Chavela’s: 736 Franklin Ave., (718) 622-3100
Two Courses: Finally, a place where you can really go to town with 40 bucks! All of the Tacos, including fish, chicken mole and nopales are $3 each, which you can follow up with a heaping platter of Costillas en Salsa Verde (braised pork short ribs)
Wine or Dessert: Neither. If you visit during happy hour, you can go nuts on reduced-price beer, sangria’s, margaritas and micheladas.