Gran Eléctrica

Gran Eléctrica

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
DUMBO, Brooklyn
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    Cameron K.
    "The Margarita De Toronja Picante is delicious!"(9 Tips)
    Hilary C.
    "Fish and tongue tacos, quesadillas, scallops, crabs are my fave."(6 Tips)
    "Get a spicy grapefruit margarita and all the tacos to share."(4 Tips)
    Barry W.
    "Great! Guacamole, fish tacos, carnitas tacos all terrific."(8 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon198 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • tacos
  • spicy food
  • gardens
  • good for dates
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  • Jose T.heart icon on user image
    Jose TaverasJuly 27, 2015
    the cucumber margarita is delicious and refreshing. The food has amazing Flavors. I had the steak and egg platter, skirt steak was cooked to perfection. The ceviche was really good too.
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel MillerJanuary 30, 2019
    Fish Tacos are great. They make the tortillas in-house, which sets off the flavour of the whole dish!! The Barbecoa lamb rump was an Arc-De-Triumph 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (the picture is the Lamb)
  • Emily K.
    Emily KolodnerMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    house marg is delicious - if you want something a little different, try the margarita de pepino (cucumber). still mild, but a fresher taste. mixed salad was great, tacos are a must.
  • Teeker K.
    Teeker KajJuly 30, 2016
    I had other tacos &they were okay. I brought a Verduras home (Seasonal vegetables, caramelized onion, toasted pepitas, queso de cabra, micro greens) and ate it cold out of the fridge. Blew my mind.
  • Matthew B.heart icon on user image
    Matthew BreuerJune 29, 2018
    seasonal dishes always deliver, every taco is top quality & toronja picante is the best drink on the menu
  • Hartje U.heart icon on user image
    Hartje UtrechtMarch 7, 2015
    The best meal we had during our trip. I love Mexican food and the people here do to. Amazing tortilla chips with salsa. We ordered the taco's and churros as a dessert. Absolutely no regrets.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    You love beets in your salad, so why not in your marg? This downtown joint mixes tequila, lime juice, beet juice and simple syrup to create its signature cocktail: the Margarita de Remolacha. Read more
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DavisJuly 2, 2012
    Carnitas tacos are sublime! Portions are pretty small so you'll definitely want to order a few. Chiles rellenos and scallop dish (ceviche style) were also fantastic and incredibly flavorful.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 24, 2014
    Sip mezcal and tequila cocktails, tuck into spicy small plates, and take in the Dia de los Muertos-themed decor and back garden, all by the owners’ travels abroad and the Mexican street food scene.
  • Jenna O.heart icon on user image
    Jenna Odett LaskinJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A new favorite. Super friendly staff, amazing outdoor patio, and killer tapas. Loved the fish tacos, scallop ceviche, sirloin tostada, and torta ahogada. Tasty margaritas too.
  • Suraj S.heart icon on user image
    Suraj SavaliaOctober 6, 2016
    Love the garden in the back during the day or for dinner. Service could use some improvement but food and unique margaritas are great.
  • Michelle Wendyheart icon on user image
    Michelle WendyNovember 1, 2013
    This place is fantastic! The servers are totally on their game even on Halloween night. This place is themed Dia de Los Muertos and I can't wait to come back til Nov 2nd to get the full experience!
  • Frankie B.
    Frankie BuckleSeptember 29, 2013
    Fantastic brunch - Mexican twist on the usual brunch offerings. Order the large guac to share before as portions are not huge. Perfect amount of choice, also for vegetarians. Cocktails were awesome!
  • Caila Q.heart icon on user image
    Caila QuinnJuly 27, 2019
    Beautiful ambiance, the food is just ok. Not much flavor... came for brunch and the huevos rancheros, ceviche, & guacamole all need lime juice. Was rooting for this place since the backyard is so nice
  • Sam G.heart icon on user image
    Sam GilAugust 6, 2018
    Al Pastor was really good, but $22 still isn’t cheap. Queso rajas was great. Ribs weren’t worth price and tacos bit small. Outdoor vibe is really nice. Picanta & Oaxacan best margs.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkApril 11, 2013
    This lively eatery pulls in Brooklynites looking for both homey abuela standbys (rich, cilantro-nipped guac; fragrant pozole verde) and palate-expanding fare (tongue tacos, duck-leg tamales). Read more
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksOctober 15, 2016
    Chciken tacos were good. The outdoor patio is very enchanting - almost under the bridge with with large trees hovering over you and wall covered plants.
  • Michelle Wendyheart icon on user image
    Michelle WendyMay 13, 2014
    Get that Remolacha margarita to get a little romance going on. It's a beet juice cocktail which is all kinds of good for the ♥️-improves circulation, purifies blood, strengthens, etc. plus the boron😜
  • Basakheart icon on user image
    BasakNovember 19, 2015
    Killer cocktail menu. Get Ay Papi - tequila, pineapple juice, tamarind, lime, jalapeño with a smokey twist. Very original flavor.
  • Jackson I.heart icon on user image
    Jackson IsaacsonSeptember 24, 2015
    Great margaritas, a beautiful garden area to eat in, and excellent (but small) tacos. Try the spicy grapefruit margarita!
  • Santi A.heart icon on user image
    Santi AmayaSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for a fun summer night dinner. Sit in the courtyard, order the spicy grapefruit margarita, the guava margarita, and any of the tacos on the menu
  • Gabe B.
    Gabe BannerNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Second time here - got mole, scallops ceviche and black beans. All banging. Such a good vibe in this spot. Sit at the bar. Also- keep the aguachile sauce for the rest of your meal. Super good.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The margarita de toronja picante is the best margarita in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition." Read more
  • Francisco T.
