Between the metal walls, barrel tables, and decorative luggage hanging by the bathrooms, Puerto Viejo looks like a shipping container that crashed on land and started serving really good Dominican food. Which, now that we think about it, would be an excellent Pixar short. This spot works especially well for a fun date night and anytime you and six friends want to get together and drink a little too much at dinner in the neighborhood. Just make sure that the garlicky mofongo is on your table.
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Sandy's Coffee Shop
If you’re looking to spend under $15 on a delicious meal near the Lower East Side, Dominican spot Sandy’s Coffee Shop needs to be on your radar.
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