Macondo

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The spring-break vibe at this casual offshoot of nearby Rayuela is fostered by potent cocktails and a Caribbean beach-bar decor. The menu of shareable tapas suffers a few pitfalls (the shredded-chicken tacos are too timid). Better choices include the white-corn tamale with huitlacoche and thick slices of Spanish blood sausage, and a crisp flatbread covered in melted blue cheese and steak. Selecting a dessert is more straightforward: There are just three choices, among them a fine orange-scented warm chocolate cake.
Venue name: Macondo
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Address: 157 E Houston St
New York

Cross street: between Allen and Eldridge Sts
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–midnight
Transport: Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average small plate: $10. AmEx

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Monica L

Stopped into Macondo for a quick brunch. There was no wait to be seated, but we ate at the bar and enjoyed watching the chefs in action. My brunch move in general is to always get anything with chorizo in it and at Macondo, you really can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to order patatas bravas as well. Overall, the place has a hectic atmosphere, but fantastic food. Brownie points for the Gabriel Garcia Marquez / Hundred Years of Solitude reference. For more by these guys, check out their Taco Bono stand at Broadway Bites near Herald Square for a bandeja paisa-style taco.