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Greenpointers looking for Mexican munchies will soon only have to head towards McCarren Park to have their craving sated — thanks to the brain trust behind Lokal.

The owners of the popular Mediterranean-themed spot on Bedford and Nassau avenues are opening a new restaurant next door, featuring the culinary talents of Lokal’s chef, a native of Mexico’s Puebla region.

“There are not that many Mexican restaurants in this area and we feel we can do a really good job,” said co-owner Serkan Uzel, whose new joint will be at 52 Nassau Ave.

The owners say they’ll apply for a liquor license in April in hopes of soon opening a 70-seat restaurant to join Berry Park, Five Leaves, and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream on Nassau Avenue’s fast-growing foodie corridor.

Uzel said that the menu is still in the works, though Lokal fans can look forward to tacos, burritos and quesadillas made from fresh locally sourced ingredients.

“It’s very exciting,” said Uzel. “The neighborhood is changing and it’s going to be a good addition to Greenpoint.”

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Reader Feedback

Jimmy from Greenpoint says:
Too bad the food royally sucks at Lokal.
Aug. 1, 2010, 11:16 am
Jimmy from Greenpoint says:
Any BTW, it's not a Spanish Tapas joint called Sindicato from the same owners.
Aug. 1, 2010, 11:17 am

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