El Café

Restaurants, Latin American East Harlem
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After glimpsing artworks at the institution dedicated to Latin American culture, introduce your brood to its myriad flavors. Kids can savor the menu's simpler offerings—soft- and hard-shell tacos, tamales, cheese and guava empanadas, flan de coco—or share a lunch entrée (the selection changes daily). The spot boasts a variety of Pan-Latino beverages as well: Tots might sip sodas from Colombia or Ecuador, tropical fruit juice or (nonalcoholic) Jamaican ginger beer. The café, which in good weather spills out into the courtyard opposite Central Park, coordinates its menu with the museum's programming.


Venue name: El Café
Address: El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 104th and 105th Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 11am–5pm, Sun noon–4pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 103rd St
Price: Average main course: $9. AmEx, MC, V
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