Copa América Centenario is a premier international soccer tournament. It’s a whirlwind of goals scored and shots missed, the excitement of hinchas in the stadium and dreams that are crushed or realized. You don’t need to get major FOMO about missing these soccer games, however, because Remezcla has got you covered when it comes to the best places you can go to watch the matches in New York.
Each location is based on what team you support, so you can celebrate if you win or console each other over a loss. Nobody understands what it’s like to support a futbol team except other fellow fans. So put on your team’s jersey, get your gente together, and head on over to one of these locations to show your team your support. Started from the bottom, now you’re whole team’s here.
The Albicelestes have a lot to prove under their captain (and GOAT, depending on who you ask) Lionel Messi. The land of Diego Maradona has won and hosted the Copa América multiple times, and expectations are high. Go to Boca Juniors Restaurant, where you can watch the game while you feast on different types of almejas and carne a la parrilla. Make sure to check out their signature margaritas as you cheer for your equipo.
81-08 Queens Boulevard
6/18: Argentina vs. Venezuela, 7:00 p.m. EST
Chile is competing at Copa América this year, and there’s no doubt that they want to be back-to-back champions after their 2015 win. For fans of La Roja, San Antonio Bakery II is a good place to watch as Chile takes on Mexico next, in Santa Clara, California.
3620 Astoria Boulevard
6/18: Mexico vs. Chile 10:00 p.m. EST
Cheer for the Colombian team, which hasn’t won Copa América since the early 2000s, at La Pollera Colorada. It’s a casual restaurant where the food isn’t too pricey. Visit with la familia and watch out for James Rodríguez on the field.
41-20 Greenpoint Avenue
6/17: Colombia vs. Peru 8:00 p.m. EST
There’s nothing better than rooting for La Tri while you’re eating delicious Ecuadorian food. At Sabor Latino in Queens, you’ll probably find a corillo doing just that. It’s one of the largest Latino communities in the borough, so there’s bound to be excitement when Ecuador is playing.
95-35 40th Road
(718) 457- 3966
6/16 United States vs. Ecuador 9:30 p.m. EST
Cheering on El Tri (not to be confused with La Tri) at Campeon Social Club might just bring the team good luck. With so many differently sized TVs at the venue, you won’t know which way to turn to watch the game. The menu includes traditional Mexican taquitos, a variety of dishes with guacamole, and their very own Campeon wings.
9 East 16th Street
New York, NY
It can’t get more perfect than watching two-time Copa América winners Los Incas play at El Pollo Inka Peru. Their seafood and chicken are delicious according to online reviews, and you know the Internet never lies.
89-12 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY
(718) 505- 1313
If you’re a supporter of La Vinotinto in Venezuela, where baseball is the most popular sport, you’re not alone – futbol’s popularity is growing in the country. To catch the national team play, head over to one of two Patacon Pisao locations where you can enjoy tachuchos, fried or grilled arepas, and patacones.
202 Street, New York
Between 9th and 10th Avenue
Washington Heights, NY
85-22 Grand Avenue
6/18: Argentina vs. Venezuela 7:00 p.m. EST
Rooting for the red, white, and blue? One of The Football Factory’s three locations is where you need to be during Team USA’s games. They’re showing every Copa América game live at the venues, and they have a list up on the website of all of the live games outside of Copa as well. This is the perfect destination to consistently get your soccer fix and follow Clint Dempsey and the rest of the squad.
4306 43rd St
Sunnyside, NY 11104
(718) 361- 3090
228 West 39th Street, NY 10018
(646) 370- 1545
138 West 25th Street, NY 10001
(212) 929- 9677