La Slowteria

4.5
50 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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About

We will be moving away from Open Table reservations. see website for details. La Slowteria is a slow-food authentic Mexican restaurant that honors cooking techniques stemming from an array of regions in Mexico. Slow food promotes locally sourced ingredients, values an awareness of eating as part of a healthy lifestyle, all while creating a strong relationship with its community. Our menu offers a variety of unique and appetizing dishes (including vegetarian and vegan) complimented with a list of International wines, beers and cocktails. The Slowteria Team is looking forward to seeing you and sharing experiences in our restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn! Buen Provecho!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Brunch Saturday - Sunday 12pm-5pm Dinner Tuesday - Thursday 5pm-10:00pm Friday - Saturday 4pm - 11pm Sunday 5pm - 10:00pm HORA ALEGRE! | HAPPY HOUR! Tue - Thu: 5pm - 7:00pm Fri - Sun: 4 - 6:30pm Friday starting at 4pm Fri - Sat: 10pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(917) 909-1231
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hugo Orozco Carrillo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West 9th
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Public transit
F & G Subway stop: Smith & 9th. B61 stop: Court Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 50 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put this is a must go to place. You will be impressed from service to food.
The best Mexican food in NYC.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner was quite good. Service was very welcoming - it's a small place with a few tables and a bunch of people eating at the bar. there's happy hour before 7:00pm.
The food is small plates - tacos and such - but lovingly prepared and very delicious so order a few. Also table side prepared guacamole with homemade chips and other dipping devices.

C
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious margarita's and food. everything we ordered was really good from the salsa and chips to the creviche, tacos and the dessert. A little more spicy than I expected but really fresh and delicious. One caveat is be prepared to wait for your food, especially if they are busy. Everything is made to order and super fresh which is why it takes a bit longer!

BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutley the best!!!! The number one Mexican Restaurant in NYC.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Delicious food but took FOREVER. they ended up coming our three sisters salad in apology but we had to rush eating dinner to make it out on time for our next event. Will be going back— when we have a LOT of time to spare.

BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best Mexican food.
It is a must if you are looking for a true culinary experience!!!

FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh and filling. The staff is attentive and helpful, and the cocktails are delicious as well.

EW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant in NYC, no doubt about it.

EY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fresh made to order and gluten free meal! Great margaritas and lovely little restaurant! Can’t wait to be back for more!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and service.

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BB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great little place. Good friendly service.
The food is good but the portions are small.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service from Jair and Lee. Overall wonderful experience would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all the way around.

J
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute intimate space with romantic lighting and food that was equal parts authentic and creative. The owner took time to chat with us, and the wait staff were super likeable and attentive. Very jealous of the folks who get to call this their neighborhood bar.

EK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live this place. Wonderful, fresh, innovative food and super friendly service. Thanks

JL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were bereft when Slowteria left the neigbhorhood & overjoyed that it is back!

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our Sunday lunch here. Authentic Mexican with excellent quality and creativity.
We will be sure to go back and tell our friends.
It has a very nice casual vibe, good service and great drinks!

MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is sourced locally and it's true they have nothing from a can used to make any of the dishes.
The food is especially outstanding as is the handmade corn tortillas. The salsas are so flavorful.
The table side guac is really good.
Drinks I prefer the tequila margarita over the mezcal.
The flavors in the food is what I would always recommend.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad to have it back! Neighborhood staple and best Mexican in the hood by a long shot.

m
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

La Slowteria recently reopened with a new partner at the bar with the chef in a small space on Court Street in Carroll Gardens. The salsa sampler with homemade tortillas and queso fundido with chorizo is so filling and delicious. They also have an expanding collection of tacos with unusual fillings which go great with their margaritas.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican in bklyn

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. So happy it's back

CD
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! The tacos were amazing and made with love. Secret, there’s outdoor patio seating!

b
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful evening spent on the outdoor patio of Slowteria! I hadn't been in several years and was happy to see that the quality of the service and ingredients has not decreased- our server Joni mixed us beautifully fresh bespoke cocktails using herbs grown in the patio garden and made fresh guacamole tableside (avocado was underripe but the chipotle salsa was flavorful).

