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Nov 21, 2006 02:22 AM

Boca Chica?

We are looking for a place for dinner for a group of 6 and a friend recommended Boca Chica in the East Village. We aren't finding much on the boards about it -- and we don't want to go unless it is tasty. Any recent experience or opinions please.

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  1. It's a reliable place for relatively cheap pan-Latino eats and strong drinks with a fun party vibe, good for 20 somethings. I don't know if I've just gotten pickier over the years and didn't find the food as good the last time around, but definitely edible.

    1. It's pretty iffy, in our experience. We wrote about it several months ago and have been back once (to the same effect).



      1. I went once, maybe 4 years ago. Food was the quintessence of mediocrity, and it was one of the noisiest places I've ever been to.

        1. if you want pan-latin in the east village/alphabet city area, then i highly recommend esperanto on the corner of avenue c and 9th street.

          1. I second Esperanto!!! Love the porkchop.

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            1. re: jenniebnyc

              I've been an Esperanto fan for years. Excellent food, great mojitos & caipirinhas, reasonable prices, friendly staff, fun vibe, and excellent music on many nights.