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El Economico

5589 Broadway, The Bronx, NY 10463 40.879159 -73.904663
at 231st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-601-5577 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin American
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Daily, 6am-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 231st St.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


The traditionally Irish Kingsbridge neighborhood has, in recent decades, been infused with Hispanic verve. The result is a stretch of Broadway (shadowed by the “el”) peppered with both Celtic pubs and Latino eateries. One of the quintessential examples of the latter is El Economico, a Caribbean diner with a long counter flanked by red-leather-topped chrome stools, a faux-brick floor, off-white walls hung with large mirrors, and an enormous, backlit, red-lettered yellow menu board overhead. That final component lists (in Spanish and English) many home-cooked favorites from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico: slow-simmered savory stews, simply roasted meats, and seafood in assertive sauces. Of particular note are the chicharrones de pollo con hueso—bite-size, golden-fried chunks of chicken—and the pulpo al ajillo with its sucker-less cylinders of octopus tentacles swimming in an intoxicating sea of olive oil, minced garlic, and parsley.

Recommended Dishes

Chicharrones de pollo con hueso, $11; pulpo al ajillo, $16