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Cabo Rojo

scrittrice | Jun 23, 2003 09:07 AM

Finally tried out Cabo Rojo, a Puerto Rican luncheonette on 10th and 25th (across the street from Pepe Giallo) after a reliable friend recommended it. Nothing mind-blowing, but very steady stuff. We had an octopus salad with tostones and arroz con pollo. Octopus was decent, and the salad was nicely seasoned, although it included the usual anemic tomatoes and iceberg letuce. The tostones were great. Arroz con pollo was a solid version, with a nice meaty piece of chicken and delicious black beans. Desserts all appeared to be homemade: we got a coconut pudding that was a great "nursery" dessert. The bill was less than $20. This is the kind of place that is fast disappearing from Manhattan: where they make the stuff themselves, and where the people sitting at the counter look as though they've been sitting there for 20 years, eating the same thing every day. There was a $25 and Under review in the window, but I didn't notice the date on it.

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