delicious rice and beans
I just got back from a vacation in Costa Rica where every casado ("tipical" plate meal) had a side of delicious rice and beans. Does anybody know where in New York I can find such rice and beans? Perfectly seasoned and springy? Not congealed, dry, clay-like, or overly greasy?
El Castillo de Jagua and Taza del Oro are both neighborhood favorites that serve flavorful rice and beans with every meal.
When I want to sit down to a nice pile of rice and beans, I generally head over to either El Castillo de Jagua (on Rivington) or La Nueva Conquista (on Lafayette).
Casa Adela at 66 Avenue C (Btwn 4th & 5th St). Adela makes black, red and pink beans, they're, all of them, scrumptious. I live right near Taza el Oro and am a semi-regular, but I'll take the hike to Loisaida for Adela's rice and beans.