La Dinastia

This small corner spot in Washington Heights (no relation to the UWS La Dinastia) is one of those places that’s always busy but always has a seat. There are red vinyl tablecloths, soy sauce, ketchup, and Red Devil hot sauce on each table, groups sharing Chino Latino classics, and people from the neighborhood picking up their weeknight takeout orders. The menu, written in both Spanish and English, has a full Chinese menu and a full Latin menu, with everything from fried sweet plantains to General Tso’s chicken. Focus on the combination menu’s middle ground, with dishes like fried pork chops or chicharrones de pollo with La Dinastia’s special fried rice, which comes with tiny cubes of ham, baby shrimp, and scallions.

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