Owners Raúl Rivera and Orlando Plaza celebrate their Puerto Rican heritage at this Spanish Harlem eatery. The look is downtown chic: exposed brick, a vintage sewing machine and rough-hewn wooden benches. Grab a seat and sample from the tapas-style menu, which includes snacks like alcapurrias (meat fritters) and pastelitos (flaky, beef-stuffed turnovers). Mainstream tastes will appreciate the fiery chicken wings (rechristened as alitas), Barrio burgers and charred steak enhanced with garlic.
|Venue name:||Camaradas el Barrio Bar & Restaurant||Contact:|
2241 First Ave
|Cross street:||at 115th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 4pm–1am; Thu–Sat 4pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 116th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. Cash only|
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