La Nueva Victoria
Right outside the 96th Street 1-2-3 station you’ll find La Nueva Victoria, a Chino Latino spot with large diner-style booths, quick service, and a solid lunch special (an entree and rice, for anywhere between $9 and $12). There are better options for Chino Latino food in the area, but if you need a quick lunch before you hop on the train, La Nueva Victoria might come in handy. And if by 1pm you’ve already had a day that necessitates a cocktail, a lunchtime tequila sunrise can help. Order the boneless fried chicken crackling, with fried rice and a side of fried green plantains, because it’s not every day you get to eat fried rice and fried plantains at the same time. Don’t waste this opportunity.