Tepache Mexican Grill Now Open on Marcus Garvey Boulevard

Tepache Mexican Grill, Bed stuy, Brooklyn

This Friday, Tepache Mexican Grill opened up at 361 Halsey Street, right on the corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard. The interior looks beautiful and the staff is really friendly. The menu includes sopas, taquitos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, tamales, fajitas and more. (Tortas, burgers and smoothies are on the menu but not available yet; they should be in a few weeks.) There’s also a spacious backyard that will open up in a few weeks, as well as a coming wine and beer license.

Although I didn’t try the food yet, it looks like a great take out or dine-in spot for both lunch and dinner. The prices are reasonable too, with burritos ranging anywhere from $7 to $14. Overall, very excited to have this open on Marcus Garvey!




Tracking the Openings Along Marcus Garvey Boulevard

Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Bed Stuy

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. I stayed in the neighborhood, and on a walk up Marcus Garvey Boulevard from Fulton Street I was struck by the changes coming to the stretch. Tracking business openings in Bed Stuy is interesting; because the neighborhood is so large you don’t see openings in any confined or specific locale. And on Marcus Garvey, there are still plenty of empty storefronts separating the newcomers. But it really is nice to see more commercial life on the street. Pictured above, Wing It is now at 439 MGB, between Macon and Macdonough. The place will serve wings (of course), burgers, salads, sandwiches and soul food.

Across the street at 410 MGB, the gift shop Locale has opened. I wrote about the store back in April. And the Mexican restaurant Tepache looks like it’ll open any day now on the northwest corner of MGB and Halsey Street. (I spoke with the owner about the new space last month.)


Finally, anybody have more details on this? It’s the old Marcus Vineyard space between Halsey and Macon. I couldn’t find details about Tree House online, so let me know if you know more than I do. UPDATE: It looks like the operators of this new spot will request a liquor license from Community Board 3 at the next monthly meeting.

UPDATE #2: A commenter points out that the landlord of the former Jeffrey’s location, at 426A Marcus Garvey, is looking for a new restaurant tenant. I’ve never been inside but it seems like a huge space.

Mexican Restaurant is Coming for Corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Halsey


A Mexican restaurant called Tepache is opening on the northwest corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Halsey Street. (This isn’t the only new arrival to MGB… this boutique is opening nearby in early May.) The owners of Villa Pancho Taqueria, a restaurant at Bedford Avenue and Greene, are expanding here. The owner told me that it’ll be a little different than Villa Pancho, which serves nachos, quesadillas, salads, tacos, burritos and fajitas. This new location is a deep space that also includes a backyard.

Tepache should open in a few weeks. The owner is also looking to hire waiters who live in the neighborhood. If you’re interested in applying, email peyotenyc@gmail.com.