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Great (cheap) Ethnic? PLZ HALP

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Challenge-
I am headed to NYC (live in DC) over new years and would love to find some cheap delicious authentic ethnic food. Whether it be Chinese, tapas, Moroccan, or kabobs I am open to suggestions. I just want it to be the awesomest. :)
Also, a sit-down place with a little atmosphere would be great.

Thanks!

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    1. you could try caracas arepas in the east village
      also, look up places in chinatown on this board - plenty of places.
      also, hummus place.

      1. Try Caracas Arepa Bar. Cheap, authentic, delicious Venezuelan food.

      2. How cheap is cheap? Please give us your per person budget for food (drinks, tax & tip additional).

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        1. re: RGR

          I would say $40 per person which would include all including beers...

          1. re: diekh

            Cafe Mogador for morroccan/middle eastern. Fantastic, and pretty inexpensive as it's not too far from NYU in E Vill area. Their babaganoush is fantastic!