Nuevos Latinos

1. Cafe Fuego

9 St. Marks Pl., nr. Third Ave.; 212-677-7300

The owners are French-Canadian, but the chef is Cuban and so’s the food, from the archetypical pork sandwich to ropa vieja with rice and beans.

2. 809 Sangria Bar & Grill

112 Dyckman St., nr. Nagle Ave.; 212-304-3800

You’re so close to the action at this ingeniously designed dining bar with its cutout nooks, they should give you an apron.

3. Sofrito

400 E. 57th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-754-5999

Jimmy Rodriguez has rehabbed his old Jimmy’s Downtown, lowering the prices and showcasing Puerto Rican home cooking. The pernil is Flintstonian, the waitresses buxom, and the clientele Mets-heavy.

Nuevos Latinos