Popular Bronx restaurant reopens in Brooklyn

A beloved Mexican restaurant that closed in the Bronx has reopened in Brooklyn. Chef Lina Chavez was forced to close El Atoradero restaurant's former location

Chef Lina Chavez was forced to close El Atoradero restaurant's former location in Mott Haven due to tight space and rising rent prices.

Chef Lina Chavez was forced to close El Atoradero restaurant's former location in Mott Haven due to tight space and rising rent prices. (12/27/15)

BROOKLYN - A beloved Mexican restaurant that closed in the Bronx has reopened in Brooklyn.

Chef Lina Chavez was forced to close El Atoradero restaurant's former location in Mott Haven due to tight space and rising rent prices.

The restaurant was named one of 2014's "Best Cheap Eats" by New York Magazine.

"We had a lot of people waiting in line and we didn't have tables," Chavez says. "It made me upset."

Chavez's loyal customers refused to see El Atoradero disappear.

Food blogger Noah Arenstien and two other Brooklyn residents are the backers of Chavez's new venture, now located on Washington Avenue.

"I think she's so passionate and her standards are so much higher and you can kind of feel it in the food," Arenstein says.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Activists say they want the city to retract 1 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a 2 New Brooklyn Academy of Music exhibit features virtual reality storytelling
The Merrick native is working one-on-one with 20 3 Debbie Gibson helping to make kids' musical dreams a reality
Lilac Chocolates celebrated National Chocolate Day in Industry 4 Brooklyn chocolatier celebrates Nat'l Chocolate Day
Software developer Josh Mass-Howard says he does not 5 Organizers: 'Hack the Ban' aims to fight immigration discrimination

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE