What’s Up at Gallito’s Kitchen on Montague Street?

UPDATE: Gallito’s has reopened.

The food is great and things seemed to be going well for Gallito’s Kitchen [140 Montague Street] which opened last December (photo). However when we tried to order delivery on Tuesday night no one answered the phone. On Thursday night, a BHB reader tweeted this to us:

We have emailed the restaurant and will follow up. Their website as of Thursday night is still online. In the meantime – do you know what’s going on? We’d hate to see a decent restaurant bite the dust so soon.

Update: A BHB reader believes that it may be an issue with Con Ed:

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  • PubliusBklyn

    Sucks hard out loud. Loved their creamy chicken soup, fish tacos and chipotle plantains. As a former commercial renter on Montague, it’s crazy expensive to have a spot there, even 2nd floor–working hard all month just to turn over a fat check to the landlord.

  • miriamcb

    On another but related note, any news on the empty old Starbucks space and the Crumbs space? Something has to give with real estate prices in BKheights!

  • cindy sm

    Well, how many times have buildings on
    Mont. Been turned over during the 60’s,
    70 ‘s and 80’s..so guess what the financed
    Amount, the “nut”, on the buildings are
    On average. Now guess what rents a
    Building needs to keep paying the bank
    On time…why did The most major financial
    Institutions continue to write paper on
    Financially marginal buildings till we got
    To a point like this where productive/
    Creative people are working to pay a note?
    You fill in the answer…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    I went a few times, the food was very good, however the price point was a little high and the portions kind of small, especially for Mexican. The last time I was there was for lunch, a few months ago. I was the only customer, $16.00 later I left still a little hungry. They would never get re Court St lunch crowd doing business like that, nor the weeknight locals… recipe for disaster.

  • http://www.scavenja.com jrmozart

    Food JUST ok & super overpriced. PLUS only sangria & wine/beer … No REAL liquor license, so no margaritas. If you can’t afford a real liquor license then you can’t afford Montague St. rental prices. Let’s be real.

  • Annonymouse

    No way, I love that place. Please tell me they are not closing! Their tacos and salads are to die for, the sangrias are perfect.

  • cindy sm

    Even with the best of food and service
    At very reasonable pricing, with a rent
    Combined with the other overhead it’s
    Difficult for a lot of even the best run
    Operations to survive..unless they’re a tax loss or have nearly unlimited financing.

    Such is always the case when any society
    Approaches a classic upward Spike of

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Good point on not having a liquor license. Many restaurants only break even on the food and make all their profit on the drinks.

  • StevoNYC

    I walked by the other day and saw a sign posted that they have a ConEd circuit breaker issue.

  • CoffeeDrinker

    I hope they re-open soon. Solid food and the owners seem like great people.

  • gcarl44

    There is a sign on the door indicating a problem with a Con Ed circuit breaker.​ Hopefully it will reopen soon as it is a really good Mexican restaurant, and we really don’t have many good restaurants in the neighborhood.

  • Michael Rock

    They are back.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales

    Just checked: the lights are out and the chairs are still stacked up at about 9:20 p.m.

  • Eddyde

    “ConEd circuit breaker issue” No such thing that would affect an individual or business. Da-Nile is a long river.

  • Michael Rock

    Well, they answered their phone at 6 and said they were open.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales

    I hope that just means they closed early. I’d miss that place if it’s gone.

  • Andrew Porter

    They were closed on Saturday afternoon.

  • TJ1616

    And there is a sign on the stairs, as well as by the door that they will reopen on Tuesday due to electrical issues. I hope they can survive now that this notice of their closure appeared on the blog and was picked up by Eater. They applied for their liquor license months ago, and we signed their petition for a permit. An individual jumping to another conclusion, indicated they couldn’t afford it, which is why they didn’t have it. The liquor board has taken their own sweet time. It would be a shame to see them fail because of people who have erroneously jumped to conclusions.

  • BrooklynBugle

    We were posing the question. The restaurant has not gotten back to our emails and they didn’t answer the phone. If you’re information is correct, this is great news.

  • MonroeOrange

    being that they now seem to have a following..they should ditch the montague street location and move to a cheaper block.

    remember when there was a mexican place by the theater on henry st….place was packed all day…

    sidenote: i miss pig n’ out! too bad the guy was crook.

  • Nana

    The soup at this place is unreal!!!I Love all the restaurants on Montague Street and taking photo’s of them in summer time.

    Nana @ http://www.EagleEyeFlix.com

  • PubliusBklyn

    That was some respectable ‘cue.

  • PubliusBklyn

    Just ordered through Seamless last night. Back and better than ever.