4. Mi Pequeño Chinantla, 4011 5th Ave.

Mi Pequeno Chinantla, one of the hidden bars
Photo by Alix Piorun

Smell stew? See a deer’s head? You’re in the right place. Tucked away in the back of a Sunset Park bodega, this minuscule Mexican eatery was built in homage to the owner’s native town and, over the years, has become a hit among foodies and fans of the hidden. The appeal is obvious for both parties: the itty-bitty eatery is unmarked, uniquely full of taxidermy, and serves up generous portions of its sprawling, homestyle food.