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Union Square- Latin American, Tapas, or Mexican

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mbs Oct 9, 2009 04:37 AM

Hi,

Looking for one of the above cuisines in or around Union square for dinner on the early side Saturday.
Looking for reall good authentic food---not places like Rosa Mexicana...thanks!!

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    travpard RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 05:47 AM

    Try Pipa for tapas.

    1. LeahBaila RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 05:55 AM

      You may want to try Los Dos Molinos for Mexican. It gets mixed reviews on this board, but I enjoy it.

      www.thelunchbelle.com

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        puggypie RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 06:06 AM

        Try Boqueria on 19th for tapas. Go early- the flash-fried jalapenos sell out quickly- and they are a must.

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          mbs RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 07:04 AM

          What about Yerba Buena, Yuca Bar, and East Village places....any recs around there?

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            Rmis32 RE: mbs Oct 10, 2009 05:23 PM

            Yerba Buena Perry is about 3/4 mi away from Union Sq Park. Casa Mono, 52 Irving Pl. nr. 17th St, is closer & serves tapas.

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            smdavid RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 07:27 AM

            Boqueria, Socarrat & Tia Pol (a bit of a walk) for tapas, Crema & Suenos (new Mexican). Good Luck.

            1. smokeandapancake RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 07:31 AM

              whatever you do, dont go to vintage irving for tapas....awful.

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                smdavid RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 07:34 AM

                Boqueria, Socarrat & Tia Pol (a bit of a walk) for tapas, Crema & Suenos (new Mexican). Good Luck.

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                  mbs RE: smdavid Oct 9, 2009 07:37 AM

                  Thanks! Anyone been to Havana Central, or is that pretty themey and not great food?

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                    smdavid RE: mbs Oct 9, 2009 04:16 PM

                    Themey alright but it depends on your preference. I like tapas from Spain. Tia Pol is great. And they have a nice wine list. Worth a try.

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                  Allieschwa RE: mbs Oct 10, 2009 09:24 AM

                  It may be more East Village than Union Square - but the Yuca Bar is amazing!!! Real delicious mojitos and tapas! Can't beat it - seriously!

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