Established in Bushwick, BK, this is the eatery’s second location.
Grub Street’s 2018 list of best margaritas starts with those from Calabrije’s, which come in 21 flavors, frozen or on the rocks, for $13 each.
The new spot is also offering margaritas to go, and the menu comes with 9 types of tacos, Mexican street corn and nachos.
Reviews for the Brooklyn location are positive, with scores of 4 out of 5 stars and up.
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But at least a few folks are put off by something they saw posted in the restaurant’s window.
In a Nextdoor thread about Calabrije’s, several address the fact that it’s a ‘tip-free environment,’ with an 18% gratuity automatically added to all checks.
“Any place that auto adds to my bill I will not go to,” wrote one commenter. “The service is reflective in the tip and if it is auto then there is no reason to give great service. Just my two cents.”
“I’m not going anywhere that demands a tip,” wrote another.
(Some people also seem annoyed by the fact that part of the tip pool is going to management.)
While this sentiment was shared by quite a few, a handful of others pointed out that most people tip whenever they go out anyway. So these individuals didn’t see the included tip as a deterrent.
In any event, let us know in the comments if you’ve checked out Calabrije’s Margaritas and Tacos — and how you feel about the automatic gratuity!