The near-nautical theme and vague aroma of cleaning products might bring a motel restaurant to mind, but if you make the right choices from the huge menu, your meal will be far from bland. Pupusas, stuffed cornmeal tortillas that are a matter of national pride in El Salvador, are top-shelf. Order one of each snack-size treat (chicken, pork, zucchini, bean and cheese) and call it dinner. Or feast on the grilled tilapia fillet. Plantains come in several forms, most notably a creamy, cinnamony empanada de leche that you’ll go bananas over.
690 Grand St
|Cross street:||between Graham and Manhattan Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–10pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Grand St|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. AmEx, MC, V|