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Jun 14, 2000 12:39 PM

puerto rican food

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Ages ago someone said Casa Adela was good for Puerto Rican food. Has anyone been lately? Is it still good? Recommendations for ordering? Any other places to recommend? pat

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  1. Yep, was there 2 weeks ago. Still good. I'm always there near the closing and somehow get the last order of pernil asado. I also like the bacalao (if I remember correctly, it's the special on Fridays) and the mofungo.

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    1. re: Gary Cheong

      Thanks guys. Strange that there isn't more of that cuisine in New York City. pat

      1. re: pat hammond

        there are more of them scattered around but my impression is that a lot of puerto ricans go for the quite similar cuban and dominican food. A lot of the PR places are fry joints (cuchifritos); I think there may be one or two in Jim's book.

        1. re: jen kalb

          This query was for one of my kids who has The Book. I'll relay your message. Thanks. pat

          1. re: jen kalb
            Steven Bookman

            For more information on Puerto Rican restaurants
            in New York City:


      2. I've not sampled a lot of Puerto Rican places, but I like Old San Juan on 9th Ave. in the 40s (or maybe 30s)

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        1. re: Peter
          Adam Stephanides

          Actually Old San Juan is on 9th Ave. in the low 50s (possibly between 51st and 52nd).


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          Adam Stephanides

          I was there a month or so ago, and made a brief report here. To repeat what I said then, the pernil asado was very good, and the mofungo was also good.