El Almacen

557 Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211


  • Daily 12pm-12am
  • $$
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Like a traveler lost in the vast Pampas of Argentina, El Almacen ("the General Store") is trying hard to find its way. It began initially with a menu of half non-grilled Argentine fare, half Mexican food. From there it migrated into ceviches and grilled meats, the latter quite fantastic. Served on a tree stump with the pungent green sauce called chimichurri, the beef rib has been cut against the bone, and a big hunk with five or six short bones sticking out is a good meat deal. The overstuffed tacos are good, and so in the stuffed poblano chile called aji relleno. The walk-up space is made up like a 19th century store, and there's a patio in back for warm weather.

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