Table Talk: Macondo

Macondo
157 E. Houston St.
(Between Allen and Eldridge)
New York, NY
212.473.9900

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.

www.macondonyc.com

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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