Table Talk: Macondo

157 E. Houston St.
(Between Allen and Eldridge)
New York, NY

Everyday: 5PM - 12AM
Fri-Sat: Open til 3AM
Brunch, Sat & Sun: 11AM - 4PM

A fusion of comida de la calle, or Latin street food and gourmet culinary skills is what you can expect from this recently opened LES spot, aimed at paying tribute to Latino culture. The owners of sister restaurant, Rayuela, chef Maximo Tejada and restaurateur Hector Sanz, have brought us a place that serves everything from bacalao arepas to delicious salmon ceviche to pork tacos and just about any other Latino staple you can think off, with a twist of course!

The displayed Latino cooking products on the wall will have you feeling like you’re back in your abuela’s kitchen waiting for her to cook you some arroz con pollo, but then you see all the exotic fruit cocktails including my fave, an avocado, honey, and mescal concoction. The cool Green Room has beautiful wood trellised walls crawling with ivy. Soon you’ll realize it’s not your abuela’s house, but a gastro pub/eatery that is a late night hot spot spinning Latin beats and serving food ‘til 3am on the weekends.