58 Macdougal St.
The husband-and-wife team behind this Tribeca restaurant became internet-famous after they hosted a series of weekly dinner parties for small groups of strangers in their Tribeca apartment. After five years at their first (official) restaurant, the duo returned to their roots by tightening the menu so it’s more tapaslike. (They’ve also cut down hours, opening Thursday night through Sunday brunch, to make room for their booming Campartí Catering business.) Almost all the dishes from the old menu are gone, save the beloved pão de queijo lamb sliders and the cast-iron-braised octopus, but the cooking still celebrates Latin American cuisine. The most impressive dish might just be the poblano-pepper carbonara, which includes thinly sliced peppers in lieu of actual pasta, but tastes equally rich and comforting. Rofe, now officially a sommelier, has curated a list of wines, all by the glass, so you’ll want to chat, linger, and finish off bottles — as you would at any great dinner party.