El Paisa

324 Suydam St.
Brooklyn, NY 11237
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  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • $
  • Delivery, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Poised at the corner of Maria Hernandez Park, this café offers modified greatest hits of southern Mexican cuisine in pleasant surroundings. The weekend pozole is stout and nourishing; accompanied by a lush tostada, it makes a full meal. Weekdays, lunch on chicken, goat, or cow tongue tacos or, even better, chilaquiles-tortilla chips tossed with green chile sauce surmounted by a pair of fried eggs. For dinner, select the familiar mole enchiladas or chicken adobo, a quarter-bird bathed in vinegary red chile sauce.

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    11 years ago by Robert Sietsema

    Two decades ago, Bushwick Park was known as the worst druggie park in the city, and gunshots often echoed across its seven acres. It was renamed Maria Hernandez Park in 1989 after a crusading anti-drug mom who was gunned down by cra...


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