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nicer latin american in nyc

i'm looking for a nicer latin american restaurant in manhattan. i prefer mexican or nuevo latino - think pujol in mexico, df. no frozen margaritas or burritos as big as my head, please.

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    1. re: Bugsey34

      Hell's Kitchen is good (the restaurant, not the area)

    2. Love love love Barrio Chino on Broome...

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      1. re: solarlane

        Ditto, ditto, ditto!!!!!!!!!! I also vote for: Cuba (West Village...don't get it confused with Havana Alma de Cuba)

      2. You may want to try out Calle Ocho on the UWS. It's neuvo latino. Love their cassava (?) cheese puffs they serve instead of bread.

            1. I've had mixed experiences there, but Suenos might be worth a try.

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              1. re: Lucia

                I've also had mixed experiences at Suenos and Rocking Horse Cafe, both in service and food. I remember once at Rocking Horse Cafe, even though we had a reservation, we were kept waiting for almost an hour. They didn't comp us anything. Because we were a group of eight, it was hard to leave and find another place on a Friday night.