The TV tuned to Telemundo soaps and the family photos on the walls lend a touch of comfort, but the plastic tablecloths and bubbling fryers place this Puerto Rican casa firmly in greasy-spoon territory. One of the last vestiges of a rapidly disappearing Loisada, Adela’s offers hearty Boricua fare: Rich carne guisada, a slow-cooked beef stew, is served with rice and pink beans, and a mound of garlicky mofongo (a savory plantain mash) gets a coating of crunchy pork rinds. Come with an empty stomach: Overly generous portions see to it that no one leaves Adela’s house hungry.
|Venue name:||Casa Adela|
66 Ave C
|Cross street:||between 4th and 5th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 8am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. Cash only|