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Recommendations near the Cloisters?

Maryld Jan 7, 2013 09:45 AM

I would appreciate recommendations. I've heard there are some good Latino places nearby, but we're open to any type of cuisine. Also, how is the parking situation in the surrounding areas--we've only parked in the Cloisters lot. Thanks in advance.

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    bronwen Jan 7, 2013 10:07 AM

    The only place I can think of is the New Leaf.

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      bob96 Jan 7, 2013 09:31 PM

      Try searching under Washington Heights or Inwood, for nearby places. El Malecon on 175th and Casa del Mofongo on St Nicholas Ave get mentioned.

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        Pan Jan 8, 2013 05:15 AM

        El Malecon has very good rotisserie chicken (pollo a la brasa). Other good items include the chicken soup (sopa de pollo) and cowfoot soup, but it's really best to get the pollo a la brasa. It's cheap, too.

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        KathrynK Jan 8, 2013 05:53 AM

        New Leaf. The food is good, charming, cozy atmosphere, and a parking lot on site.

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          inmybackpages Jan 8, 2013 09:56 AM

          Malecon has good roast chicken and the mofongo de longaniza is good too.

          El Conde, right next door, does a pretty good skirt steak.

          Manolo, which is on 176th and Bway, has decent tapas and wine menu.

          Closer to the Cloisters, there are a number of restaurants around 187th and Ft Washington. Refried Beans has standard Tex/Mex- okay, not great. Kismat has standard north Indian food. Bleu is OK, but in my opinion overpriced. Same with the restaurant Next Door.

          If it's a nice day, stop in Franks Gourmet Market- they have a good number of prepared foods and you could do up a picnic.

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