The Dominican food at El Gran Castillo de Jagua rivals the stuff you’ll find in Washington Heights and Inwood. The sign out front at this casual neighborhood spot on Flatbush Ave has two castle keeps and a curtain wall which we think are meant to defend this spot from people who might expose the secrets of this underrated gem. The pernil here taste like it’s been cooked in its own flavorful pork fat for days and the rotisserie chicken is juicy enough to be a contender for our Roast Chicken guide. Come here for dinner on a casual weeknight and watch whichever sport interests you most with the other two people who chose to stay and eat inside.
More spots in BrooklynSee more
Lucali is a walk-in-only spot in Carroll Gardens that serves the best pizza in New York City.
Santo Bruklin is a casual Brazilian spot in Carroll Gardens with a nice backyard and some of the best pão de queijo in NYC.
Tatiana Restaurant & Nightclub
The always interesting Tatiana Restaurant & Night Club on the Brighton Beach boardwalk - because sometimes dinner is about more than just the food. Sometimes, it's about fire gymnastics.
More Dominican spotsSee more
KM1 is a casual Caribbean restaurant in the East Village with a menu of Dominican dishes and a nice outdoor seating area.
John’s Fried Chicken
John’s Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot with incredible fried chicken and Dominican side dishes.
El Panadero Bakery
El Panadero Bakery in Washington Heights is a great stop for breakfast and something sweet.
Suggested by our writers
At The Fly, you eat chicken and drink wine. In other words, it’s pretty ideal, and you should grab some dinner at this Bed-Stuy spot.
Habana Outpost is an extremely casual Cuban/American spot in Fort Greene with a huge outdoor patio where they play movies during the summer.
El Rinconcito is a Dominican restaurant in the East Village that’s been around for over 20 years and makes some fantastic mofongo.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more