Gran Electrica

Restaurants, Mexican Brooklyn Heights
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 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Lengua tacos at Gran Electrica

 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Pork ribs at Gran Electrica

 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Gran Electrica

 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Gran Electrica

The team behind Colonie pivots from farm-to-table American to regional Mexican cuisine with this 60-seat canteen in Dumbo. Chef Sam Richman—who honed his fine-dining chops at Jean Georges and London's the Fat Duck—turns out market-driven South of the Border fare, bolstered by from-scratch ingredients, like homemade chorizo and hand-pressed tortillas made with heirloom corn. Diners can dig into plates like cocteles de mariscos (seafood cocktail), mole verde oaxaqueno (Oaxaca-style green mole), and tacos stuffed with fillings like fish, tongue, braised peppers and Swiss chard. To drink, find seasonal margaritas, micheladas, homemade horchata and agua frescas (like pineapple alfalfa). The design-minded group kitted out a brick-walled Brooklyn brownstone with a wrought-iron chandelier, reclaimed-wood tables and artsy white-and-black skeleton wallpaper inspired by Day of the Dead imagery.


Venue name: Gran Electrica
Address: 5 Front St
New York
Cross street: between Dock and Old Fulton Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 6–10:30pm, Fri–Sun 5–11:30pm
Transport: Subway: A, C to High St
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx, Diner's Club, Disc, MC, V
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Gavin P

One of my favorite places in the whole city - especially when you can sit outside

Duncan M

They have a Tequila and Mezcal cocktail list as long as your arm. Great to sit at the bar on take a table with a group.

Jarrod M

Turn down for what tacos :) amazing food, solid margaritas and a huge back patio for the win

Pat Casey

Love, love love Gran Electrica !!! Can't wait for Spring so we can enyoy their wonderful outdoor seating !!!


Great restuarant, top notch drinks, food, service and atmosphere. Best restuarant in DUMBO hands down, can't wait for the back patio to open in the Spring.


Wonderful food/ambiance!! Great service with kind managment. Wonderful Dumbo find. Stopped in for dinner this week to avoid the Pizza line at Grimaldes. Will be a regular for sure!!

Joe Casey

Gran Electrica ain't your everyday cantina!!! GE has to be the best, freshest, most interesting upscale Mexican restaurant in NYC and possibly on the planet. Margaritas are tasty, ample and work wonders on reducing your stressful days into pleasurable nights. It's a must visit Mexican eatery!