A year ago, Sunset Park was represented by one restaurant during Marty Markowitz's Dine-In Brooklyn week. This year, we are represented by one restaurant again! Maria's Bistro Mexicano is keeping us on the map, or at least on the Dine-In Brooklyn PDF, which can be found here.
So despite all the hype of hipsters and gentrification, a year hasn't changed Sunset all that much. May I humbly suggest that we all go out and TRY to spend $23 on a dinner or lunch for two in Sunset Park during Restaurant Week? There are plenty of places that are stand-bys or new. Use it as your excuse to celebrate some of the cheap eats we have here. Use it as an excuse to check out "that place" you are curious about but never entered.
Leave lunch/dinner suggestions (especially if they are off the usual Matamoros/Pacificana path) for your neighbors in the comments section.
My suggestion is that if you've never gotten a sandwich at Puebla Mini Market on 5th and 39th, get one. They are HUGE (plenty for sharing), and they are freshly made as you wait. $6. You can eat in the little area in the back or take-out. The flautas are really good too.