La Loncheria is a Mexican restaurant in Bushwick suitable for a casual date over margaritas or an affordable group dinner in Bushwick where the food isn’t the biggest priority. They’re open for lunch and dinner, when you can order tortas (sandwiches), tacos, and larger dishes like pork shoulder and grilled octopus.
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Amituofo is a vegan restaurant in Bushwick that serves Asian-inspired dishes and is great for casual group dinners.
Lone Wolf is grungy dive bar in Bushwick with portraits of wolves on the walls and inexpensive drinks.
La Isla Cuchifritos
We love La Isla Cuchifritos for the fact that a) it’s cheap and delicious, and b) it sort of feels like you’re grubbing in tropical Puerto Rico rather than not-so-tropical Brooklyn.
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If it’s a weekend, and you need somewhere to dance in Bushwick, try Mad Tropical. It’s a divey bar with a tropical theme, a dance floor, and tacos.
Otto’s Tacos is a casual East Village taco place with a simple menu, homemade tortillas, and much-needed West Coast flavor.
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Tortilleria Los Hermanos
Down the street from the L train Jefferson stop in Bushwick, you'll find the a garage serving some of the city’s best tacos.
Maite is a small European spot mixing it up in Bushwick. Use it for date night or a group dinner when you're sick of the pizza scene.
Lucy's Vietnamese Kitchen
Lucy's Vietnamese in Bushwick survives with only two menu items (pho and pho ban mi) because they're both very good. Go with the brisket versions.
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