Places To Eat
On April 27, 2001 charlex27 wrote:
eating out in El barrio
I was born and raised in El Barrio. Some times I love it and some times i hate it. One of the things I hate about it is thatI cant order in, or go to a nice resturant near by. I have to go downtown all the time. I think that sucks! thew only place that delivers is Dominos. Yuck!!!
We need places to eat, I agree
I have to agree with you on the shortage of good places to eat.
We used to have at least two fancy restuarantes on East 116th
Street, but those went away.
I too would love to have a nice resturante in El Barrio, where I'd wear
a jacket and take my family to eat. Just well dressed (ok causual would do)
well behaved people.
Do you know that the former George and Gina's is being renovated
(East 106th between Lexington and Third Avenues). I have eaten
there and it's ok.
But like yourself, our family goes to downtown to dine well. I am not
sure what you think about Unos, but its close and filling. Do you like
I kind of like Uno's it's children Friendly. So i dont mind taking my daughter there. But there really isnt anything nutritional about it.
Another place i find to be child friendly is BBQ's on 73rd & 3rd. but again, not what i would like in our neighborhood. They keep opening these fast food places with lots of fried food. that stuff is so bad and is going to kill us fast!(Fast Food City)
I would love an all organic natural food resturant, a few of them. with good food, you know healthy food, can taste really good. it tastes even better when you know it's good for you.
Good, Good food
First of all, you have a rather lovely name.
Back to the food, we have also gone to BBQs. We went once last year.
It was nice, but a little too out of the way to go there regularly.
You are right about finding good (healthy) food. The only places I know
of are located in the heart of Central Harlem. Right next to where I
work (Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone) is a juice bar. And
they have a juice for every medical condition known to man. Its
healthy drinking, but taste like yukkk! (well for a sweetened tongue like mine).
And than there are lovely carribean eateries, where healthy food is served.
But my lunch buddies and I usually go to Manna's, which is a pay by the wait
type of place. There are plenty of salads, pork, etc.. I mix my plate with
rice and salad, and one piece of meat if I am in the mood.
I can tell you that the "zone" would love to assist anyone with creating
a real and good place to eat in El Barrio. There is an awareness that East
Harlem (unlike Washington Heights) does not have enough good places
to eat. If you know of anyone, please forward them to me, so that I may
forward them to the appropriate person at the zone.
There is one place coming up I believe, it's Edwin's Cafe on East 111th Street.
Other's I can't talk about as they have not been approved. But my prayer is
that hopefully soon East Harlemites will have more choices in terms of places
to eat. I can't wait.
As you said we are limited dinning out, in our own community,it is difficult to come by a pleasant restarurant . Everyone travels downtown to have a nice meal and by all means dressed properly or casual, but has anyone traveled up town (Yonkers).? You may have heard of Panchictos Restaurant if not try it out. I belive it's the last of eatery of Puerto Rican food. It's a very clean, good music (weekends) great serive and friendly. I have seen policemen, firemen ,court, clerks etc... and best of all you could food is GREAT and very reasonable. From our young brothers to our parents grandparents, no one has ever a complaint. Check it out its on South Broadway. :cool: :cool: :cool:
Old San Juan Restaurant
There is one place on 51st and 9th Avenue called Old San Juan. There use to be another one on 2nd ave but it closed down. The food is excellent I recommend it. There is another one I heard of called Sofrito, I don't know where it is but I plan to find out.
There's a new Indian restaurant on 3rd ave btw 118th and 119th street that I just tried- They have an 18 buck special that I had for takeout- the food was nonstop and good!
They also have buffet all-you-can-eat 7 days a week for very cheap. I'd check it out.
I'd love to read what eats others recommend- I just moved from 100th street East side to 118th, and there's more options up here(now, if there was only a thai restaurant, I'd be in bliss).
I love this place!
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