149 Havemeyer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Booze: Beer and Wine
Subway: L to Bedford Ave. or Lorimer Ave.
Menu: Click Here
NY Mag says:
Buffalo Cantina’s Mexican menu has a twist: an extensive wings section. In classic Buffalo, BBQ, and teriyaki flavors, this wings here are served hot, hotter, and suicidal (and they aren’t messing around). You can order them in, but a hundred-count party bucket is ideal takeout for a lowbrow gathering, and a pan-fried tofu substitute ensures that no one has to miss out. Massive burritos and smaller tacos come filled with more than a dozen proteins and wrapped in flour, spinach, wheat, jalapeño or tomato tortillas. The chicken mole comes slathered in a smoky chocolate sauce while the jerk chicken is accompanied by subtly sweet plantains. American influences reappear in the form of sloppy-joe sliders, burgers, fries, and onion rings as well as the bizarre Little King, a buffalo burger crowned with fried chicken and topped with cheese, onions, spinach, tomato and ranch dressing on a bun. South-of-the-border desserts include cinnamon-fried churros, sopapillas, and a pair of banana-and-fudge chimichangas, more than enough to share. With no table service, step to the counter to choose from the large menu boards above. Until your food arrives, you can pass the time with a selection of board games and books or people watch through the restaurant’s glass façade. Three small tables in front are available for outdoor eating.
TAGS: Bedford, Fairly Cheap, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Lorimer, Mexican, Restaurants, ★★★ Good
In Short – This casual spot satisfies the neighborhood’s appetite for hearty party fare, i.e. Buffalo wings, nachos, burritos and more. Most customers favor delivery and takeout, so there is always a spot to sit in the fairly large dining area. Everything from jerk chicken burritos to teriyaki wings to fish tacos spice up the menu, although the Buffalo wings (available in quantities of six, 12 or 24) are the main attraction. Mexican beers sit alongside Jarritos, sodas and more in the restaurant’s small refrigerator.