Influenced by recipes from the southern states of Mexico (Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Puebla, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas) the dishes at Citrico are prepared using fresh authentic Mexican ingredients with accents of citric flavors. The restaurant’s large front windows, bright dining area and open kitchen add to the feeling that you’ve been transported 2,000 miles away to enjoy a Mexican home-cooked meal. Family-owned and operated, Citrico opened on Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights Brooklyn in the spring of 2014.
Owners, Noor and Luis met working in a small Italian café in Nolita. Noor had just moved to New York after graduate school and was also working in sales and social media marketing for a food start-up. Luis was a career chef, having worked in various New York kitchens over the last decade. They both love to eat and experience New York City’s massive restaurant scene. They dreamed of having their own kitchen where they could create straightforward dishes with rich flavors and traditional ingredients. Two years later, after their daughter was born, they decided tap into their entrepreneurial spirits, combine their knowledge of food and business, and bring El Sabor Citrico de Mexico to Brooklyn.