By Verky Arcos | 02/15/2010 - 11:00
47 8th Ave
New York, NY 10014
I cannot believe this cute Venezuelan bistro has been around for three years and I’ve been missing out! I’ve noticed Pasita before, but given the location between Greenwich Village and the Meat Packing District, I was always passing it while searching out the newest hot spot restaurant, which inevitably cost me an arm and a leg.
By Verky Arcos | 05/19/2009 - 16:45
Finally! A Latin restaurant (and no, not Mexican) on the NYC streets of the hip 'hood of Tribeca. After having 3 years of success serving upscale traditional Puerto Rican criollo food on the Upper East Side at Sofrito, owner JR opened a sister restaurant in an area that has almost everything except some Sazon.
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 Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 17:00
Ralph Mercado recently passed away after battling cancer for two years. He was 67 years old. Mercado is known as one of the pioneering promoters of Salsa music and has worked with such renowned acts as Marc Anthony, La India and Domingo Quiñones.
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 Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2008 - 00:28
New York native Lin-Manuel Miranda had much to celebrate at the Tony Awards as he accepted the prizes for both Best Musical and most memorably, Best Score for his show In The Heights. Having written both the music and the lyrics of this play about the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights where he was raised when he was just a sophomore at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Lin-Manuel was living his dream just by attending the Tony Awards.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2008 - 13:52
247 Dyckman St
New York, NY 10034
Sun 11AM-3PM & 5PM-12AM
Named after a healing elixir, this Washington Heights Spanish tapas bar boasts a large wine selection, voted best wine list uptown by Citysearch.com. With elegant Moorish design, live music and delicious Sunday brunch, Mamjuana will definitely make your trip to northern Mahattan worthwhile. The Cafe also features Flamenco nights every Tuesday and and Bosa Nova every Thursday.