NYC Restaurant Week: Winter Edition

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Still feeling underfed after las navidades? Lucky for you, Restaurant Week is back until February 8th. Simply put, prix-fixé Lunch up to $25 and 3-course Dinner up to $35 at participating locations. Let’s face it, with the thousands of places to eat in the city, it’s always restaurant week…Not always at these prices though, so check our picks below!


Up on the West Side you’ve got Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center & Calle Ocho. Rosa Mexicano‘s made-to-order guacamole and their pomegranate Margaritas are waiting for you to try them this week, because rumor has it prices are steep otherwise. Twenty blocks north, at Calle Ocho, contemporary America meets old Cuba; diners come as much for the mojitos and caipirinhas as they do for the delicious, authentic food, including tuna tiradito, crispy Cuban pork and rum-glazed shrimp. If you head to the Upper East on this Restaurant Week you’ll find Maya Restaurant, where Chef Sandoval will prepare sopa de chile poblano, huitlacoche & wild mushroom enchiladas.


Te gusta el inbituín? East Midtown geographically scores more spots to munch this week with up to six different Latin or Pan-Latin restaurants. At Vermilion will have a selection  global street appetizers and indian-latin entrees. Another recommended Pan-Latin pick is Circus Restaurant, whose sophisticated twist on authentic Brazilian food brings you a variety of dishes like frango, muqueca & cozida. Pampano Restaurant on 49th st., will be serving Mexican staples like sopa de frijol, and  pez platija; and don’t worry, this place serves the kind of margaritas that comes adorned with strawberries, not plastic umbrellas. For something a little more fast-paced, try either of Dos Caminos‘s Midtown locations this Restaurant Week. Third Avenue‘s  43-foot-long communal table is excellent for mingling with other mid town working folk, and the Park Avenue spot features the cocktail menu in the prix fixe deal. Rosa Mexicana also has a midtown deal that you don’t want to miss out on, and it’s definitely a more low-key option than their Columbus Circle location.

If you find yourself in Midtown West or Chelsea, be sure to check out Crema Restaurant, the creation of Julieta Ballestros, a native of Monterrey who fuses Mexican cuisine with French presentation. Raymi, captures the multicultural spirit of Peru with a blend of Spanish, Japanese & Chinese influences and their Special menu features a pisco bar, daily causas, and anticuchos.


Hmm…If you’ve made it this far downtown and haven’t made a reservation yet your mouth must be watering. Intimate spot Yerba Buena in the East Village (as well as Yerba Buena Perry in the WV) will have a special menu that will include favorites such as blue cornmeal-crusted calamari, fish tacos, suckling pig and yuca fries. TriBeCa’s modern Puerto Rican cuisine at Sazón will again be a part of Restaurant Week, bringing beef steak jibarito, pernil & fried yuca. Head to LES to Rayuela, where you can have a cocktail with floating rose petals to start, Chilean sea bass for dinner and a chocolate “Latin Lover” for dessert.