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Chilo’s, a Hybrid Between a Mexican Dive Bar and a Taco Truck, Opens in Bed-Stuy

The Oaxaca Sunrise cocktail, with a variety of tacos.
The Oaxaca Sunrise cocktail, with a variety of tacos. Photo: Melissa Hom

Just in time for summer, the owners of Mayfield in Crown Heights have opened a new concept: Chilo’s, a festive Mexican bar that gives way to an outdoor space, where a taco truck is permanently parked. Friends Matthew Maddy, Nico Arze, Lev Gewirtzman, Jacques Belanger — and actor Michael Cera — want it to “feel like Pablo Escobar’s billiards room, but more Mexican” (in Maddy’s words).

The menu is short and sweet: a variety of tacos (carnitas, chorizo, chicken mole, shrimp, fish, nopales and rajas …), as well as tostadas, ceviches, tortas, and tamales. It’s more about the booze here, and Chilo’s serves tropical cocktails like frozen margaritas, plus an extensive selection of tequila. Take a look:

Chorizo.
Chorizo. Photo: Melissa Hom
Spring Pigeon and Border Ring.
Spring Pigeon and Border Ring. Photo: Melissa Hom
Nopales and Rajas.
Nopales and Rajas. Photo: Melissa Hom
Cochinita Pibil.
Cochinita Pibil. Photo: Melissa Hom
Muralist Basco Vazko created the art.
Muralist Basco Vazko created the art. Photo: Melissa Hom
Inside the bar.
Inside the bar. Photo: Melissa Hom
Oh, hello.
Oh, hello. Photo: Melissa Hom
Outside.
Outside. Photo: Melissa Hom

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Chilo’s, 323 Franklin Ave., Bed-Stuy.

A Dive Bar-Taco Truck Hybrid Opens in Brooklyn