Restaurants, Latin American Lenox Hill
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Waiting for a table at this crowded, no-reservations place is no day at the beach, but your mood will brighten once the food arrives—it’s generously portioned and surprisingly fresh and reliable for a chainlet (three in New York, one in West Palm Beach). Appetizers like the ceviche mixto, a tangy assortment of shrimp, scallops, octopus and calamari in a nicely restrained marinade, are followed by entrées such as the Coco Cabana Pollo, a heap of chicken breast and vegetables tossed in a spicy coconut curry. Fake palms, sunny yellow walls and constantly whirring blenders put everyone on island time, and the busy staff effortlessly copes with the crowd.


Venue name: Cabana
Address: 1022 Third Ave
New York
Cross street: between 60th and 61st Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 11am–1am
Transport: Subway: N, R to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V
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Julie S

You wouldn't expect to find a Latin cuisine restaurant in midtown, but Cabana is there to add some spice to the neighborhood. They have generous portions of menu items like salads, fish, steaks, and even a vegetarian coconut curry dish. Some fantastic sides not to miss are the fried sweet plantains, pink kidney beans flavored with chorizo, and the corn meal cakes with queso blanco. You can also order some Cuban favorites like empanadas, shredded skirt steak, and the Cuban sandwich. Of course there are mouth- watering deserts, and tasty cocktails like fresh mojitos and margaritas. The atmosphere is super lively and staff is super friendly.