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any rec's for a place that can accommodate a large party? below 23rd street east or west. looking to get a party together and would love latin music and food.

Thank you

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  1. What is a "large party?" Aside from knowing that, you can look in to:
    Esperanto
    Son Cubano

    www.thelunchbelle.com

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    Son Cubano
    544 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

    8 Replies
    1. re: LeahBaila

      roughly 20. both good suggestions but anything south american?

      1. re: BLover33

        Esperanto is S. American: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

        www.thelunchbelle.com

        1. re: LeahBaila

          Yes, you're right. it's good but looking for something a little different. it is a good option but a bit lacking in vibe/decor. Am I right?

          1. re: BLover33

            I love the decor and vibe at Esperanto; it literally feels like you're somewhere other than NYC. The rooms are colorful and casual - the vibe is great - and there's live music (just don't know the lineup/sched).
            Ideally, what are you envisioning?

            Thanks,
            www.thelunchbelle.com

            1. re: LeahBaila

              That sounds good. How do you compare to Sushi Samba?

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              SushiSamba 7
              87 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014

              1. re: BLover33

                Completely different; more local, less commercial; much more intimate and much less corporate.

                www.thelunchbelle.com

                1. re: LeahBaila

                  I love Esparanto...the staff is awesome and the food is delicious! Never been to Sushi Samba and can't say i would ever want to go there. it seems like such a trick for SATC fans and not real food lovers

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                  SushiSamba 7
                  87 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014

                  1. re: kelea

                    Esperanto was the first place that came to my mind too. Prices are right, live music most nights, food ranging from good to excellent in both the Cuban & Brazilian departments.

                    http://petercherches.blogspot.com

    2. Sofrito, Cafecito

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      Sofrito
      400 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

      Cafecito
      185 Avenue C Frnt 1, New York, NY 10009

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      1. re: princeofpork

        I like Cafecito a lot but I'd never think of it for a large group.

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        Cafecito
        185 Avenue C Frnt 1, New York, NY 10009

      2. Macondo

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        Macondo
        157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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        1. re: chow_gal

          was thinking about Macondo. How is the food?

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          Macondo
          157 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

          1. re: BLover33

            Very good and consistent. Also rec Rayuela and Yerba Buena if money is less of an issue.

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            Rayuela
            165 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

            Yerba Buena
            23 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009