Right around this time of year, New York hounds start craving hot-weather adventures. If you can’t afford (or don’t have time for) a getaway, how about food from hot-weather climes?

There’s Purple Yam in Ditmas Park for Filipino food, great Indian and Mexican food hidden around the city, and a thread about Brooklyn’s best Puerto Rican food that is starting to amp up a bit. CarmenR is looking for someplace to take her Puerto Rican boyfriend. She frequents El Gran Castillo de Jagua but says his family “insists that it has more of a Dominican flair.” There are only two Brooklyn suggestions so far. Surely there are more? Chime in with your favorite.

El Gran Castillo de Jagua [Prospect Heights]
345 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
718-622-8700

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