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Gran Electrica

Reviewed by Jessie x Ryan in July 2017

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

Gran Electrica is a beautiful waterfront restaurant in the heart of (always up and coming) Dumbo. Though rained out from sitting on their beautiful patio, Jessie and Ryan thought the food and drinks were above average. Bonus: pre or post-dinner, Brooklyn Bridge Park is just a few steps away for a Manhattan skyline photo-op.

LISTEN TO OUR POST-DATE TAKE

CATEGORY:
Restaurant
CUISINE:
Mexican
PRICE:
Moderately Priced
WEBSITE:
ADDRESS:
5 Front Street, Brooklyn
NEIGHBORHOOD:
Dumbo
NEARBY TRAINS:
AC, 23, F
CROSS STREETS:
Front & Old Fulton
OUR BILL:
gran electrica bill

Jessie's Take

Food Rating: 8

I got the verduras tacos, and they were totally fine. Nothing to write home about. Asked for hot sauce and their hot sauces were SO SPICY that I couldn’t even use them. Ryan got “Queso Fundido de Chorizo con Papas” and he wasn’t blown away. It was essentially deconstructed nachos. Not really an entree type dish.

 

Service Rating: 10

It started pouring rain while we were on the patio, and the staff worked really hard to get everyone seated inside as quickly as possible.

 

Fun Factor: 10

It’s just a beautiful restaurant. You want to take lots of photos. It has that cool “Instagram” look to it. You definitely feel like you’re in a cool place.

Ryan's Take

Food Rating: 7

I got the Chorizo Queso Fundito, and it was pretty good. This might be the kind of place where you order a lot with a group and share. The taco portions are really small, so I opted for a different dish. But I wouldn’t recommend the Fundito for an entree; it works better as an app.

 

Service Rating: 10

It started pouring while we were sitting on the patio, and they did their best to get everyone in from the rain and seated inside as quickly as they could.

 

Fun Factor: 9

It’s right next to the promenade, so the location is sweet. Also, the restaurant is really pretty inside and outside. But to note: the prices are really high for the amount you’re given. You’re definitely paying for the location.

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