Astoria, Restaurants
Jul 03, 2014

Chela Y Garnacha Opens in Astoria, Sister Restaurant to Mexico Blvd Truck

A while back we told you that Mexico Blvd, the popular taco truck, was opening a brick and mortar space on 36th Avenue—well, meet Chela y Garnacha! They are in (…)

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A while back we told you that Mexico Blvd, the popular taco truck, was opening a brick and mortar space on 36th Avenue—well, meet Chela y Garnacha!

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Photo credit: Chela Garnacha

They are in the old On the Nile Cafe and are right next door to Arepas Cafe—talk about a powerhouse pair. We can’t wait to try the food, too, and we expect it will be as delicious as the Mexico Blvd taco truck’s food is. Look for traditional Mexican food as opposed to Tex-Mex.

Here’s a photo from their Facebook page of some tasty looking guacamole.

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Photo credit: Chela y Garnacha

These tacos look good, too.

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Nopales, Adobo, and Al Pastor tacos. Photo credit: Chela y Granacha

From what we can tell, “chela” is slang for beer and “garnacha” refers to wine dishes to eat in hand like antojitos, so I expect we’ll see some good beer and wine tasty snacks here. We’ll see what we can find out from the owners. We look forward to learning more and checking it out!

Chela y Garnacha, 33-09 36th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, Facebook, Twitter

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

2 Comments

Alicia

Chela does stand for beer however in Mexican culture, garnachas refer to a fried snack, ie. a quesadilla.

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Masha

Ate there last night (braved the storm and all) and it was fantastic! The tacos are delicious and fresh, so happy to have this place on 36 ave.

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