By Verky Arcos | 03/13/2009 - 15:30
La Zarza Restaurant
166 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 477-1111
Hours: Mon-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri 6pm-4am
Sat 12pm-4am, Sun 12pm-1am
Imagine this: a candle-lit environment with dim red lighting, dark curtains, live flamenco music— this alone is worth a visit—and a vibe that screams “Hot, Sexy, Latin, Fuego!”
By Verky Arcos | 03/10/2009 - 18:30
486 Market St
Newark, NJ 07105
This friendly restaurant dubbed partly after the infamous cruise ship predictably has a nautical theme going for it. Titanic is located in the Ironbound section of Newark, a culturally rich district known for their large Portuguese community. It’s not the trendiest spot, but it’s the perfect place to dine if you’re with a large group with a healthy appetite.
By Verky Arcos | 03/06/2009 - 16:25
23 Avenue A
NY, NY 10009
When my girl and I walked into this small eatery we were expecting your typical Latin fare with a twist—but typical it was not. The vibe was cozy but chic and the décor minimal with close attention to detail.
By Verky Arcos | 02/20/2009 - 14:15
El Baron Restaurant
8641 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
There are tons of Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian, restaurants that can fulfill cravings when we miss mami’s cooking, but have you ever thought of the Latin countries that don’t represent as hard on the restaurant scene? El Salvador is one of those places, and it was refreshing to sample a little taste of home from this wonderful country.
By Verky Arcos | 02/13/2009 - 14:15
250 Broome St.
NY, NY 10002
This humble looking cevicheria was definitely a nice gift to the Lower East Side. As soon as I walked in I felt like I had traveled to some random local joint on the beach in Mexico. If you chat with the owner, Allan Feldman—businessman turned chef—you'll learn that all the furnishings in this restaurant have a story. You may also find out that theyve run out of some dishes, since everything is made to order with fresh, local ingredients.
By Verky Arcos | 02/10/2009 - 16:30
5a. Av. Y Calle 8 Nte.
Playa del Carment, Qroo, México
Hours: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Live Mariachi starting at 8:00 PM
Phone: (984) 8 73 06 87
Eat drink and be mariachi in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. This popular restaurant may not be the most authentic of all eateries in the area but it has good food and the growing chain has a solid following in Mexico.