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Mojitos, No Problems!



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Fall may be here, but last night at Ideya felt like a Caribbean vacation in Brooklyn! You've probably walked by this Latin bistro at the intersection of Flatbush, Carlton, & Park Place, and wondered what the open air eatery is all about. Well, last night they invited the best of Brooklyn Yelp out to showcase the culinary confluence of Spanish, African and indigenous ingredients that characterizes the very best Caribbean Latin cuisine, as well as the most magnificent mojitos in town! Read on for more reviews, photos and fun…

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From the moment we all walked in, it was all about the delicious Don Q cocktails. Maria M insisted that the highlight for her was "those delicious dark rum mojito cocktails. Truly, wow! They were well-made– potent and not too sweet."

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But nothing complements great drinks like great food! You know everything is on point when each guest has a different favorite. For Mary P, it was the "Cuban sandwiches, and mini bite sized quesadillas so cute you could just pinch their cheeks." Dylan K, on the other hand, loved the sweet potato croquettes: "By the time I shoved the third one in my mouth, my roommate and I were calling them sweet potato "crackettes." They were beyond amazing."

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Really though, Ideya's kitchen pumped out plenty of tasty treats. Michelle C swears, "Every single item I tried was a great hit, and it was served with a smile. The chicken and beef empanadas were crack, and the fried fish with spicy chipotle mayo was heavenly!"

 

 

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A huge thanks to Lauryn, Desi, Dom, Fausto, Juan and the rest of the Ideya staff! They welcomed us in with open arms, and it was fantastic.

This is the sort of spot that's great all year round, but Maeve M "can't wait to come back before it gets much colder and hang out on the patio." Let's meet her over there, because mojitos never go out of season. 

Cheers,
Peter D, The Ideya Team, & Empanadas

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