This bumping Latin café straddles a corner of the Schuylerville section, and when the weather permits, grab a seat in its palm tree-shaded sidewalk retreat. Inside, you'll find a friendly bar, ceiling fans and tropical fronds. The partners behind this operation have deep roots in the Bronx, and they've hit upon a great formula here-so much so, they've opened a second spot nearby called Cabo. The classic Cuban-American black bean soup, frijoles negro, gets a zesty kick from lime-spiked crème fraîche. Then tender palomilla is topped with caramelized onions and paired with yucca fries; while coconut rice pudding empanadas are filled with sweet dates and sided by a vanilla dipping sauce. If here on a Tuesday night, follow the conga drums on E. Tremont, where a dance party awaits.
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking: ≤ £28 / 40 € (IRE)
‘Bibs’ are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under £28 or €40.