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Sofrito

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400 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022 40.75826 -73.962899
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-754-5999 Send to Phone

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

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Official Website

sofritony.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 5pm-midnight;Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.

Prices

$13-$23

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Superficially, Sofrito resembles a meatpacking-district club: Ambient hip-hop pulses while the 100-foot bar is backlit by color-changing windows. But there’s a definite barrio vibe here, too. White colonnades are painted with the aphorisms of Spanish Harlem artist James de la Vega, and casual multigenerational groups mix with sleekly dressed couples. Everyone, from abuelas to niños comes for the knockout Puerto Rican menu which features several dishes dashingly presented, and others simply massive: Mofongo al pilon de bistec (savory shredded beef over mashed green plantains), and pernil con arroz y gandules (roasted pork shoulder with pigeon peas and rice) are both big enough to split three ways. Heck, sharing’s not a bad idea, given the tasty dessert empanaditas guyabas—delicate dumplings filled with guava paste-filled and well worth loosening your belt for.

Kitchen Hours

The kitchen shuts down one hour before closing time Sun— Thu and two hours before Fri—Sat.

Recommended Dishes

Pernil con arroz y gandules, $23; mofongo al pilon, $17; tostones montaditos, $12; empanaditas guyabas, $5

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