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Union Square- Latin American, Tapas, or Mexican

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  • mbs Oct 9, 2009 04:37 AM
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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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  1. Try Pipa for tapas.

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

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

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

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          1. re: mbs

            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.

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

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

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

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                1. re: smdavid

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

                  1. re: mbs

                    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.

                2. 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!