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Ropa Vieja??? HELP!!!

rifkind81 Sep 25, 2008 04:47 PM

I bet a friend I would shave my head if I couldn't find great, authentic Ropa Vieja withing 30 minutes of Nyack....

  1. sixelagogo Sep 26, 2008 03:00 AM

    wow..what do you get if you find one?
    cuban eddies is in dumont, nj. my dude an i are fans of their ropa
    http://cubaneddies.com/default.aspx

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      meb903 Sep 26, 2008 06:26 AM

      i don't know if it is within 30 minutes, but rebecca's in edgewater, nj makes a great ropa viejo.

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        Westjanie Sep 26, 2008 06:57 AM

        Except during rush hours, you should be able to make it to White Plains in that time and then eat at Latin American Cafe. Very tasty ropa vieja as well as other authentic Cuban dishes.

        1. HungryRubia Sep 26, 2008 07:03 AM

          San Juan Cafe on North Broadway has it. And don't forget about Haverstraw...very large Latin community there and I'm sure you can find some. Dominicans eat ropa vieja too. Then again, there is my kitchen...I live in Nyack and make a mean ropa vieja...

          1. sixelagogo Sep 26, 2008 02:16 PM

            wait: isn't there a cuban spot in Nyack? (the street that's perpendicular to the main drag)?

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            1. re: sixelagogo
              rifkind81 Sep 26, 2008 07:56 PM

              I'm not sure if the San Juan Cafe is Cuban or Puerto Rican... Regardless, I'll check them out for Ropa Vieja.

              I went to Cuban Eddie's tonight and must say the food was phenomenal. The rice with pigeon peas, pork stew and of course ropa vieja all blew me away. Unfortunately their menu says it is only available Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Probably a good thing as it is a bit of an indulgence.

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              ktzap Sep 28, 2008 06:29 AM

              Coco Rhumba's in Mt Kisco has some pretty good food..

              I've had ropa vieja there, but maybe it was a special the night we went. http://www.cocorumbas.net/

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                Deven Black Oct 1, 2008 02:12 PM

                I second San Juan Cafe in Nyack, and San Juan Restaurant in New City (opened by the former owners of San Juan Cafe) for ropa viejo. San Juan Cafe only has it on Mondays and San Juan Restaurant has it only on one day, too, but I'm not sure which one. Both places use the same recipe.

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                1. re: Deven Black
                  HungryRubia Oct 17, 2008 08:08 AM

                  Wow I didn't know the old owners of San Juan opened another place. Where in New City is it? Thanks!

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                    Deven Black Nov 30, 2008 06:06 PM

                    Main Street, across from the courthouse.

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