Ho’Brah is new and fresh on the South Shore. Looked. | The dish


STATEN ISLAND, NY – It’s been almost four years since the owners of Ho’Brah Taco Joint announced their new restaurant on the South Shore. The surf-Tex Mex-themed Californian restaurant is finally open in Richmond Valley this week.

Co-owner Tommy Casatelli hosted the bar and large dining room booths over the past few days with a smooth opening. But the inauguration will take place on Friday, November 26 with a DJ in the evening. Typically, 4895 Arthur Kill Rd. Hours of operation are approximately 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Slow Roasted Rib Tacos (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)

With canteens in West Brighton and New Dorp already in operation, the Richmond Valley outpost manufactures four of these restaurants, including a flagship operation in Bay Ridge.

From shrimp and Brussels sprouts to a seriously loaded platter of fries, Casatelli and his chef, Alfonso Ruiz, affectionately known as “The Fonz,” spoke about Tex Mex’s Ho’Brah brand. And we take a look at the dish that started it all – the fish taco itself.


Aloha, wings! (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)

Tune in to this week’s The Dish which features Casatelli. He spoke about the Ho’Brah article that started it all – a fish taco he tasted overseas as a US Navy. When he returned home to Brooklyn, there were no such tacos to be found. So he created the first taco joint, Ho’Brah, in Brooklyn in November 2011.

The new restaurant is located at 4895 Arthur Kill Rd., Richmond Valley; 929-529-8500; Hobrahtacos.com.

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Pamela Silvestri is Editor-in-Chief of Advance Food. She can be reached at [email protected].


The New Ho’Brah in Richmond Valley (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


Bowls like this incorporate seasonal vegetables like Brussels sprouts (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


Charged Nachos (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


Mixed drinks on the menu (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


Mac ‘n’ cheese with plantain chips (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


Tommy Casatelli in the dining room of the new Ho’Brah in Richmond Valley (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


The bar (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


The stands (Staten Island Advance / Pamela Silvestri)


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