From $25 to $49
Alta Calidad
552 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn 11238 Driving directions
MICHELIN Guide 2019
  • Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking: ≤ £28 / 40 € (IRE) ‘Bibs’ are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under £28 or €40.
  • Good standard.

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  • Brunch

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Lunch Thu - Sun Dinner nightly


What’s in a name? Well, at Akhtar Nawab’s contemporary Mexican restaurant, it’s “high quality.” Literally. This supremely talented chef takes thoroughly Mexican dishes and shakes them up just enough for a satisfying surprise. His creativity is boundless but never veers out of focus. Case in point? Crispy skate tacos smothered with smoky salsa and pickled ramps or the pumpkin blossom quesadilla. Other standouts include the oh-so-tender lamb ribs, shellacked in Coca-Cola for that glorious hint of caramel, as well as the meaty fluke ceviche enhanced by habanero and mandarin. Like Nawab's creativity at the burner, the menu is seemingly limitless, offering an array of plates you'll want to sample. Bring a friend, or three, to justify ordering more treats. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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