Beneath the 6 train’s elevated tracks lies this endearing Puerto Rican restaurant, decorated with vibrant art and photographs from back home. The kitchen cooks elegant versions of traditional dishes, like piononos (addictive fried sweet plantain filled with ground beef) and sauteed steak and onions, which delivers a wallop of concentrated meaty flavor. Don’t skip desserts such as tembleque, a delectable white custard made from coconut milk.
|Venue name:||La Cocina Boricua||Contact:|
2245B Westchester Ave
|Cross street:||between Castle Hill and Glebe Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Castle Hill Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $11. AmEx, Disc|
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Average User Rating
4.7 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Polite and attentive waiters. the food was EXCELLENT!!!! My husband is Cuban, I'm Puerto Rican . He had the pork chops I had the steak. We had them with black beans and white rice and a avacado salad to die for. But the drinks were a little water down.
I've been here several times, I can relate to some of the reviews that have been made. I did see a new bartender and major improvements on the wait staff. The food as always is amazing, the presentation great and the atmosphere makes it like home. This is the greatest hidden gem of the Bronx.
GREAT FOOD COMBINED WITH A FRIENDLY AND WARM AMBIANCE. IT USED TO BE QUAINT; SPACE HAS DOUBLED WHICH MAKES IT TWICE AS GOOD. MUSIC & BAR REMIND ME OF THE NICE RESTAURANTS IN OLD SAN JUAN... WINE SEEMED WATERED DOWN... THEY DO NEED A REAL BARTENDER