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Casa Publica

4.4
57 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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June 2, 2017, marks the opening of Casa Pública, a Mexican restaurant and bar in the North Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. At the helm of the project are partners chef Bob Truitt, beverage director Gustavo Ortega-Oyarzun, and managing partner Daniel Ortiz de Montellano. Located at 594 Union Avenue, just a block from McCarren Park, Casa Pública blends traditional Mexican home cooking with dishes found in the country’s mercados and offers a playful cocktail and michelada program. The restaurant/bar is a true passion project for the partners who have personal ties to Mexico’s rich culture and the Williamsburg area.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
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Phone number
(718) 388-3555
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Union St and Richardson St
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Public transit
Subway L train - Lorimer Stop
Additional
Gluten-free Menu
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I spent Valentine's Day at Casa Publica with my husband and we really enjoyed their special menu created for the occasion. The ambience was romantic with roses on each of the tables and our dinner started with complimentary champagne! A really nice touch. The music and lighting was great too. We liked the space because it didn't feel cramped the way many restaurants in BK and Manhattan do. The food was amazing. We especially loved the Queso Fundido. Highly recommend!

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DylanT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Best Mexican food in North Brooklyn! Everything's great, especially the queso fundido, esquites, albondigas, and chicken mole taquiza (big portion!). The ponche is delicious, and they spike it with a really incredible mezcal.
My girlfriend is from Mexico City and is understandable picky about Mexican restaurants— this is one of her favorites in NY. We come every few weeks.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I loved everything about this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Their service was some of the worst I’ve ever received at any restaurant. The waiter didn’t care to come and check on my table at all. I would pass on this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I shouldn't share this, as I would like to return [often] without fear of being tackled for a table.

We all know that Saturday morning feeling, the feeling of waking on a crisp sunny morning combined with the sharp pain resulting from blind ambition the prior evening? We've all had it, so hold your judgement; I share with you the cure; my hero of the day--this restaurant. Their food & hospitality was a welcoming warm hug on a day where I was weak and addled. The guacamole made me feel again, spiced with plenty of sliced serranos. The carnitas, with the huevos rancheros, was like crisp, yet tender pillows of buttery pork.

Summed up, the food was simple and perfectly executed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Casa Publica's staff, chef, bartender, were all top notch. I went with a group of close friends and I can say Casa Publica aided in the conversation and vibe. I will return every time I'm in NY.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was inattentive and slow without apology. We had to seek out servers to ask for what we needed rather than them coming and ever asking. We got our drinks after we had finished appetizers. We got our last side after we had finished dinner. We had to ask for water several times. Food was ok but nothing special for price. Drinks were good. We were charged full price for all and the poor service was not acknowledged in any way.

Ambience was nice but that didn’t make up for the poor service and mediocre food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We got there at 11pm on a Saturday night, just as they were switching to their late-night menu. So many great options and at happy hour prices. Everything was beyond delicious. We had the guacamole (a tad spicy), queso fundido, shrimp tacos, corn, and brussel sprouts. I would order all of them again, but the brussels & tacos were my favorite. The normal menu looked great too - lots of options. And the environment was really fun! Vibrant music and people (both staff and clients). All around a great place!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved this place. Outstanding food :)

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KAJ012 (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Was very good. The portions are pretty small. Would recommend!

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Tyluhrr (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

A friend and I tried Casa Publica for NYE 2018. Overall, the experience was pretty awful — the food was mediocre (and expensive!) and the service was terrible. The cocktails were less than average and it took about 30 minutes for the first round to come. Because there was a ‘mishap with the system’ (aka they forgot to add our drinks) we were gifted a round of frozen margaritas — these were so bad we didn’t even finish and continued waiting on our actual cocktails. There’s a lot of up and coming restaurants in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and try one of them instead.

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vipabigailk (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent mezcal and tequila cocktails, vegetation options and kind service! Will be back

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viparielle (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

I went to Casa Publica with a couple of my friends during happy hour. They had really great prices for drinks and tacos/snacks during happy hour. The tortilla soup was amazing. Also, I have celiac disease and found there was plenty to eat since they do mostly everything with corn flour.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The food here is simple but so effective with powerful flavours, fantastically cooked meats and great portions. The guac is outrageous and it is reasonably priced. A lovely spot

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Took 25 minutes past the open table reservation to get a table.

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