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Decent food in Southwest Yonkers?

HamTech87 Mar 22, 2012 03:23 PM

I'm looking for some restaurants beyond X2O, Zuppa and Belle Havana. Love those 3, but what else is there? I'm in Yonkers a lot, and usually on my bicycle near Getty Square.

I've passed Giulio's on Park Hill Avenue. Anyone been there?

How about La Pinata on New Main Street? I have friends who go there for the bakery, but has anyone sat down to have lunch there?

And how about Malecon on McLean?

Looking for new ideas, and appreciate the help.

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    HamTech87 Mar 5, 2014 06:03 AM

    Hi chowdom,

    Forgot to thank you a long time ago. Went to Giulio's for lunch, and it was good (not great). Also went to Pizza Barn on McLean, which has a good slice.

    Malecon looked a bit too forbidding to me, but I'll give it a try soon.

    Tacos El Poblano has a "sister" counter restaurant called El Poblano Cafe (2 Main Street). It has become my go-to lunch place b/c it is closer to my office.

    Also, I've eaten the "Grandma" slice at Giovanni's on Main (& Warburton) and it is delicious. The Pasta Fagiola (I'm spelling this wrong) is very well-regarded by my co-workers.

    Guapo was opened by the Zuppa's people last year on Warburton. Very good, and it is fun for happy hour.

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    1. re: HamTech87
      chowdom Mar 5, 2014 08:19 PM

      Hi Ham Tech,
      Thanks for reporting back and for the heads up regarding
      the grandma slice at Giovanni's.
      Lol...Malecon is fine.......super nice wait staff... check out the menu if the items on the steam table don't appeal to you..
      I have not been to El Poblano Café, only la fonda Poblana and Taco El Poblano. I'm not surprised to hear that their third restaurant is just as good.

    2. chowdom Mar 22, 2012 05:02 PM

      Tacos el poblano good Mexican


      122 Nepperhan Avenue


      Ya hala inexpensive middle eastern/lebanese

      326 S Broadway

      Malecon can be good when the food is fresh, take a peek at the steam tables up front. They have some really interesting smoothies made with a variety of tropical fruits

      I am not a fan of Giulio's but know folks love it. I prefer DeCostas, 400 Yonkers Ave, but it might be too far for you to travel .http://www.decostas.com/

      Aishwary (Indian) 251 Mclean Ave

      very new restaurant, I stopped in to pick up a menu and they were cooking up a storm. They do alot of catering. The owner gave me a fish cutlet (cake) to try (with ketchup?) super spicy with a nice curry flavor, delicious. I can't vouch for the rest of the food because I haven't tried it.

      There is a bakery on Broadway South of Malecon (same side) that is fairly new. I don't remember the name but I'll post if I try it looks really interesting.

      Gino's Pizzeria 439 South Broadway, for a plain slice (note this is not fufu pizza


      Pizza Barn 70 McLean Avenue, White slice with spinach

      Getty Square has changed alot I'm not sure what is down there these days, sorry. If Jamaica kitchen is still around 24 N Broadway order (if available) the ackee and salt fish side of butter beans , side of greens. If anything else pops into my head I'll add to the thread.

      White Castle, 275 South Broadway

      ps please be careful down there on your bike

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      1. re: chowdom
        chowdom Apr 1, 2012 02:28 PM

        HamTech87, I picked up a menu and a quick bite from Sin Dulce Bakery on S Broadway today and am reporting back as promised.

        I had a taco (pastor) and a quessadilla with shredded chicken. A male customer sitting at the small counter waiting for his food recommended the quessadilla. He also instructed me to call out my order and not wait until I caught someones attention (or I'd be waiting a looong time) Another customer repeated my order to the man at the grill in Spanish. Although it wasn't really necessary I thought that was a really nice gesture.

        As soon as I finished my food I wanted to go back and get more... I Iook forward to eating my way through the entire menu, don't miss this place

        I'm posting some photos, sorry my flash was acting crazy the photo I took of the bucket of quesadilla dough behind the counter did not come out.

        1. re: chowdom
          chowdom Apr 1, 2012 02:36 PM

          More photos

      2. roxlet Mar 22, 2012 04:37 PM

        I was just in Yonkers yesterday, and I noticed a Cuban restaurant up the block from where X2O is . I haven't eaten there, but it looked interesting.

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