We’re Open: Tiny's Cantina serves up authentic Mexican cuisines in Prospect Heights

Steps from Prospect Park and the Barclays Center is a new restaurant serving Mexican street food.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2021, 12:10 PM

Updated 1,083 days ago

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Steps from Prospect Park and the Barclays Center is a new restaurant serving Mexican street food.
The team behind it offers unique dishes made from scratch, just how the chef learned growing up in Mexico.
Mexican cuisine is right on Flatbush Avenue. Tiny's Cantina only opened two months ago.
"We signed the lease during the pandemic, and we took our time working to try and time it so that we could open when the pandemic was starting to wane," says owner Mathew Glazier.
Chef Cenobio Canalizo has worked with Glazier for more than two decades at various restaurants. This time, the food of his childhood gets to shine.
"Our homemade tortillas with corn, yellow corn. It's one of the best items basically, and my mom years ago when I was a kid, like what she used to do, make all tortillas all by scratch," says Canalizo.
One of their top dishes is also photogenic, and you can't find it anywhere else in New York City.
"This is a big Tlayuda from Oaxaca. It's made with a pure corn tortillas, some black beans, spicy chorizo, Oaxaca cheese which is a string cheese, radishes, my favorite salsa."
The chef tries to keep it as authentic as possible. A lot of the dishes have ingredients imported from Mexico.
There's also lots of options for cocktails. While staff wanted to make sure the food and drinks were top notch, they also knew aesthetics are important as well.
"It's such a big part of dining out now is that people like to share their dining experience with their friends and their family. So, I think we have a beautiful mural, neon sign, people love taking their pictures under there."


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