La Casa Del Mofongo is a massive spot that’s open 24 hours. As you can you probably tell from the name, mofongo is the house specialty, and there are about 30 different ways you can get it, with everything from shrimp and pernil to octopus and lobster. There are also a bunch of other things like steak and fried chicken, but you should stick to the mofongo. It’s the best thing here. This is a good spot for a casual group dinner, and we especially like it for a quick meal in the bar area where you can watch sports on TV and smoke some hookah (if you’re into that).
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From a 24-hour Cuban spot to a bakery with disturbingly good carrot cake, here are the 24 best places to eat in Washington Heights.
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The Trie Café
The Trie Cafe is an outdoor cafe in a courtyard at The Cloisters that’s a good spot for a glass of wine in between museum exhibits.
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El Panadero Bakery
El Panadero Bakery in Washington Heights is a great stop for breakfast and something sweet.
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Dominican Cravings in Essex Market serves great patacones, including the amazing breakfast version called “Tres Golpes.”
Elsa La Reina Del Chicharron
This is the Inwood location of Elsa La Reina del Chicharron and the chicharron here is worth making a trip for.
Rossy’s Bakery is a Dominican cafe in the East Village with cakes, rotating savory meals, and some very good red beans and rice.
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ROKC is a restaurant serving ramen and oysters, but this place is all about the cocktails, which get served in lightbulbs and conch shells.
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.
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