The very long menu at Malecon, a casual Dominican spot with three locations around the city, is illustrated with pictures of their dishes, like whole-fried snapper and mofongo de chicharron. They all look delicious, but the most effective advertising here is saved for the rotisserie chicken, which rotates on spits in the front window. For $7.50, you get a half-bird with skin that tastes like it’s coated in brown sugar, and for another $4, you can and should add a side of boiled green bananas.
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The Pandering Pig
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Elsa La Reina del Chicharron
Elsa La Reina Del Chicharron is a neighborhood Dominican spot where you can eat your weight in very good chicharron.
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La Casa Del Mofongo
La Casa del Mofongo is a huge restaurant in Inwood that serves more than 30 types of mofongo.
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The Uptown Garrison
The Uptown Garrison is an all-day spot in Washington Heights that works for coffee at 8am or cocktails and bar food at midnight.
El Floridita Restaurant
Floridita is a Cuban spot in Washington Heights that serves one of the best Cubano sandwiches in the city.
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