I hardly venture east of Avenue A, so when my friends were meeting at Cafecito on Avenue C for dinner, it gave me the perfect reason to venture into unfamiliar territory. Cafecito is a Cuban restaurant, for the price & quality of food, this is definitely a place worth going out of your way for.
For appetizer, I loved the ceviche with fried plantains. The ceviche was very fresh and the fried plantains were perfect with the ceviche.
For entree, most of my friends ordered the "Bistec De Palomilla" - sirloin marinated in garlic and extra virgin olive oil, topped with sauteed onions served with white rice, black beans and tostones. The steak was juicy, flavorful and get this, less than $15!
The "Camarones Al Ajillo" - shrimp with garlic, citrus and butter served with yellow rice and sweet plantains was also delicious. For dessert, the best was probably the flourless chocolate cake.
Nothing is super-extraordinary at this place but for the price, the "view" (great people-watching, our waitress was gorgeous), and the fun & relaxing atmosphere, this is definitely a place I would go back to, it's also date-worthy spot (take note B).
Address: Cafecito, 185 Avenue C (Btwn 11th & 12th St), New York 10009
8 months ago