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China de Puebla
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at 125th St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
- Brunch - Daily
- Dine at the Bar
- Good for Groups
- Private Dining/Party Space
- Full Bar
110th St. to 138th St., Morningside Ave. to Riverside Dr.
This venue is closed.
Named for a legendary Asian princess who was kidnapped and brought to colonial Mexico in 1620, China de Puebla fuses South-of-the-Border cuisine with spices and ingredients from the Far East. The restaurant’s comely namesake is immortalized in a gold-painted frieze above the bar. Undulating beige fabric draped from the ceiling adds visual pizzazz to the otherwise demure, beige-and-black dining room. The kitchen is creative and well-intentioned, with mixed results. Pollo Poblano, golden roasted chicken with crispy skin, seems simple but shows real care and craft. Sides span the map, from risotto-like Thai black rice, savory fried plantain slices and a mild ginger sauce. But even melted Manchego cheese can’t redeem a bland chile relleno, stuffed with shiitake mushrooms and edamame. Anti-fusion purists won’t be converted here; patrons with an open mind and a bit of luck can enjoy some pleasing, and surprising, dishes.Recommended Dishes
Pollo Poblano, $15
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