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Best upscale Latin

krystle920 Jul 14, 2011 08:16 AM

I know Latin is not particularly a strong suit for New York restaurants in general. I am still a big fan of Rick Bayless places in Chicago. However, we really want to eat at a nice Latin type restaurant that has good atmosphere. Any of these places recommended? Comments/thoughts? What other places should I consider? Thanks!

Zengo

Industria Argentina

Cuba (Greenwich Village)

Yerba Buena

Negril Village

Nuela

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Industria Argentina
329 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

Cuba
222 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Negril Village
70 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012

Yerba Buena
23 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Zengo
622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Nuela
43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

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    RGR Jul 14, 2011 09:38 AM

    The only one on your list we've been to is Nuela (twice), and I would definitely recommend it. The arroz con pato is not-to-be-missed!

    Nuela photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157625851117070/

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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      rrems Jul 14, 2011 10:07 AM

      I have been to Nuela and Yerba Buena (Perry). Both are excellent. I would also recommend Aldea.

      1. daffyduck Jul 14, 2011 01:15 PM

        I dont know if it is latin enough but I like Degustation. The atmosphere is like a dark sushi bar but I find it sexy and intimate, and very good for dates.

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        Degustation
        239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

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          RCC Jul 14, 2011 03:59 PM

          Don't think Degustation is Latin as per OP's definition.

        2. D...DF Jul 14, 2011 01:19 PM

          Rayuela has very good food and an even better atmosphere. Both Yerba Buena locations are also good.

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          Rayuela
          165 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

          1. k
            kathryn Jul 14, 2011 06:16 PM

            FYI Degustation is Spanish influenced small plates and Aldea is Portuguese inspired.

            I assume you're looking for upscale Mexican, Central/South American, etc.

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            Aldea
            31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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              RCC Jul 14, 2011 07:09 PM

              Don't see mention of Aldea in the thread, but agree that neither Degustation nor Aldea are Latin as per OP's requirement.

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                daffyduck Jul 15, 2011 11:42 AM

                I saw Aldea too, I think whoever posted it edited it later.

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                Aldea
                31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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                  rrems Jul 15, 2011 02:24 PM

                  It's in my post above.

              2. re: kathryn
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                rrems Jul 14, 2011 08:48 PM

                How is Portuguese not Latin?

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                  kathryn Jul 15, 2011 02:26 PM

                  OP mentioned Rick Bayless' restaurants, so I assumed she wanted something more Central or South American, or like Topolobampo.

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