Park Slope Dining: Nuevo Mexico

Nuevo Mexico – 589 Fifth Avenue – Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Hello and Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I hope you are all having a nice, relaxing Sunday before the big game. I wanted to pop in and tell you about my new favorite Mexican restaurant in Park Slope…Nuevo Mexico!

I had actually been once before, back in the summer of 2016 when my dad moved me into my first Park Slope apartment. We had taken a break from unpacking (and trying to fit all of my possessions into a tiny room, but that’s another story for another day) and I was too distracted by the whole “cross-country move” thing to care much about food. This time, though, I was paying attention and I’m pretty sure my taste buds will never be the same.

Nuevo Mexico, a Park Slope restaurant since 1991.

The Food

I’ll keep it simple and say that this is the best Mexican food I have had in Park Slope, and maybe all of New York City. Our server gave us chips and salsa when we sat down and, wow, that salsa was good–so fresh and flavorful! I ate more than my share and ended up ordering a chicken verde tamale and two shrimp tacos as my entree. Both surpassed expectations and were surprisingly filling! My friend had the chicken verde enchiladas and they were also “five stars.”

The Atmosphere

We walked in and the whole restaurant was full, with the exception of one perfect little table just for us. The restaurant is small (a common trend, ha!) and has a tiki hut toward the back and country western vibes…because it’s “Nuevo” Mexico, after all. The restaurant felt well-loved, filled with people laughing and sipping huge, beautiful margaritas. The entire space was decorated for Valentine’s Day, too, and I have a feeling they do holidays well, like most everywhere here in Park Slope Heaven.

The Overall Experience

My takeaway? I can’t wait to go back and think this will be a fun place to celebrate birthdays with friends. The prices were great and they have a nice happy hour, too, featuring $7 margaritas. See you there?

Have you been to Nuevo Mexico? If so, how was your experience? I would love to hear!

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