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Diego in Carroll Gardens?

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Has anybody tried this new Mexican place at Smith and Union?

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305 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  1. I have nothing to report yet, but think we are ordering from there tonight. Will report back. I read good things about the flan somewhere or other.

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    1. re: Olive123

      Please report back! I am considering it for dinner with a friend tomorrow night...

      1. re: Olive123

        Black beans had meat - I didn't realize - so I didn't eat them (I'm vegetarian) but my husband did and liked them. I actually really, really liked the flan. My husband had the enchiladas and really didn't like them. His review was so harsh that I actually didn't even try them. Maybe that was a bad menu choice? I'll definitely get the flan again.

      2. Ate there a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night. Service was really unforgivably amateurish: Took over 30 minutes to get a cocktail I'd ordered, almost an hour for the food to arrive, and the entrees (4 people) all arrived at different times over a 10 minute period. There were some perfunctory apologies, but nothing more.

        The food was not bad (better than something like California Taqueria, but not as good as a "real" Mexican place, either of the Manhattan or Sunset Park variety), but the prices seemed really out of whack: nine bucks for guacamole consisting of one avocado, 13 for three chicken tacos. I mean, they weren't bad, but nothing special, and that's a lot of money to avoid the trip to Matamoros or something similar. We'll never go back.