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Looking for a "Latin American" place...

Airgasms Dec 9, 2007 07:10 PM

I'm looking for a "Latin American" place for dinner, I have Sofrito and It's a Dominican Thing so far. Have you guys been to either of them? Are there other places that I should check out?

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    sharonm Dec 14, 2007 05:46 AM

    I recently ate at Lucy of Gramercy and it was amazing. There is also a place in Brooklyn, Palo Santo, and they have a tasting menu which is diverse and extremely delicious the times I've been there.

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      mboxermd Dec 14, 2007 02:48 AM

      I loved Calle Ochco on the UWS

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        MizYellowRose Dec 14, 2007 12:13 AM

        For great Puerto Rican food--La Fonda Boricua--106th Street between Lexington and Third.

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          peachtart Dec 12, 2007 02:06 AM

          Manacora in the East Village

          1. ow77 Dec 11, 2007 11:29 PM

            You'll have fun at Sofrito if you're looking for a lively atmosphere but I really didn't enjoy the pernil (probably premade and reheated, had to force myself to eat it) and the dessert (really strong preservative taste). Portions are huge and prices are low (they make their money on drinks) but I won't go there again.
            Though not as raucous, Maya on 1st @ 64th serves much, much, better food.

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              Olive123 Dec 11, 2007 07:11 PM

              My family and I LOVE Sofrito. We had a great time there - delicious cocktails and flavorful, authentic food. I also enjoyed a recent meal at Pampano, and I have enjoyed Cafecito in the past. Cafecito is tiny and can be quite crowded, Pampano is less "fun", and both Cafecito and Sofrito are noisy. While our waiter was great at Sofrito, we did get some attitude from others but we didn't let it ruin our meal (obviously!). Slight service problems at Pampano, too, but the food was very tasty.

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                marye Dec 10, 2007 05:14 AM

                Sofrito is right around the corner from us so we used to go a bunch when it first opened. The food is realy good and def hits the spot if your having a latin crave- we found getting a table a bit of a pain so we have stoped going though

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                  princeofpork Dec 10, 2007 07:26 AM

                  Try Cafecito for Cuban on Ave C

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                    Airgasms Dec 10, 2007 08:00 AM

                    thanks for all the suggestions!

                2. JoanN Dec 10, 2007 04:15 AM

                  If you're up for nuevo Latino, Calle Ocho is always fun.


                  1. MMRuth Dec 10, 2007 03:20 AM

                    I've not been to either - am a big fan of Zebu Grill on E. 92nd Street - Brazilian.

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