What You'll Get
There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Latino soul cuisine and spirits at Hudson River Cafe on West 133rd Street.
Boasting two levels of stylish and flavorful dining, Hudson River Cafe caters to mouths in the mood for exotic eats with an extensive menu of Latino American cuisine. Test teeth on starters such as sautéed Maryland crab cakes ($12) before introducing fangs to the sliders ($5), ceviches ($10–$16), or platos grandes ($14–$24). The costillas de buey adorn their plate canvas with strokes of braised short ribs, pomegranate, rioja-red-wine reduction, and manchego-yucca mash ($20). The 8-ounce Kobe beef burger brandishes a traditional beef slab on a bun, served with garlic french fries and serenades from a chorus of endorphins ($15). Guests can also regale fellow diners with the many practical uses of discarded orange peels while sipping on one of the fruity signature sangrias ($8–$10).
The Hudson River Cafe encases diners in an enclosed, two-level patio abuzz with frequent DJs, as well as karaoke and comedy performances on Tuesday nights. The stylish interior coddles corneas with contemporary décor, where black-and-white furniture contrasts finely against warm wood tones and anyone wearing a rainbow jumpsuit.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid towards alcohol. Dine-in only. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.