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Anything good to eat for lunch today around 27th and 5th?

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My Time Warner Cable box exploded for the second time in six months, and I'm going to shlep it down to the Greenwood Heights/Sunset Park office to exchange it. Any good places to grab a bite in that area to compensate myself for this drudgery? I've never been to that particular area of Brooklyn.

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  1. Milan's, the slovak place is on 5th in that general area.- near the NE corner of Greenwood Cemetery, w. side of the street.

    1. Not so close, but I like V-Spot on 5th Ave btwn Douglass and Degraw

      1. If you're driving, these might worth the trip:

        Ba Xuyen
        4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

        Yunnan Flavour Snack Shop
        775 49th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

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        1. re: Joe MacBu

          plenty of authentic Mexican on 5th in the 40's

        2. There's nothing right there, since that corner is at the edge of the cemetery in a mostly industrial neighborhood. But, as stated above, what I believe is NYC's only Slovakian restaurant, Milan's, is a few blocks north at 22nd St. The bodega at the corner of 23rd and 5th makes pretty good tortas, but there's nowhere to sit there.

          Also as noted above, a few blocks south on 5th, in the 40s, is Brooklyn's main Mexican strip, which also has many Central/South American places as well. A search here should give you some idea of places to go down there. I always liked Tacos Matamoros near 45th St. back when I lived around there.