The Dominican food at El Gran Castillo de Jagua rivals the stuff you’ll find in Washington Heights and Inwood. The sign out front at this casual neighborhood spot on Flatbush Ave has two castle keeps and a curtain wall which we think are meant to defend this spot from people who might expose the secrets of this underrated gem. The pernil here taste like it’s been cooked in its own flavorful pork fat for days and the rotisserie chicken is juicy enough to be a contender for our Roast Chicken guide. Come here for dinner on a casual weeknight and watch whichever sport interests you most with the other two people who chose to stay and eat inside.
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Noods n’ Chill is a tiny counter-service spot where you’ll find the best Thai food in Williamsburg. Try it for a quick and excellent weeknight meal.
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Puerto Viejo is a neighborhood spot in Crown Heights that serves really good Dominican food.
Rossy’s Bakery is a Dominican cafe in the East Village with cakes, rotating savory meals, and some very good red beans and rice.
KM1 is a casual Caribbean restaurant in the East Village with a menu of Dominican dishes and a nice outdoor seating area.
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At The Fly, you eat chicken and drink wine. In other words, it’s pretty ideal, and you should grab some dinner at this Bed-Stuy spot.
Habana Outpost is an extremely casual Cuban/American spot in Fort Greene with a huge outdoor patio where they play movies during the summer.
Malecon is a Dominican spot in Washington Heights that specializes in rotisserie chicken.
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