A Tex-Mex-serving, 70’s-themed bar in Bushwick with Tuesday karaoke in the “safari room” could go either way. Fortunately, El Cortez works. The food is good, the tropical wallpaper should be in every home, and there’s a large menu of tiki drinks to choose from. Come here for a low-key birthday or a fun night out with a few friends you’re catching up with. If you live in Manhattan, it’s a quick trip on L.
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La Isla Cuchifritos
We love La Isla Cuchifritos for the fact that a) it’s cheap and delicious, and b) it sort of feels like you’re grubbing in tropical Puerto Rico rather than not-so-tropical Brooklyn.
A nice, big Bushwick restaurant with interesting pastas. It's not quite a destination, but it's a nice addition to the neighborhood.
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