Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of Puerto Rico with today’s deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Puerto Rican fare and drinks at Niagara Cafe on Niagara Street.
Niagara Cafe offers a menu filled with fresh, tasty Puerto Rican–style cuisine that makes mouths water like panting clouds. Start with tostones ($2.50)—chips made from expertly sliced plantains—or a beefy deep-fried empanadilla ($1.84), and then taste test a quarter rotisserie chicken served with fries ($5.52). For lunch (11 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday), patrons can try the fried pork chops ($4.60); dinnertime guests, on the other hand, can enjoy the chicken stew ($8.28). All lunch and dinner plates are accompanied by yellow or white rice and beans, which are side staples for most Caribbean culinary traditions and Tritons. For dessert, appraise the custardy contents of homemade flan ($2.30) before escorting leftovers down the gullet with a small gulp of parcha juice ($1) or a 16-ounce soft drink ($1.50).
Niagara Cafe won the Best Latino Restaurant award from Artvoice this year and claimed Best Latin recognition in 2008. Experience Puerto Rico's delightful cuisine and enjoy the mouthful of fresh flowers that will soon spring happily from your tongue’s well-nourished buds.
Niagara Cafe won Artvoice awards for Best Latino Restaurant and Best Latin. It was reviewed by Buffalo Rising and One Big Kitchen and received a 4.5-star average from five Yelpers. Four TripAdvisors gave it an average of four owl eyes:
525 Niagara St.
Buffalo, New York 14201Get Directions