This artfully scuffed roadhouse, done up with Mexican wall tiles and bare filament bulbs, traffics in big, offbeat flavors. Chef David Schuttenberg (Fatty Crab) favors authenticity over crowd-pleasing Tex-Mex: Jalapeños rellenos stuffed with shredded snapper, raisins, capers and pumpkin seeds are a fiery starter, and the namesake cabrito, served on a banana leaf with a side of flour tortillas, offers the slow-cooked richness of a pit-roasted goat. You may find South of the Border fare this good on an outer-borough street corner, but Cabrito is a far more comfortable place to enjoy it.
|Venue name:||Cabrito (CLOSED)||Contact:|
50 Carmine St
|Cross street:||between Bedford and Bleecker Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–4pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|