Eating at Cantina Taqueria on 111th Street is like attending a town hall with nicely fried fish tacos, unlimited chips and salsa, and a sign on the wall that says “Tequila Street.” There are two locations of this Mexican restaurant (one right above Central Park and one on the corner of Malcom X and 126th Street). Both are suitable for big groups of people who want to drink a few margaritas (each), and both have Happy Hours that run until 7pm during the week.
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The Handpulled Noodle
When you're in Harlem and you don’t feel like cooking, but you also don’t feel like eating in a restaurant, your move should be The Handpulled Noodle.
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Chinantla is a restaurant in the back of a bodega in Bed-Stuy where you can get some solid, affordable Mexican food.
For a relatively cheap place with ample space and good drinks, I’m not complaining. For the Seaport, it’s definitely a good option. Put this restaurant anywhere else though, and we’d keep on walking.
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Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
Harlem Shake falls somewhere in between Johnny Rockets, Shake Shack, and Cafe Habana. We're looking forward to this spot becoming our new Harlem neighborhood staple.
Lido is a neighborhood Italian spot in Harlem that also does a serious bottomless brunch.
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