La Loncheria is a Mexican restaurant in Bushwick suitable for a casual date over margaritas or an affordable group dinner in Bushwick where the food isn’t the biggest priority. They’re open for lunch and dinner, when you can order tortas (sandwiches), tacos, and larger dishes like pork shoulder and grilled octopus.
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The Brooklyn location of Mission Chinese Food is a trippier version of the Lower East Side spot.
Sally Roots does affordable Caribbean/American food in a Bushwick space where you’ll want to hang out.
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Bar San Miguel
A Carroll Gardens Mexican bar and restaurant, owned by Jim Cramer from CNBC. Surprisingly, it is entirely devoid of yelling. It’s pretty damn good, too.
There's nothing memorable about the Mexican food at Rosie's, but it's a nice enough space for a margarita and guacamole.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
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Tortilleria Los Hermanos
Down the street from the L train Jefferson stop in Bushwick, you'll find the a garage serving some of the city’s best tacos.
Maite is a small European spot mixing it up in Bushwick. Use it for date night or a group dinner when you're sick of the pizza scene.
Lucy's Vietnamese Kitchen
Lucy's Vietnamese in Bushwick survives with only two menu items (pho and pho ban mi) because they're both very good. Go with the brisket versions.
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