At this cozy West Village spot with exposed-brick walls, flickering candles and rickety wooden tables, diners munch on shareable Venezuelan snacks known as pasapalos, mini versions of Latin American classics. The best of these are arepitas, tiny crisp corn shells filled with a chunky avocado guasacaca. Pasita also serves thin-crust pizzas: The champiñon (a pie topped with roasted mushrooms, artichoke hearts, sweet caramelized onion, mozzarella and ricotta) might not be particularly Latin, but it sure is good.
47 Eighth Ave
|Cross street:||between Horatio and Jane Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed, Sun 5–11pm; Thu–Sat 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|