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Café Cello

48 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036 40.756628 -73.980591
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-764-8701 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Hamburgers, Latin American
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Mon-Fri, 6am-6pm; Sat, 7am-4pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

41st St. to 51st St., Madison Ave. to Eighth Ave.


Café Cello's Latin American dishes are a shoo-in when only something meaty, substantial, and in near-gargantuan portions will do for lunch. Standard grill items, such as hamburgers, don’t excite, but special lunch entrées, served with yellow or white rice and (usually) fried plantains, are oft times better than expected. One reliably fine entrée, the roast pork shoulder, is available every day. Topped by a shiny, dark-brown piece of chewy skin, it’s an exceptionally tender platter o’pig. Just as tasty are daily specials like the tangy, tomato-infused chicken stew and the buttery crisp-fried whiting. The dim seating area in back, with rickety-looking tables, has little more than walls painted mango and lime green to liven it up. It’s not a place to hang out, but in good weather, the pocket park next door hosts alfresco diners. Cognoscenti know to come early. Once the pork and the other dishes run out, this hole-in-the-wall café shuts down for the day.

Recommended Dishes

Roast pork, $8.95