Local Lowdown
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2008 - 15:06 is going coast to coast to round up the best Latin themed hot spots in the country. From salsa dancing to salsa and chips, these places have what it takes to keep the night life caliente!

New York City:

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Mamajuana Cafe
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2008 - 13:52

Mamajuana Cafe

247 Dyckman St
New York, NY 10034
(212) 304-1217

Mon-Sat 5PM-11PM
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 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.

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Flor de Sol
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2008 - 12:35

Flor de Sol

361 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
(Between Franklin and Harrison)
(212) 334-8087

Mon-Wed 11:45am-11:30PM
Thursday 11:45-12:30am
Fri-Sat 12PM-1AM

Flor de Sol is a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant and Wine bar serving an extensive list of tapas as well as a full lunch and dinner menu. Flor de Sol features live music Tuesday through Saturday night as well as flamenco performances on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Happy hour is from 4-7pm Monday – Friday.

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Calle Ocho
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2008 - 11:49

Calle Ocho

446 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
(Between 81st & 82nd St)
(212) 873-5025

Mon-Thurs 6PM-11PM
Fri 6PM-12AM
Sat 5PM-12AM
Sun Brunch 11:30AM-3PM, Dinner 5pm-10pm

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