Chef Ricardo Cardona is behind this fast-food arepa joint in the Bronx. The typical Venezuelan corn-batter sandwich comes with fillings such as smoked salmon, avocado and sour cream, or more traditional beef, queso blanco, fried plantains and black beans. It's an easy to-go lunch or snack, but diners might want to stick around: The corner restaurant has counter seats with prime views of leafy Van Cortlandt Park, across the street.
La Vida Café
|Venue name:||La Vida Café||Contact:|
|Cross street:||between 254th and 256th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–7pm|
|Price:||Average main course: $8. AmEx, MC, V|