
Great as always
Comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, great food.... I'll certainty dine there again,and send my friends!
Excellent authentic Mexican food with exceptional service and quality food. This is a must stop if you are in Brooklyn and if you are in Long Island, as we are, it is worth the trip.
Came in for dinner by recommendation and was not disappointed. Highly recommend the ribs there. Fall of the bone goodness. And their salsa is so damn tasty.
Great Mexican food! And the guacamole was the best we’ve had in a while
Will NOT return to Chela. Although food was very good the noise level was EXTREMELY LOUD. Music was blaring and we had to SHOUT to hear each other. Also their coffee machine broke the day before and hadn’t been fixed. Unpleasant and not my idea of an enjoyable dinner.
Food’s delicious! Chips and salsa are extraordinary and frozen margaritas absolutely delicious.
Great food, amazing service, cannot wait to go back