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Cibao Restaurant

72 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002 40.71916 -73.984832
at Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-0873 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Latin American
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 7am-2am; Fri-Sat, 7am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Lower East Side


Neighborhood favorite Cibao is the Dominican equivalent of a corner diner, with generous portions of hearty, home-style cooking served all day long. The place is not much in the looks department: Half a dozen oilcloth-topped tables dot the space, but an electric jukebox churns out Latin American classics, and families and single diners chat in a familiar way with the waitstaff. Soups and stews are a good bet here; beef soup (served Tuesdays and Fridays) rivals any grandmother's best effort for its curative properties, and chicken soup with rice puts the Maurice Sendak poem in a relatable light. Shrimp in garlic sauce comes overcooked, and Dominican sausages are forgettable fatty bundles, but tostones are a must: crisp and light with not a fleck of oil remaining. For a quick lunch, the Cuban sandwich is a tasty bargain at $5.