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Jul 27, 2007 03:22 PM

Best Batido shakes in NYC?

A recent post seeking the best milkshakes in NYC inspired me to wonder specifically about Latin American/Caribbean-style fruit-flavored shakes. I still dream about batidos de lechoza (papaya) I've had over the years in Santo Domingo, some of which I think were made with fresh fruit, sweetened condensed milk, and ice chips.

Who makes your favorites?

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    1. My favorite are with Mamey-try Sophie's Cuban or any other decent cuban place. They're always better in Miami (I suspect the fruit is fresh not frozen as is often the case in NYC.)

      1. I like 'em at Margon, too -- the guanabana and the tamarindo, as well as the morir soñando -- though since I've only enjoyed them with lunch, I can't say how well they stand up on their own ( El Barrio Juice Bar ( works from fresh ingredients and almost certainly makes batidos; I've only had the liquados, though, and I don't have a menu.

        136 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

        El Barrio Juice Bar
        308 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

        1. I don't know if they're the best, but the ones at Castilla de Jagua always taste fresh.

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          1. re: traceybell

            I like the shakes at Castillo as well. The banana in particular.