Fort Greene’s restaurant renaissance continues with this Nuevo Latino joint with a minimal South Beach decor and hip-shaking (though low-volume) Latino soundtrack. The menu reaches out to more countries than a backpacking Aussie. Peruvian ceviches mingle with tender Colombian arepas and Brazilian churrasco with supple spiced tenderloin. There’s even a Mexican take on the overplayed, soupy-centered, warm chocolate cake, amped up here with spicy chocolate, warm bananas and pineapple ice cream. The prices here are reasonable, making this a neighborhood spot where you might actually meet your neighbors.
177 Vanderbilt Ave
|Cross street:||between Myrtle and Willoughby Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5:30–11pm; Thu, Fri 5:30pm–midnight, Sat 10:30am–4pm, 5:30pm–midnight; Sun 10:30am–4pm, 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C to Clinton–Washington Aves|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|