Sunday, March 2, 2008


Along the Amsterdam Ave. of Brooklyn aka 5th Ave there are many dining/brunch options some more crowded and overhyped than others. At Rachel's on the mighty 5th. between 8th and 9th. street. this potential brunch destination is neither too crowded or expensive. This funky spot is owned by the original California Taqueria King of Brooklyn Mr. Medina and is a solid food choice. Lot's of old rock and roll posters line the top half of a wall with the bottom decorated in pretty yellow Mexican style tile. A bar and open kitchen lead to an outdoor garden just waiting for the Spring season. Brunch choices start at $5.50 and go up to $6.50 which is a real bargain for this hood. The Pepe is an egg and spicy potato stuffed burrito with salsa roja and melted cheese on top. Other options include french toast, huevos rancheros as well their regular menu being available at brunch. I ate the poblano chicken mole which includes cheese, and your choice of rice and beans for $6.50 plus guacamole for an extra peso. The tortilla chips are fried in house and are yummy. Hot chocolate was so-so, but the marachino cherry on top was so cute. The food here is solid, filling and oh so cheap.

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