Sofrito is a C-O-L-O-R-F-U-L party restaurant in the Heights, a bit like stepping into a nightclub, with its rainbow lights, salsa music, and super high ceiling with hanging colored fiberglass strings. It’s great for a buzzy birthday or boozy brunch, although a bit on the pricier side (most entrees range from $25-$40). To fuel yourself for the inevitable dance session, load up on the alcapurrias (a beef-stuffed taro root fritter), empanadas, pernil, and churrasco (skirt steak). Definitely make a reservation and see if you can get a table with the incredible view of the George Washington Bridge.

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