I got a text from Catharine: “Have you eaten at haab on Leonard and Grand? Best Mexican I’ve had in Brooklyn, for sure.” I didn’t know about this place in my hood. I trust Catherine’s opinion on food. Time to check it out.
It’s their 2nd Haab restaurant (first one’s in Woodside). Colorful Jarritos soda bottles lining the wall. Something like 15 specials for the day (which doesn’t sound like a wise thing). I went with the Haab Burrito on the menu (chicken, pork, beef, guacamole, sour cream, rice, beans, pico de gallo, lettuce and oaxaca cheese $8.50). It was really tasty and flavorful. I usually feel like I always have to put some kind of sauce on a burrito because they are usually bland, but this one didn’t need anything. It already had flavor built-in. The oaxaca cheese strung like fresh Pizza Hut pizza I remember back in the day. I was very surprised with this burrito. I think this might be one of the best burritos I’ve ever had. I ate every single bite and wobbled out of there.
The salsa that came with the complimentary chips was nice. They also had three bottles of sauce on the table. None of them were good on the chips, but the Salsa Diablo had a beautiful sheen on it and worked lovely on the rice and tortilla .
Tacos for me next time. Between $2.50-3. Seems like good pricing for this quality and flavor.
Haab – 202 Leonard St (Grand St & Maujer) Brooklyn, NY 11206