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Café El Cubanito

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50 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.699438 -73.992082
at Cranberry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-243-2402 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean
  • Price Range: $$

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Yun Cee Ng

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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Clark St.; A, C at High St.; F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park

Prices

$11.95-$14.95

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

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This venue is closed.

The Brooklyn Bridge-end of Henry Street is dense with restaurants, from holes-in-the-wall and casual spots to more formal dining concerns. No matter which genre you’re judging it against, the brightly decorated Café El Cubanito ranks near the top—and the neighborhood’s onto it, too: A weekend visit tosses you into a mildly chaotic jostle with a healthy wait for a table, though weeknights grant easier access. Among the attentively prepared dishes, the pork ribs stand out, cooked so tender the meat seems to stay on the bone merely out of habit, and served in a balsamic sauce that’s finely balances tart and sweet; shredded beef in a light, spicy tomato sauce also pleases, accompanied by a hearty side of rice and beans. The baked empanadas lack the same character as other offerings, but a superior mix of shrimp and calamari is fried beautifully, then paired with a creamy chipotle sauce. El Cubanito also offers that rarest brew: excellent coffee, best savored con leche.

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