Chela Modern Mexican

4.8
424 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
We are a modern Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. We have traditional, authentic Mexican dishes as well as innovative and creative takes on the classics. You'll find tacos, fresh-made guacamole, enchiladas and much more on our menu. Our bar has 50 types of tequilas and mezcals, as well as speciality cocktails featuring all different types of spirits, wine, beer and sangria. We look forward to serving you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still pound for pound the best Mexican in the city!

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bethm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good- limited menu bc of virus occupancy issues

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GermayneI
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was really great, as soon as I stepped in I was greeted.

The waiters kept checking in making sure our glasses were full and we were alright.
Food was great - I thought it wasn’t going to fill me up but it did.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always treat. From the food to the service. Waiters and managers are cool under pressure and go above and beyond to provide the best experience. Emily is a fave and always remembers us.
And as a diehard Mexican food purist, I was dubious about the steak nachos. I was very wrong. They blew my mind.

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vipMatt
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious start to finish, from the complimentary chips and salsa to the drinks (try the coffee negroni) to the food (I love the seafood enchiladas). A must-try!

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leegee
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 9 including a baby for a bday celebration. From the hostess, to the bus boy, everyone made sure we had a memorable celebration. They accommodated the baby, had bday candles which I forgot to bring, and turned down the music a little when we asked. Oh yeah...and even though we ordered different dishes, everyone raved about the food! Highly recommend Chela!

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RomanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Delicious food and drinks are phenomenal. Wait staff is very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend this place! Only down side, is it can get loud. But what do you expect, if it's a really good restaurant it can get busy. Will be back there soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was good as usual. However wait service left a bit to be desired. Yes, it was busy but i noticed other tables being bussed without asking, drinks were forgotten. Not good service tonight

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was exceptional

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jacki
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very tasteful and my steak tacos were cooked just right. Great drinks too!

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Jaime
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love coming here. The food and the drinks are next level delicious.

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vipTLW25
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food excellent but restaurant is tight in front. Back room more roomy.

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MichaelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood enchiladas were amazing. Margaritas were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were very good. Inky had the fries as a appetizer. Our meals were great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Fun vibe. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Man. This place rocks. The food is exquisite. The decor and staff are top notch! Make sure you Uber here because the drinks are supurb. You will not want to stop enjoying yourself. Absolutely coming back here again soon.

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JRivera205
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I definitely have to go back and try other items in this menu.

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saraU
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! The queso fundido is excellent and so is the sangria!

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TracyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful at Chela, particularly the food. The huevos fundidos was addictive. And the complimentary chips and salsa were so good I asked for a second serving. The restaurant itself is on the smaller side but lovely nonetheless and the service was attentive without being overbearing. My only issue was the noise level went up as the brunch service wound down and the restaurant prepped for dinner. The music became a little louder than I would have liked but overall I had a wonderful dining experience and plan on returning very soon.

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AnupamD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Greatest Of All Time - Micheladas! And Mushroom - Queso!!!

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LindsayG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to chela with a group of friends and for a date night and both times have been great!

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EveT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommended for a date or a group of friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food absolutely amazing, but the staff were very friendly and the service was great. We were seated within 3 minutes of arriving (on a busy Saturday night), the waitress came to ask if we needed anything within 1 minute, and our food and drinks were brought out in a timely fashion. Towards the end of our dinner, as we were just talking and finishing our drinks, a woman (I’m assuming she was the manager) approached our table and asked if we enjoyed our dining experience—so thoughtful! As we left, every waiter, bartender, chef, and the hostess that was in earshot said a friendly goodnight and thank you for coming! I’ve never experienced that level of hospitality! I would ABSOLUTELY return to try some of the many amazing dishes on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. One of my favorite places. Never disappointed and leaving there filling fulfilled and knowing that we had a great time and great bang for our buck. Can’t go wrong at Chela

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CAusten
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The service was fantastic. The food was good, but a little too expensive. The music was way too loud. We came for dinner and ended up almost losing our voices trying to have a conversation. I don't understand why restaurants think they are nightclubs.

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Dellbabe
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best guacamole in Park Slope!

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Chantibaby
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The rosemary brown sugar margarita is delicious. The food is really really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent family birthday brunch

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KristenK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and unique. Highly recommend!

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mactheknife
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little noisy, but the food makes up for it. Great for groups.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and very accomodating to our needs. Exceptional service!! Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner! such a fun ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Good mojitos.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mexican food. Wonderful calamari, not greasy or battered. Suisas were yum.

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vipAnthonyE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. Fresh and delicious. The fish tacos were incredible!
The staff were all very nice but not as attentive as I'd like. I had to personally go and get their attention for everything. Other than that it was a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve diner! Complimentary hat, horns, noise makers and Tequila shots! Frat food, great and friendly service! So happy we chose to celebrate New Years here!

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RuthC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chela is a a deep and rewarding culinary experience. The flavors of every dish we had were complex and delicious; the textures expertly syncopated. The shrimp flautas appetizer contained soft, briny, perfectly cooked shrimp encased in a crispy, crunchy shell and topped with avocado and mild yet piquant white sauce. The chicken mole is a divine, rich treat. Our daughter’s fish tacos came with crunchy slaw and fries. The portions are ample and we could have shared more. Also-great drinks and huge selection of tequila. It’s a festive place, and a little too noisy. The staff is super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing as always!!!

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BiancaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The fundido with chorizo is amazing paired with their white sangria! You get fresh chips and salsa while you wait for your food and drinks and the service is always great. If you’re looking for a low key place with good food and drinks, Chela is def the place to go.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chela Modern Mexican using the Order Online button. Chela Modern Mexican also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 701-1891.

Chela Modern Mexican is rated 4.8 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Chela Modern Mexican does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1505/chela.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.