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WELCOME TO GRAN ELÉCTRICA

Gran Eléctrica is an authentic Mexican restaurant in the heart of DUMBO. Together, owners Tamer Hamawi, Elise Rosenberg, and Emelie Kihlstrom, offer an authentic and market-driven Mexican menu inspired by travels abroad, particularly traditional Mexican street fare. Creating a new take on regionally-influenced Mexican cuisine, the menu aims to showcase a diversity of dishes from across the country.

Gran Eléctrica’s emphasis on keeping our menu rooted in authentic Mexican cooking and techniques is expressed through items like fresh hand-pressed tortillas crafted with heirloom corn, house-made crema and queso fresco, as well as spicy chorizo made on site.

The beverage program incorporates Mexican flavors with seasonal ingredients, and cocktails featuring tequila and mezcal by small-batch and artisan distillers.

For more information on our food and drink, check out our menu.

With a respectful nod to Mexico, Gran Eléctrica boasts artful touches celebrating the vibrancy of Mexican art and painting. Inspired by famous Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, carefully designed wallpaper includes classic Day of the Dead themes with a quirky twist – set in the Brooklyn landscape. Embracing the surrounding neighborhood, Gran Eléctrica also offers a large outdoor area directly under the Brooklyn Bridge for dining or casual drinks.

Long live the agave!

Agave spirits are our passion! As is sourcing ingredients ethically and sustainably. In line with this philosophy, we are proud to have a selection of certified "Bat Friendly" options on our agave list in addition to our already extensive list of small batch, environmentally and socially conscious mezcales and tequilas!  After all, the world would be a much darker place without this nectar of the gods!

From Tequila Exchange project:

The Tequila Interchange Project (TIP) is a non-profit organization and consumer advocacy group for agave distilled spirits comprised of bartenders, consultants, educators, researchers, consumers and tequila enthusiasts. Our organization advocates the preservation of sustainable, traditional and quality practices in the industries of agave distilled spirits. In light of concerning trends that are currently becoming mainstays in the production of agave distillates, TIP seeks to place a renewed emphasis on the importance of preserving the great heritage of agave distillation in Mexico.

For more information and to get involved with this initiative please visit: http://www.tequilainterchangeproject.org/  


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