Pollo El Provocon

1495 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10033 Directions
Today 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
+12127950001
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Latin American, Dominican, Puerto Rican, South American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    elprovocon.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Latin American, Dominican, Puerto Rican, South American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
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At Pollo El Provocon, chefs showcase traditional Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisine into meats and platters using ingredients that evoke the islands. Rotisserie chicken roasts over a wood fire, saving precious coal for snowman decoration and imbuing the poultry with a rich, smoky finish. Many island-infused appetizers swim laps in the fryer before parading across plates wearing crispy golden coats, and nine mofongo options stuffed with a choice of meat, seafood, or cheese bring the flavors of the Caribbean to each plate. After downing a family combo of filling selections that include rib racks and whole rotisserie chickens, exotic fruit shakes extinguish lingering belly fires with their sweet juice infusions.

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New York City Restaurant Guide

New York’s oldest restaurant might also be its most innovative. In 1838, when “eating out” in New York meant eating whatever was on hand at the local boarding house, Delmonico’s revolutionized the city’s dining scene by giving patrons something they had never had before: a menu. Soon, high-profile patrons such as Theodore Roosevelt, Napoleon III, and the Prince of Whales were dropping by to try new, never-heard-of delicacies such as eggs benedict and baked Alaska, solidifying New York City’s place as a culinary capital of the world.

Of course, you don’t have to be royalty to eat like one in New York. Manhattan is as renowned for its humble food trucks as it is for its upscale establishments, ensuring diners can enjoy a bite of the Big Apple, no matter their budget.

Fine Dining

Today, New York City’s restaurants continue to set the standard for refined dining. At Midtown’s Per Se, it’s hard to say what dazzles more, the signature “Oysters and Pearls” appetizer––Island Creek oysters paired topped with sturgeon caviar––or the Limoges china it arrives on. In the West Village, rich fabrics, fireplaces, and candlelit chandeliers inspired Zagat to proclaim One if by Land, Two if by Sea “devastatingly romantic”. Though pricey, the three-course prix-fixe menu provides a taste of black bass tartare, beef wellington, and a chocolate-caramel pot de crème by award-winning pastry chef Ilan Ades. A James Beard Award distinguishes the chef at The Modern, where roasted diver scallops and ravioli stuffed with veal sweetbreads are served in full view of the MoMA sculpture garden.

Middle of the Road

New York City is ripe with restaurants that walk the line between haute cuisine and hot dog cart. At Five Napkin Burger, gruyere and rosemary aioli top the signature sandwich that first tempted diners at Upper West Side hot spot Nice Matin. The latter also showcases reasonably priced French dishes such as escargot and hanger steak au poivre. In the East Village, Momofuku Noodle Bar, tops Japanese ramen with sumptuous pork belly or spiced Sichuan sausage and parties of four or more can reserve a dinner that pairs Southern- and Korean-style fried chickens with mu shu pancakes, veggies, and four sauces. Still hungry? Try a slice of history at Lombardi’s, the 100-year old establishment widely lauded as the birthplace of New York-style pizza.

Casual Eats

Whether it’s a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery or a potato knish from a sidewalk cart, many of New York City’s best eats are grab-n-go. For a truly moveable feast, track down the Wafels & Dinges food truck, which Zagat named the city’s best in 2010 for its waffles topped with BBQ pork or nutella. Of course, no guide to New York’s restaurants would be complete without a stop at one of its world-famous diners and delis. Try Brooklyn’s Mile End Delicatessen for classics like smoked brisket on house-baked rye, or grab a counter seat at East Village staple Stage Restaurant to sample homemade corned beef hash and pierogis with fried onions.

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