Ropa vieja (it means “old clothes” in Spanish, mmm) is slow cooked and shredded beef with savory bits of onion, pepper, and garlic in a rich, tomatoey sauce. Bodeguita Cubana’s version is rustic, with scents of cumin and oregano—it’ll make you forgive the peeling pastel paint and surly waiter. Vegetarians will be equally impressed by the spiced avocado spread with cotija cheese.
|Venue name:||Ropa Vieja||Contact:|
271 E 10th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|