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Zafra Kitchen

301 Willow Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030 40.7406999 -74.033512
nr. 3rd St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
201-610-9801 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Latin American
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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    2 Reviews | Write a Review

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Official Website

zafrakitchens.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 9am-10pm; Fri, 9am-11pm; Sat, 10am-11pm; Sun, 10am-10pm

Prices

$13.95-$21.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • BYOB
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Zafra, the more casual of two neighborhood restaurants owned by Cuban chef Maricel Presilla, has been a pan-Latin mainstay since 2000. It’s got a cozy corner spot on a residential block just off a well-trod strip of Washington Street. Weather permitting, tables are set up under big red umbrellas on the L-shaped patio. BYO bottles of wine or something harder, and send them behind the bar for mixing into pitchers of sangria, margaritas, or mojitos. Call in a brigade of well-sized tapas and while away a sunny weekend afternoon noshing on chorizo with supple olives and strips of crispy plantain chips or chubby quesadillas made of gritty corn masa, filled with mushrooms and topped with tart green salsa. Three interesting versions of the tamale make for a difficult decision—each has been carefully considered by Presilla, an expert on the regional variations of this staple Latin dish. For larger meals, there are Cuban sandwiches and thoughtful but unfussy entrées including a hearty serving of tender, allspiced cerdo brujo.

Recommended Dishes

Chorizo encebollado, $6; quesadilla de hongos, $5; camarones coloraditos, $21.95

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