I noticed Tricity News has an ad on page 8 for "Diaz's Flavor," Formerly Diaz Rice & Beans Asbury Park. A Dominican style restaurant - 279 Broadway, Long Branch. Have been a fan since they opened in Avon years ago. Anyone tried it yet?
Diaz Rice n Beans turned into Jose Rice n Beans a while back and was still Jose Rice n Beans the last I checked a month or so ago. Different owners but same great food.
It'll be interesting to see how the new Diaz compares to Jose. :)
I went to "Diaz Flavor" in West Long Branch today. It is in fact the guy from Avon (I asked). His brother has Jose Rice and Beans.
I'd never been before but thought to try it after reading these posts as it's close by. The food was great- pork chops, half a roast chicken w/ chicken stew sauce on side, tripe soup which was sublime- an enormous amount of food for around $20. It's a very modest place with only 4 or 5 tables. He plans to get more. Right now it's open daily from around 11 to 6 or 7 but he plans to start dinners on Thurs-Sat nights. Highly recommend.
Got some take-out from Diaz Flavor. It's on Broadway near the intersection of Fifth Ave. It's a small strorefront place with a couple of tables and a row of counter stools. The owner is very nice and has a passion for cooking.
We liked the food a lot and plan go back. Had short ribs with barbecue sauce, roast pork (pernil), sweet plantains, rice&beans. Great flavors. The beans are outstanding. Mr C loved the sweet coconut flan for dessert. Reasonable prices.
Photo of restaurant: http://www.flickr.com/photos/valann/3...
Diaz Flavor Dominican Style Restaurant
279 Broadway, Long Branch NJ 732-222-5005
Been to Diaz twice and would highly recommend it. From the white sweet potato chips to the plantain lasagna, Diaz offers unique, flavorful dishes at a very reasonable price. The entrees are wonderful, and the homemade desserts, made by Diaz' wife, are delicious. The whole staff is very attentive and hospitable. Definitely on our favorite dining list. BYOB.