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Brooklyn Restaurant Week 2011 Guide

This year, Dine In Brooklyn features over 200 different restaurants from all over the borough. With steakhouses and pizza joints jumping in on the fun, what would Brooklyn Restaurant Week be without some sabor Latino? We’ve compiled a list of Latin American restaurants, some old timers and other new arrivals that are making exciting things happen to Abuela’s rice and beans. There are some great deals from March 21-31, for lunch, brunch or dinner. Take a look.

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BAY RIDGE

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churr1. Amnesia Supper Club
[Brazilian]

Carnaval may be over, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a taste of Brazil’s Rodizio tradition. This Churrascaria offers a vast variety of steaks, as well as hot and cold buffet, plus classic dishes like toothsome feijoada and creamy bobo de camarao.

Information:
10007 4th Avenue
718-680-3131


2. Sancho’s
[Spanish]

Like a colonial villa, this warm enclave describes itself as a “little corner of Spain.” It is, in fact, a cozy and comfortable neighborhood spot that specializes in paella and sangria.

Information:
7410 3rd Ave
(718) 748-0770

casa pepe3. Casa Pepe
[Spanish/Mexican]

With an eclectic mix of Spanish and Mexican dishes like enchiladas suizas and zarzuela de mariscos, Casa Pepe takes you to an elegant Spanish dining room decorated with armors and swords, to the warmth of Veracruz in its outdoor garden.

Information:
114 Bay Ridge Avenue
718-833-8865

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BOERUM HILL

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Screen shot 2011-03-15 at 9.54.09 AM1. La Flor Del Paraíso
[Latin American]

Specializing in comfort food with Latin flavors, La Flor del Paraíso’s extensive menu brings you everything from mofongo with roasted pork to tostadas to buffalo wings to pasta.

Information:
491 Atlantic Ave
(between Nevins St & 3rd Ave)
(718) 643-0037


2. El Gaucho Glatt Steakhouse
[Argentinian]

Argentinean asado goes kosher in this bright airy space. Here you’ll not only find Argentinian cuts of meat cooked gaucho-style, but other South American specialties like empanadas, milanesas, pastas, and more.

Information:
4102 18th Avenue
(corner of East 4th street)
718-438-3006

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CARROLL GARDENS

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alma1. Alma
[Mexican]

For excellent views of the Manhattan skyline coupled with an authentic Mexican menu that includes poblanos rellenos and veggie tacos al pastor, this is an ideal spot to say goodbye to winter.

Information:
187 Columbia Street
corner of Columbia & Degraw St.
Brooklyn 718.643.5400



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CLINTON HILL

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1. Mojito Cuban Cuisine
[Cuban]

Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo and black bean soup take on a new twist with vegetarian versions of these old favorites. All the while, traditionalists can continue to enjoy juicy ropa vieja, crispy cubanos, and mojitos of course.

Information:
82 Washington Ave
(between Park Ave & I-278)
(718) 797-3100

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FORT GREENE

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1. Luz Restaurant
[Latin American]

Innovative Latin American dishes in a modern space. Sample Costilla con Pastel de Ahuyama, Camarones en Salsa de Morir Soñando, as well as Peruvian ceviches and Argentinian empanadas.

Information:
177 Vanderbilt Avenue (Myrtle Avenue)
(718) 246-4000

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GREENPOINT

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ecito1. Cafecito Bogota
[Colombian]

Dishes from Colombia’s main regions include flavorful arepas piled high with goodies and the satisfying Bandeja Paisa.

Information:
1015 Manhattan Ave (between Huron St & Green St)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 569-0077


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PARK SLOPE

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1. El Pollito Mexicano
[Mexican]

This bright and casual Mexican joint serves everything from traditional dishes like chilaquiles and gorditas to more serious grub like Molcajete Norteño. Grab a chair and a margarita, they have amazing happy hour specials.

Information:
119 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
718-636-5269

Screen shot 2011-03-15 at 10.01.30 AM2. Palo Santo
[Latin American]

This cozy, rustic spot occupying the ground floor of a Brooklyn brownstone, reinterprets comida criolla as Latin Market cooking, using seasonal ingredients to prepare unexpected creations like Pan Roasted Bluefish with plantains and Braised Rabbit with mole.

Information:
652 Union Street, Brooklyn
(between 4th and 5th Ave)
718-636-6311


3. Bogota Latin Bistro
[Pan-Latin]

A colorfully festive spot that serves up eclectic Latin American fare with favorite dishes from Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Cuba.

Information:
141 5th Avenue
718-230-3805

4. Fonda
[Contemporary Mexican]

Contemporary Mexican puts a modern spin on traditional Mexican cuisine, creating favorites like Duck Zarape and Pescado al Guajillo.

Information:
434 7th Avenue
(between 14th and 15th streets)
718-369-3144

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SUNSET PARK

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1. Maria’s Bistro Mexicano
[Mexican]

From Botanas to Antojitos Mexicanos, Maria’s brings you light bistro fare in a relaxing spot, daily happy hours, and imaginative cocktails.

Information:
886 Fifth Avenue
718-438-1608

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WILLIAMSBURG

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tabare1. Tabaré Restaurant
[Uruguay]

Taditional home cooking from Uruguay arrives in a warm and rustic space, where you can sample grilled octopus casserole, refined empanadas, and the beloved Chivito Completo.

Information:
221 South 1st street
347-335-0187


2. Miranda Restaurant
[Latin American/Italian]

Heavily influenced Italian menu is flecked with Latin American dishes like Dominican mangú and Puerto Rican pernil in this cozy, inviting space, run by a husband-and-wife team.

Information:
80 Berry Street
718-387-0711

cadaques3. Cadaques Tapas Bar
[Spanish]

Modern Catalan cuisine with a seasonal slant on its menu brings you an array of tapas, from humble pan con tomate, to luxurious sea scallops with foie gras.

Information:
188 Grand St
(between Bedford Ave & 1st St)
(718) 218-7776