Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Address: 736 Franklin Ave.
Website: chavelasnyc.com

When Chavela's moved their festively decorated digs from Classon to Franklin early last year, ardent followers went into a frenzy. Would their beloved taco happy hour disappear, and more importantly, would they ever be acquainted with the Don again?

With grateful hearts, we found the happy hour's $2 tacos intact, and the Plato Don (tender chipotle chicken, grilled steak, rice and beans, along with a cornucopia of Mexican condiments and stack of warm tortillas) retaining its rightful spot on the menu. Only now, there were more seats, which meant less waiting, and more indulging in hard-to-find nopales and queso fresco tacos, chipotle mayo doused elotes, and sangria (and margaritas!) on tap. Don't knock the inventive idea; marvel at it.