p
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh and authentic. I've been to Tulum
The garden is lovely
The waitress was friendly, helpful and focused on us without being overbearing
The happy hour drinks were delicious. Our waitress brought us second drinks on the house
I would definitely recommend this restaurant

ET
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

terrible clueless service. dirty fork. they did not even apologize when we pointed that out. warm white wine. food was just fine and not worth suffering through the overall poor quality of the joint.

p
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Live the authentic taste and garden was lively

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, fun, casual - with a super nice and warm staff. They re perhaps a little understaffed, but made up for it with free drinks and shots. The food was great, and interesting for a place that basically serves just tacos and salads. The guacamole was terrific (they make it at your table) and when we complained the music was a little loud, they turned it right down. Not your usual NYC joint. If you want a laid back, neighborhood-y experience on the edge of Carroll Gardens, this is your place.

TB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice and more upscale Mexican food. Delicious tacos and nice flavorful spices. Friendly atmosphere and waitstaff. I've been to Slowteria twice and throughly enjoyed my meals.

EM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La Slowteria fits the "neighborhood gem" description perfectly. Lovingly crafted food in a convivial setting, with a warm and caring staff. Try it!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have eaten here before and it was great. I think this time it was even better. Would recommend it to friends in the neighborhood and elsewhere for a great place to get authentic Mexican with a twist food. The waitstaff super friendly.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the better meals we've had. Neighborhood spot that exceeded all expectations.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love La Slowteria. Amazingly well-crafted food. You can taste the love.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service and ambience just right!

AN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made 9:00PM reservations for 2. When we arrived they told us we could sit at a table, but we would have to move when another reservation showed up. My boyfriend and I were slightly annoyed because who wants to sit at 1 table and start eating/drinking and then have to move to a different table? Why did we make a reservation to begin with? Luckily there were open seats at the bar so we sat at the bar instead.
Fortunately Hugo was the bartender and he was AMAZING. He made the most delicious drinks and told us about the menu and origin of the restaurant. He told us about his wife (the owner) and his flair for food and drinks. The food and drinks were nothing short of incredible, Hugo is wonderful. He was charismatic, friendly and on top of everything. I highly recommend the quesadilla with popcorn. My boyfriend took a bite of the shrimp taquito and Hugo immediately noticed his discomfort (heat from the jalapeno) and gave him a small chunk of cheese to soothe his mouth.
I will DEFINITELY be back to La Slowteria. I live in Park Slope and I have yet to find any restaurant as appetizing, friendly and authentic as this one.
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A
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service is too slow

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

i am a huge fan of this restaurant and eat there regularly. the food is some of the best in the neighborhood. however we just came home from our first meal with their new policy of eliminating full table service and our dining experience was horrible. the food arrived lukewarm. we sat for 45 minutes in front of dirty dishes with no one coming by to clear them, no one offering desert, and no one offering us drinks, which we might gladly have ordered had they been offered. on top of that, we had invited close friends out for what we thought would be a nice, celebratory dinner for their recent wedding, only to find out that we were ordering dinner at a counter, like we'd asked them to chipotle. the total bill for our meal came to more than $160, in addition to the baby sitter we hired for $75. on our family budget, $235 is a lot of money. when we spend that much it's for a special occasion and we don't expect to bus our own table and fetch our own water. the worst part is they could have notified of this change in policy (no table service) via Open Table or by calling us, but they did not. had we known, we would have gone to a different restaurant for this special occasion, and maybe gone to la slowteria when we want a quick, casual dining experience. also, if they are going to not offer table service, they need to lower their prices, which are still on the high-end side.

BC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Slowteria is worth the price if you're looking for an authentic experience. The chef makes some pretty original Mexican dishes inspired by Tulum (near Cancun and Cozumel) and I can't help but say this may be one of the best restaurants I've been to. If you're looking for "regular" Mexican food (aka "Tex-Mex" or "Cali-Mex") this is NOT it. This is real Mexican food made by real Mexicans. And you've got to try it. Also had a lot of great seafood on the menu.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

It was a hot evening and they had no air conditioning. The service was terrible. It took way too long to order anything, food came out in wrong order, if at all. The food was pretty good, but way overpriced for the total package. I would have been better off eating at a taco truck.

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