Guajiro Restaurant’s owner and chef, Manny Matos, has compiled a menu of classic Cuban dishes including empanadas, shrimp in garlic sauce, and skirt steak. Terracotta-tiled floors, ceiling fans, and a back patio complete the Cuban atmosphere, helping customers enjoy the tropical influence of Havana, even in the middle of Port Washington.
On a Bronx street lined with Italian restaurants, one façade stands out—the one with a streetside bar under a shady awning, and a dense gathering of exotic plants and excited diners. This façade belongs to Havana Cafe, which the 2013 and 2014 Michelin Guide honored with a Bib Gourmand award recognizing the inspectors’ favorites for good value. PIX-11 confirmed the restaurant's status as a neighborhood staple during a 2011 Bronx Restaurant Week profile, noting that it’s “become famous fast for serving great food in a welcoming atmosphere.”
Smells of Cuban and Latin-American cooking spill out from an intimate dining room, and, in the kitchen, a custom brick oven burns through shovelfuls of bricks under the direction of Chef Alex Garcia. Chef Alex designs modern interpretations of classic dishes, resulting in cultural collisions such as brick-oven pizza topped with beef picadillo and piquillo peppers. Straightforward renditions of Latin flavors abound as well, in the form of adobo-rubbed shrimp, churrasco-style grilled steaks, and sides and sauces made with tropical produce such as plantains, mango, and yuca.
When cool weather forces the french doors closed, groups snuggle up with their mojitos in leather-cushioned chairs beneath brick pillars and exposed rafters. Behind plush red banquettes, murals commemorate a hazy Cuban past lined with shiny classic cars and balconies leaning convivially over narrow city streets.
Enjoy El Bohio Tropical Square Restaurant's Cuban-inspired food and leave with a full stomach.
El Bohio Tropical Square Restaurant can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
Sometimes you need food fast, and this restaurant totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery.
Catering services are also available.
El Bohio Tropical Square Restaurant is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Take advantage of quick and reliable public transit options, including Westchester Sq - E Tremont Ave. (6, 6X), Middletown Rd (6, 6X), and Zerega Ave. (6, 6X).
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at El Bohio Tropical Square Restaurant.
El Bohio Tropical Square Restaurant may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
So when you're feeling some classic Cuban fare, El Bohio Tropical Square Restaurant is the place to be.
The flavors of old Havana are alive and well at E J Primo S Restaurant.
Drivers can find parking right by the restaurant, so don't forget your car keys.
The average check at E J Primo S Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
So when you're in the mood for some Cuban cuisine, come indulge in some delicious eats at E J Primo S Restaurant.
Fresh vegetables, meats, and Latin spices help capture the home-cooked flavors of authentic Latin cuisine at Caridad Restaurant. A bilingual staff pairs traditional entrees such as roasted chicken and oxtail stew with Latin ingredients such as ripe avocados and flan freshly sapped from a tropical custard tree.
In 2002, entrepreneur Jeremy Merrin teamed with fellow restaurant mogul Arlene Spiegel and head chef Stanley Licairac to establish Havana Central, a family-friendly enterprise based on lively Latin music and the rich flavors of Cuban cuisine. The food of Cuba draws from disparate influences across the globe⎯Spanish, French, African, Chinese, and indigenous cultures⎯manifesting into tender skirt-steak ropa vieja, empanadas stuffed with savory meats and goat cheese, and salmon, chicken, and shrimp marinated in tangy citrus juices.
Though the restaurant's leafy palms and tropical cocktails hint at the freewheeling good times of 1950s Havana, the staff pairs their joie de vivre with social responsibility, specifically by donating to local charities and taking on numerous green initiatives. As guests sip mojitos and sangria and sup upon slow-roasted meats and chicken sofrito, a lineup of live entertainment keeps feet moving in rhythm. Interactive events include salsa-dance lessons, charanga bands, and reenactments of the charge up San Juan Hill.