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F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.
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- Dine at the Bar
- Late-Night Dining
- Full Bar
This venue is closed.
This corner Cuban restaurant evokes a sort of old-time diner nostalgia. There are just six tables, and a small bar separating the dining area from the kitchen, which glows with green light. Festive red lights snake along the perimeter of the windows, and an all-Spanish jukebox wavers in and out of being audible. The signature grilled chicken on the bone goes for $4 a half, $7 a whole, and lures a young, Lower East Side crowd who crave the cheap as much as the kitsch. The meat is tender and easily pulled apart, the better to drag through generous sides like the soupy red beans and yellow rice. Hot, homemade corn tortilla chips make ideal utensils for the fresh-tasting and likewise liberally proportioned shrimp seviche, with chopped green onions for some bite. Arroz dishes can be personalized with your choice of seafood or meat, including bits of addictive Spanish sausage. If you give in to more starch, fried plantains are properly goeey-sweet. A page for Tex-Mex adaptations, including nachos and fajitas, and egg-centric breakfast options (mornings only) fill out the rest of the menu.Recommended Dishes
Ceviche, $12; charcoal chicken, $3.50 (half), $7 (whole); Spanish sausage with rice, $7
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