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"pan"-latin food

connie May 4, 2000 12:56 PM

If I can't get reservations for Chicama, and I've already tried Patria one too many times, what's the next best thing for the pan-latin food fix with out-of-towners?

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    MU RE: connie May 4, 2000 01:15 PM

    Calle Ocho, probably.

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      tom RE: connie May 4, 2000 04:30 PM

      a little more downmarket, but I think Esperanto (9th & Ave C) has nice pan-latin food. It's simply done, but, most importantly, it works. Also I happen to have a little inside info on a recent tightening of the menu (I know the consultant), so now's the time to go. Try the new items: Sancocho, the chayote salad or the pork chop (may still be specials).

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        Dan RE: connie May 5, 2000 10:42 AM

        Definitely, go for Calle Ocho, on Columbus near 81st or 82nd. Service is erratic, but the food's great, and the mojitos are superb.

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