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La Casa Del Mofongo

1447 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10033 40.850110 -73.933171
nr. 182nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-740-1200 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin American, South American
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 181st St.

Prices

$8.95-$22.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Singles Scene
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

172nd St. to 190th St., Amsterdam Ave. to Fort Washington Ave.

Profile

The versatility of La Casa Del Mofongo’s space helps make it a Washington Heights social hub. Just inside the white, mullioned windows is a long, active counter for takeout orders. On the right is a brick-walled bar, often packed with a youthful Dominican crowd. Long lines snake back from the host station, as family groups await seating in the bi-level dining room. Titular mofongo is available in nearly endless iterations—salami to goat to lobster—with a starchy plantain base moistened by buttery gravy on the side. Roasted pork mofongo stands out, savory and served skin-on, flavored with hints of cilantro. A frenetic grill by the front windows turns out expert churrasco skirt steaks, the meat tender in an onion-and-vinegar marinade, and finished with a charcoal sear. The balance of the menu is traditional Dominican fare, with steam trays for rotating daily specials. A dessert refrigerator holds rich, spongy tres leches cake and an appealingly dense guava-topped cheesecake. The décor has an understated tropical quality, with rattan seats, bamboo poles, and kitschy paintings of Dominican heroes. The scene is lively and runs 24 hours, usually to a soundtrack of pulsating salsa, merengue, and bachata beats.

Recommended Dishes

Avocado salad, $3.95; mofongo con pernil, $12.95; churrasco steak, $21.95; guava cheesecake, $2.95

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