By Verky Arcos | 07/17/2010 - 10:00
73 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
The décor of Sante Fe is understated, with sand colored walls, a few ethnic artifacts and white tablecloths, but that's not why people visit this popular eatery in NYC. It's all about the food—contemporary Mexican cuisine.
By Verky Arcos | 05/28/2010 - 08:35
95 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009-6107
Who doesn't like great (Latin) food and cool "scene-y" spots? Especially when they're top secret! To enter Cienfuegos, the new Cuban rum bar/restaurant that recently opened in NYC, you have to enter the secretive location through the back of the Carteles sandwich shop. (No, seriously.) Show your ID, hope that there's availability--as its first come first serve--and finally get escorted up the stairs to a place that resembles Candyland/ Barbieworld, only more chic.
By Verky Arcos | 05/03/2010 - 12:00
A Fish Called Avalon
700 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
I love Miami. The sexy people, the pool parties, and the warm weather keep me going back. One thing I don’t go for are the restaurants on Ocean Drive, where the employees are practically shoving food in your face to lure you in. However, while visiting the city I was meeting a friend in the area and decided to give this place, A Fish Called Avalon, a try.
By Verky Arcos | 03/11/2010 - 17:00
3250 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
I’m not gonna lie, when I was first invited to this eatery in Midtown Miami I wasn’t too excited. The fact that it wasn’t in the infamous South Beach caught was a turnoff; but I finally decided to take the trip and surprisingly enjoyed my time away from hectic SoBe.
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.