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After watching Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations episode on Puerto Rico, I am dying to try some Mofongo. Plantians...pork...sounds like the pefect food!
Willing to travel if it's worth it, but anywhere in Queens or the Bronx (maybe even Yonkers?) preferred.

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  1. There was a long thread on mofongo in Queens and the Bronx five days ago.
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/354874
    But my guess is that Manhattan is your best bet.

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    1. re: Brian S

      Of course! I should have done a search first.
      Thanks!

    2. In Manhattan, I love Casa Adela at 66 Avenue C between 4th and 5th street, east side of the street. they close fairly early as the food runs out. They also have great roast chicken, Octopus Salad and chicken stew. A really great neighborhood place, may be my only regret in moving to Brooklyn and away from Adela's. It's very good for lunch. And don't forget the great chicken soup.

      1. They serve mofongo at El Gran Castillo De Jagua in Park Slope. Their address is 345 Flatbush Ave, take the Q or B and get off at the 7th Avenue train stop. Good food. Big portions. Reasonable prices.

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        1. re: Robblink

          But Gran Castillo only has pork mofongo and isn't a Puerto Rican-style place. Old San Juan, in Hell's Kitchen has a number of mofongos, including crab & shrimp, but I haven't tried them.

          http://petercherches.blogspot.com

          1. re: Peter Cherches

            Actually, Gran Castillo also serves a cheese mufongo and a chicken mufongo. Delicious, too.

            1. re: Peter Cherches

              Mofongo can be found in Puerto Rican and Dominican restaurants; however, the dish origin I believe is Dominican.
              I always like to ask for "cuerito" so that they include some crackled skin in the mix. It's usually serve with meat sauce on the side. It's soooooooooooo good.
              El Deportivo in Hell's Kitchen has a good version of it.
              My favorite one used to be the one at Papacito's which is now defunct.

              --M

              1. re: maria_nyc

                Papacito's is still open. It moved a couple of streets up.

          2. You can get mofongo at Sofrito at 57th & 1st. It's a sort of upscale restaurant cum bar, but the food there is credible. It's open late but if you want to eat without waiting, I'd get there earlier.

            The portions at Sofrito are enormous.

            1. The Village Voice recently reviewed a place called Albert's Mofongo House in Washington Height:

              http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0...

              1. There is a good place in the Bronx. I do not know the name but it is behind the DMV across the street from Fordham U. It is on a side street.

                1. There is mofongo in the Jackson Heights/Corona area of Queens in the Dominican restaurants. I'm having a sudden memory lapse as to names. I've eaten the pork and maybe chicken versions at the place on Roosevelt under the seven train in the block east of the 90th Street train station. It's a fairly large place with room for entertainment. I've not had it at the Niña's just north of 37th Avenue at 35-61 95rd Street, but I've liked the food I've had there so I'm sure it would be good. There is also a place on 103rd just north of Roosevelt in Corona that specializes in Dominican fried stuff. I've believe seen it there. Your cholesterol level feels like it's going up just being in that place, but the stuff can be tasty.

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                  1. re: JH Jill

                    There's a great dominican place at the corner of Clinton and houston in manhattan that makes a good mofongo.

                  2. This might be old news, but a new restaurant on Columbia and Kane streets in Brooklyn, Mucho Gusto, has mofongo. Four kinds: chicken, pork, shrimp and white cheese. All are 5 bucks except shrimp, which is $12.95.
                    This is a few blocks south of Atlantic Avenue facing the water, for those of you not familiar with the area -- sometimes also called "Carroll Gardens West."