Good things come in small packages, such as diamond earrings, keys to a new car, and a miniaturized Rick Moranis. Enjoy a plethora of petite eats with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas, Puerto Rican cuisine, and more at Camaradas El Barrio.
Camaradas El Barrio blends traditional tapas-style eating with classic Puerto Rican cuisine for a social dining atmosphere replete with lively Caribbean elements. Diners can set the mood with sharable cuchifritos such as the pastelillos pollo (chicken turnovers, $8) or an order of Mami's alcapurrias—green-banana or yuca fritters filled with meat ($8 for two). Sample the island delights with a native dish of mofongo, a platter of mashed plantains, roasted pork, and garlic accompanied with a choice of spanish sausage, shrimp, pork, chicken, or vegetarian without pork ($13–$15), or share the bounty with a Camaradas platter—two alcapurrias, two pastelillos, and two skewers with a choice of yuca or platano tostones ($28).
Camaradas El Barrio's interior reflects the working-class roots of the cuisine, with exposed-brick walls, industrial ceilings, and rustic wood and metal design elements. Diners can peruse artwork from local and international artists with a postprandial drink in hand—Camaradas' gallery showcases both photographs and paintings, with new artwork rotating in about every two months, and old artwork being sent to a farm upstate where it can run and play all it wants.
2241 1st Ave.
New York, New York 10029