Joselito Restaurant (CLOSED)
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In a reasonably ungentrified section of the East Village, this Dominican restaurant does its best impression of its Washington Heights counterparts. The interior resembles a ramshackle diner and the jukebox is prone to irregular outbursts of loud Latin music. The stools at the counter see the most action; here regulars order arroz con pollo, a pile of chicken and yellow rice, and pernil (roast pork), which isn’t as deliciously fatty as it should be. As if to compensate for that, the kitchen deep-fries Dominican sausages and covers them with pickled red onions, which cut the richness. The salty chunks of sausage are especially good when eaten with soft, sweet fried plantains.
125 Ave D
|Cross street:||between 8th and 9th Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave.; F, V to Second Ave-Lower East Side|
|Price:||Average main course: $8. Cash only|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–11pm|
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