e village s.american or carribean
- dan ginsberg
Looking for a new spot in the e.village fo s.american or carribean. Heard esperanto is good, but there are issues. Also there is a new spot on bowery called afro turf, anyone been?
I had a very good meal at Cucina di Cuzco (Ave. A at 3rd st, I believe) Highlights were a cilantro lime sauce served for dipping, mixed ceviche and roast chicken (a great deal at $6.50 for half a chicken and a huge plate of fried yuca) Stay away from their cocktails (I don't know what it was but it wasn't a mojito) but they do have beer and wine. It was a nice ambience and good food for a good price.
re: Caitlin Wheeler
Sorry, Cocina Cuzco completely left me flat. Meat overcooked, bland sauces on the fish, -and- imitation crabmeat ceviche! What's up with that?? I think Boca Chica and Esperanto are better bets. There's also an Ecuadorean restaurant on 1st between 7th and St. Mark's called Galapagos. Nice ambiance, a garden, great skewers, llapingachos, and lots of fresh fish. More laid back than Boca or Esperanto if that's the atmosphere you're looking for.