For many folks in the area, today is a sad day, as today Chavella's, the hugely popular teeny-tiny Mexican joint on Classon, shut its doors for good (reported first on Brooklynian). However, folks will still be able to enjoy all their favorites from Chavella's, as well as margaritas on tap and a full bar, at Chavela's, the new place with the almost-same name from the same owners at 736 Franklin Avenue. Five months to the day after they originally planned to open, Chavela's will finally start serving this Wednesday, August 24th, at 11 AM.
ILFA did a Q&A based on a conversation with the owners back in March, and the plan remains the same - lots of the delicious Mexican food you expect from these guys, with a few new twists, more seating, and great drinks. As for the old location, it's not going to be out of commission for too long. Despite an epic hassle with the NYC Department of Buildings to get the new location open, they plan to clean out, renovate, and re-open on Classon at some point soon with fresh and tasty ideas.