What to Eat at Gran Electrica, Opening Next Week in Dumbo

Tortita de huauzontle.

The Colonie team’s new Mexican restaurant, Gran Electrica, not only fills the void left by Hecho en Dumbo’s relocation to Noho; it helps restore culinary balance to a neighborhood increasingly monopolized by pizzerias and bakeries. The multiregional, locally sourced menu — the work of chefs Bradford McDonald and Sam Richman, who’ve passed through such top-notch kitchens as Per Se, the Fat Duck, and Noma — emphasizes housemade items like tortillas and chorizo, and aspires to authenticity in dishes like tortita de huauzontle. Here’s a look at the opening menu and a few dishes.

Menu [PDF]

Gran Electrica, 5 Front St., nr. Old Fulton St., Dumbo; 718-852-2789