    Francisco TezenJune 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Aside from the guacamole and the fish tacos, the food has always left me wanting. Thankfully, the margaritas have not and the gran margarita and pepino are stand outs. Sit in the garden if you can.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.May 10, 2015
    sit in the backyard. same owners as colonie. order any of the quesadillas. the guacamole is unreal and some of the best I've had in nyc. the margaritas are also unbelievable
  • Stephanyheart icon on user image
    StephanySeptember 9, 2018
    Get a spicy grapefruit margarita and all the tacos to share. The carnitas taco was my fav.
  • Anja M.heart icon on user image
    Anja MaerzSeptember 17, 2014
    Great food, great cocktails, great service. Ask to sit outside - they have a nice patio with a good mix of Mexican music, from traditional to hip hop;)
  • Peter S.heart icon on user image
    Peter ScordoAugust 17, 2014
    Some of the best al fresco dining in NYC. Generously portioned guacamole for the value. Freshly made chips too!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HinesSeptember 27, 2015
    Sit outside in their back patio if it's nice outside. Brisket, chicken and carnitas tacos are all very good. Bartender Jackson is very good and friendly.
  • Nathan G.heart icon on user image
    Nathan GammieNovember 15, 2014
    Guacamole is a must-have appetizer; then top it off with some tacos and enchiladas. Solid drinks menu, too!
  • Harry R.heart icon on user image
    Harry RaymondFebruary 10, 2016
    Gorgeous venue with tasty guac. Good for groups or a date.
  • Geoffroy B.heart icon on user image
    Geoffroy BablonJune 23, 2016
    Enjoy delicious spins on a margarita - try the Ay Papi with tamarind, funky - and great food to pair. The carnitas tacos are especially good.
  • Rosaline
    RosalineSeptember 23, 2013
    The fish tacos tasted too much of the beer batter, and the corn on the cob was burnt. However the spicy margarita was delicious. Don't know if I'll be back for dinner but may try the brunch.
  • Erika P.heart icon on user image
    Erika PerziSeptember 5, 2017
    A long-term favorite, great queso , delicious fish tacos and cocktails. Outdoor patio is a must, It's absolutely gorgeous!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 30, 2013
    The tortillas are pressed in-house and the cocktails change with the season at this Mexican restaurant owned by the folks behind Colonie.
  • Sonal A.heart icon on user image
    Sonal AdhavJune 20, 2017
    Super chill vibe. Loved the "hidden" garden at the back. Had the ceviche, carnitas tacos and the Pescado Al Horno.
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceAugust 14, 2013
    The food here is damn good. And I'm not saying so because I drank a 32oz Corona Familiar because they also messed up my credit card charge & I was mistaken for a blind-date hipster. Still, great food.
  • Freda M.
    Freda MoonFebruary 21, 2013
    The beet margarita was earthy and refreshing. Really good. Fish tacos were fried, Ensenada-style, with shredded cabbage. Just the way I like them. Chorizo-papa quesadilla was mushy and bland.
  • Orlando B.
    Orlando BentancorSeptember 11, 2016
    Don't even try to get in if you look Hispanic.They'll tell you "there's a 20 minute wait" but they'll end up letting anyone else in, even with no reservations. It is ironic that it is a Mexican place.
  • Keith W.heart icon on user image
    Keith WoodDecember 4, 2014
    Great service and food. Be sure to ask for the real hot sauce though. Carnitas tacos and habanero margarita are musts!
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCMay 5, 2013
    If you walked here over the BK Bridge ;and if you waited what seemed like an eternity for a seat: have the rajas and pescado estilo ensenada tacos and everything will be right with the world.
  • Moni B.heart icon on user image
    Moni BellaFonTellaAugust 2, 2015
    I was not impressed. Sorry.. Too much lime in the guacamole and not so amazing fish tacos. Location is everything I see. Great presentation though! Extremely long wait between appetizer n main course.
  • Chel C.heart icon on user image
    Chel CastelJuly 9, 2016
    The guac isn't table side so it wasn't as good as other places. However, they probably have the best salsa I've had. The food wasn't bad, best thing we had was their squash blossom tostada special.
  • Basakheart icon on user image
    BasakNovember 19, 2015
    Guac comes in a tiny bowl but it's delicious with fresh spicy red pepper on top.
  • Stacey H.
    Stacey HerronJune 23, 2012
    The margaritas are so good I had 2, & I never do that. The grapefruit/jalapeño number lives up to the hype. Our table liked the guacamole & outdoor patio, but were not blown away by the main dishes.
  • Nick V.heart icon on user image
    Nick VarneyAugust 11, 2014
    The Elotes were almost as good as you'll get from a little old Mexican lady with a cart outside a gas station in Texas. So pretty damn good.
  • Chrissy B.
    Chrissy BMarch 25, 2014
    This place is so cool. Even the bathroom hand dryers have a dia de los muertos design. To make matters better, the food is DELICIOUS, although the portions can be a little small. Service was eh though
  • Barry W.
    Barry WacksmanNovember 18, 2012
    Great! Guacamole, fish tacos, carnitas tacos all terrific. The salsas that come with the tacos are delicious, especially the spicy one.
  • Gabyheart icon on user image
    GabyOctober 27, 2014
    The guacamole, fish, and the tongue tacos are my favorite here. Sit at the bar and your food will arrive quicker.
  • Pauline P.heart icon on user image
    Pauline PJanuary 27, 2016
    Loved everything- the ambiance, the food, the drinks. The pork belly entree melts in your mouth. And that churro? Perfection.
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