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Café Petisco

189 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002 40.714119 -73.988729
at Jefferson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-387-0366 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, American Traditional, Eclectic/Global, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Hours

Mon-Fri, 8am-10:30pm; Sat-Sun, 8:30am-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at East Broadway

Prices

$12-$18

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Water St. to Delancey St., FDR Dr. to Allen St.

Profile

On a quiet edge of Chinatown, this bright global hideaway is warmed by wooden furniture and an amiable menu blending nearly half a dozen cuisines. The best hail from the Mediterranean: falafel, served with a silky smooth hummus and warm, soft pita on the side, is crispy on the outside and extra parsley and herbs add a fresh flavor; couscous sops up herime, a thick tomato-based stew, chock-full of fresh seafood and vibrant with spice. Italy, and even Mexico (in the case of fried coconut chicken and fajitas), make appearances, but the overeager range lowers rates of success. Some entrees are only palatable thanks to generous sides. Both grilled chicken breast with cremini mushrooms, leeks, asparagus, and rice, and the herb-crusted salmon fillet with rice, radicchio, endive, asparagus, and a salad, are underseasoned and overcooked. Pappardelle Bolognese works because of freshly made pasta topped with ricotta; made with care, it’s rich and wholly satisfying.

Recommended Dishes

Falafel platter, $10; seafood herime, $18; chocolate bread pudding, $6

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