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El Malecon Restaurant

Restaurants, Dominican The Bronx
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

The tables are always full at this Dominican diner in the Bronx. It could be the colorful mural that spans the back wall that puts everyone—staff and patrons alike—in such a good mood, or it could be the tropical fruit shakes, plantain-mashed mofongo studded with crispy pork rind, or one of the succulent chickens turning on spits in the front window (a nicely blackened skin and cilantro dipping sauce make this a signature dish). Cow’s feet soup is so delicious you’ll be sucking the trotters dry, and a rich and salty codfish stew can make you believe you’ve popped down to Santo Domingo for a night. Luckily, dinner here is a lot cheaper than a plane ticket—generous mains go for about $12.

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Address: 5592 Broadway
Bronx
10463
Cross street: at 231st St
Transport: Subway: 1 to 231st St
Price: Average main course: $12. Cash only
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Opening hours: Daily 6am–midnight
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Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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ATTENTION, TIME OUT READERS...El MALECON IS IN WASHINGTON HEIGHTS.  WASHINGTON HEIGHTS IS STILL IN MANHATTAN, NOT THE BRONX.


The only reason this wonderful immersion in Dominican Culture has four stars is the lack of parking around it and the massive crowds that patronize it.  El Malecon is named after a famous beach. Flavorful chicken, bombed with garlic and citrus notes, generous portions, pulsing with life...loud music, working class warmth and plain old flavor abound.