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FoodFanNYC Mar 7, 2011 11:22 AM

Anyone know of any good mofongo places in nyc? I've heard mixed reviews of La Casa del Mofongo.

  1. srsone Mar 7, 2011 11:39 AM

    doing a little searching i find..only thing is these are a little older posts on chow...so u may need to do a little more searching

    Cuchifritos [East Harlem]
    168 E. 116th Street (between Third and Lexington avenues), Manhattan
    212-876-4846

    Casa Adela [East Village]
    66 Avenue C (between E. Fourth and Fifth streets), Manhattan
    212-473-1882

    1. thew Mar 7, 2011 12:02 PM

      valle de mofongo on 137

      1. David11238 Mar 7, 2011 12:22 PM

        La Cabana Rodriguez. I believe it's the Dominican version, not the Puerto Rican. You may want to call ahead and see if they're open before you go.

        La Cabana Rodriguez
        1062 Flatbush Ave., between Beverley and Cortelyou Rds., Brooklyn
        718-287-0248

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          David11238 Mar 9, 2011 11:18 AM

          Having just returned from La Cabana Rodriguez aka Rodriguez Fried Chicken, I can say with utmost confidence that the beef tripe stew is pretty damn good. Lots of earthy tasting tripe, some lean so to speak, some fatty, all in nice size strips and chunks. Put that in a tomato based liquid with a hint of vinegar and some potatoes and cilantro and you're good to go. Add lemon and hot sauce provided by your waitress and you're definitely set. My only gripe about the bowl of stewed tripe is the potatoes were a little bland tasting.

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          La Cabana Rodriguez
          1062 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

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            David11238 Mar 9, 2011 12:09 PM

            Maybe I should read the title before I spout off. No mofongo. Just mondongo. And I don't recall seeing mofongo on the menu. Sorry about that.

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              FoodFanNYC Mar 16, 2011 11:24 AM

              Hahahaha. Well, I'm a fan of mondongo too so thanks for the info.

        2. UnitedNationsOfFood Mar 8, 2011 05:30 PM

          Lechonera El Barrio at 103rd & 3rd in Manhattan serves a pretty good Puerto-Rican style mofongo. It isn't a fancy place by any stretch of the imagination, but the food is good and cheap...

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            knarfwhite Mar 19, 2011 07:47 AM

            Cafe Rubio, Northern Blvd (98th St.??), Jackson Heights,
            They make an excellent dominican style mofongo with shrimp. Not your typical pork mofongo but it is really good. I would appreciate any other suggestions for good cheap mofongo in Queens.

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            Casa Rubio
            98-05 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11368

            1. sgordon Mar 22, 2011 10:12 AM

              Second Casa Adela, also Cibao in Manhattan on Rivington & Clinton has an excellent mofungo (also great Cubanos, FWIW...)

              Casa del Mofungo is fun in that you can get 100 different things on your mofungo, but otherwise not worth going out of one's way for. Unless you live near it to begin with, I wouldn't bother.

              1. taxigourmet Mar 23, 2011 07:49 PM

                I really, really dig the seafood mofongo at Sofrito in Midtown East. If you're willing to endure deafening salsa and walkie talkie-wielding hosts and having to shout at your companions across the table, this stuff is worth it. Recommended by a Puerto Rican cab driver who grew up in NYC.

                Sofrito
                400 East 57th Street
                New York, NY 10022-3019
                (212) 754-5999

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                  MahatmaKanejeeves Mar 24, 2011 10:15 AM

                  El Comal at 148-62 Hillside Ave in Jamaica specializes in papusas, but also serves mofongo.

                  There is a cuchifritos place on 5 ave in Brooklyn between 49 St/50 St. The prices on the menu in the window were very reasonable.

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                  El Comal
                  148-62 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11435

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                    saria Mar 24, 2011 04:59 PM

                    La Cabaña on 103rd in Corona is where my family goes for chicharrones with yuca and mofongo.

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                    La Cabana
                    39-17 103rd St, Queens, NY 11368

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