Former creperie turned Latin café and night spot on Eldridge. White-walled space adorned with a giant Lisa Lisa lyric and racks of fashion magazines. Marc Solomon brings Nuyorican DJs to spi... read more
Guantanamera peeps drop a Latino bistro that ranges through Mexico, Peru, Cuba, and beyond. Festive spot with upbeat staff, tropical orange and green color scheme. Starters like luna llena (avocado... read more
Manhattan Caribbean fave opens shop in the BK. Super-colorful, semi-grimy serving real-deal Cuban, perfect for takeout. Full list of Cuban sandwiches, tamales, croquetas, and daily specials con... read more
Funky little coffee shop provides just about the only taste of Miami in Bushwick. Legit café con leche, adulterated with a pinch of butter and salt. Plenty of caffeine alternatives, from ice... read more
Julian Medina’s Latino mini-empire (Toloache, Yerba Buena) adds a Cuban diner to the mix. Spruced-up luncheonette with checkerboard floors, cushy booths, long marble bar. Pull up to a s... read more
Grabbing an inexpensive yet wonderfully crafted cocktail at this 1930s-styled Havana-meets-Brooklyn joint is a good idea if you are planning on going to Public Assembly or Musical Hall of Williamsb... read more
Le Cubain 2.0 takes on the owner's name, prepares for global launch. LES flagship full of bustling brasserie charm, complete with black and white tile floors, crimson banquettes, and wooden caf&ea... read more
Best parking lot drunk this side of the Velvet Revolver tailgate at Jones Beach. Enviro chic spin-off of Soho/Smith Street café faves. Order inside, take your ticket to the truck, then dig i... read more
Step below street level into low-key, retrofied pastel fun. Cozy and rickety, with groups welcomed as warmly as quick-eating two tops. Cuban and more. Hanger steak quesadillas with mole and anejo c... read more
Union Square spot not exactly shooting for literary cred. Interior works simple bright colors and palm trees, set to a Latino soundtrack. Salsa nights promise credible dancing, and kitchen serves ... read more
All about perfectly roasted corn and models, for whom half a cob constitutes an entire meal. Cuban-inspired cuisine rocks grilled steak sandwiches, goat cheese empanadas, and mole enchiladas. Sunny... read more
No longer special, but still a decent enough Cuban spot. Somewhat refined takes on the traditional. Roast pork, oxtail, bacalao. Can't go wrong with shrimp in red, green, or garlic sauce. Namesake ... read more
Big Cuban sandwiches and tasty tapas in a buena comida social club from F. Castro (that's Frank, not Fidel, unfortunately—we hear Commie diets can be quite slimming). Over-the-top digs for th... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Lower-priced Ralph Lauren line defined by distressed Americana. Den...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...