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La Tina’s Comida Latina

219 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010 40.73868 -73.98269
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-685-8462 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin American, Mexican
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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.

Prices

$7.95-$12.95

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

14th St. to 42nd St., FDR Dr. to Sixth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

The kitchen is bigger than the rest of this petite Mexican–Caribbean joint, which sums up its priorities: Fresh eats come first. But all of La Tina’s fourteen stools are kept warm throughout the day by a steady stream of hungry regulars, including cadets from the nearby police academy. Amiable Nicaraguan owner Patricia puts a premium on fresh, particularly with the Cali–Mexi fare. The burrito grande is just that, measuring four-and-a-half inches across, and loaded with beans (red or black), steaming rice, and your choice of grilled meats; try the succulent charred chicken. Buttery, sweet fried yuca, and juicy, tender pernil, or roast pork, evoke the Caribbean, as does the tiny, one-room dining space: A single ceiling fan features blades shaped like banana leaves, a mural of flower-bedecked arches overlooking a baby-blue sea, and a soundtrack of languorous, island beats. For a sweet rush, slurp the Dominican concoction of orange juice, condensed milk, and a dash of vanilla, and you could happily, as the name suggests, “morir soñando” (die dreaming).

Recommended Dishes

Burrito grande with chicken, $8.64; roasted pork platter, $9.75

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