good food near west farms/boston rd. & 174th?
just started working in the area. the pizza is hit or miss, the spanish food i've tried was bland and mcdonald's is starting to look good (scary!). i refuse to believe there isn't a good lunch spot nearby!!
Given the demographics of the neighborhood, I don't think you're likely to get many "locals" replying to this thread. Someone recently posted a similar request -- they were just a few blocks away from where you describe. Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/368816?
If I were you, I'd get on Southern Blvd and go straight to E187th street and take a left. Once you've done that, then proceed straight to Arthur Avenue. Some good eats right there.
If you don't want to venture that far, try places along Morris Park Avenue or even anywhere along White Plains Road. [It's really not that far from West Farms Sq.]
As far as *really* nearby, you're going to have to wait for someone else to chime in.
The whole South Bronx is filled with tiny Puerto Rican and also some Southern U.S. places. Most are mediocre but the area's unexplored and you might find a gem. The closest place I know is Jimmy's.
Jimmy's Luncheonette looks like something out of an old movie, even a wooden phone booth, and everybody from the neighborhood, from church ladies to bling-loaded teenagers, stops by for all-day breakfast and good Southern food.
Jimmy's Luncheonette 392 East 169th Street (Clay Avenue), Morrisania; (718) 537-0266.
thank you all! i'll try el bohio one night. i might be able to walk to jimmy's, arthur avenue is a bit far. i only get a 45 minute lunch break! haha. but thanks for all the help, i'll just have to wander around when it's not 14 degrees outside!
You're not too far there from Pine Tavern- largest portion of decent veal you're likely to get anywhere in NY