$35 for a Colombian dinner for two (up to $70 total value)
- Two main courses (up to $35 value)
- One bottle of house wine ($35 value)
- See the menu.<p>
Dulce Vida Cafe & Restaurant
At Dulce Vida Cafe & Restaurant, owner Maria Marquez-Hass draws from secret family recipes to bring authentic Colombian fare to New York. This emphasis on culinary traditions from her hometown of Bogotá draws expatriates, locals, and tourists alike to the eatery, according to the New York Times. The beloved dishes include Bandeja Paisa, Sancocho Soup, and cazuela de frijoles—red-bean casserole topped with Colombian-style bacon.Early risers can stop in for breakfast and fill up on chorizo and eggs or calentado, a mélange of red beans, steak, rice, and eggs. In between bites, diners can sip smoothies blended with fresh mango, agave, and melon. Catering is also available for special events or block-wide games of Jenga played with empanadas.