Spanish Food

LA BODEGA 47 Replaces NATIVE in Harlem!!!

La Bodega Salmon

As Harlem continues to grow as one of Manhattan’s most popular and happening neighborhoods, the uptown restaurant scene has added yet another restaurant to the mix.  But unlike the over saturated soul food competitors, LA BODEGA 47 Social Club taps into a wonderful blend of Hispanic and American culture with creative cocktails that make for […]

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What To Order For Dinner @ IGUANA, NYC

Pork Loin

Although I’ve driven and walked by IGUANA for years, it wasn’t until late last week when I had my first real visit to the three level Mexican Restaurant with the hard-to-miss giant lizard sprawled outside it’s West 54th Street entrance! I met up with a client who’s shooting a film nearby the other day, and […]

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A Cuban Sandwich @ JC MAR, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

A Close Up of the Delicious Cuban!

Located at 736 Nostrand Avenue on the corner of Park Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, JC MAR is a captivating and addictive restaurant of authentic latin and spanish cuisine! The spot is too small to have their own website, but they certainly deserve one!  Great prices on rice and beans, chicken, pulled pork, platanos (sweet […]

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The Daily Dish – SALCHIPAPAS!


Although I’ve previously written about how amazing SALCHIPAPAS are , I thought I’d share with you again one of my favorite dishes of all time! Today’s delicious version of Salchipaps are from New York City Peruvian restaurant PIO PIO.  With locations throughout the city in Murray Hill, Queens and Hell’s Kitchen, I stopped by the […]

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Francisco's Favorite 1

FRANCISCO’S CENTRO VASCO is one of those understated New York restaurants that may not receive a ton of hubbub, but if you live in the Chelsea district, then you already know about this neighborhood lobster house that delivers awesome seafood and authentic Spanish dishes that are loaded with flavor, personality, and beauty! Located at 159 […]

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Tortilla Espanola

5) ARROZ CON POLLO Translated as Chicken with Rice, Arroz con Pollo is so common, it transcends cultures, but when done Latin American-style, rice and chicken can be one of the best meals ever! Signature spices, heavy seasonings and some red beans with yellow rice topped with a tender and juicy rotisserie chicken is all […]

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Sure, I’ve written about my beloveds La Esquina and Sofrito’s – the hip and trendy NY spots where getting a table is next to impossible, loud music makes conversation difficult, and cramped seatings, but the star gazing, quality foods, and loads of fun make it all worth while.  I love both spots for their authentic […]

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NUCHAS Empanadas – The Perfect Spring Bites!


Originated in Spain and Portugal, Empanadas are stuffed pastries that are usually baked or fried and filled with meats, cheeses, and/or veggies.  NUCHAS, the all-natural unique empanadas, offer an international flavor with passion baked into every bite.  With a Food Truck located in the heart of Times Square on Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets, Nuchas bakes […]

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I Think I’ll Pass On GOYA’S TOSTONES!

Goya Tostones

Since dining at Sofrito recently, my craving for fried plantains, also known in the Dominican & Puerto Rican communities as Tostones, has been plaguing me!  So much so, when I came across the GOYA Tostones in my grocer’s freezer, I knew I had to scoop up a box and try these at home. The directions […]

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The Cuban Sandwich, BALDUCCI’S

A Cuban Sandwich

I’ve been wanting to write about THE CUBAN SANDWICH for a long time!  It’s one of the world’s best creations and if ever I’m in the mood for a sandwich and can spot one on a deli menu, it’s an automatic order of mine!  This sandwich blooms with flavorful and has a combo of ingredients […]

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