I have been spending a lot of time in the Bronx, mostly the southern tip, working on a photo series. I was finally persuaded to go to this well regarded Puerto-Rican joint. It recently received the NYT treatment
Its good, but there are many similar places scattered throughout the Bronx. El Nuevo however is crowded and feels like a machine, a nice machine, but a machine.
I got the roast pork with rice, beans, and sweet plantains. The pork and plantains where great, the rice and beans not so much. I was hoping for more garlic in the pork. It was juicy with a wonderfully crunchy skin.
The Bronx is a borough of neighborhoods, a series of small interconnected towns. Part of the appeal of the local joints is meeting people and getting great food. The food at El Nuevo Bohio is at the higher end, but the pace is hectic and loud. Not the Bronx I like or know, but the Bronx that seems to get the headlines.
Here are a few of my photos from the Bronx
791 East Tremont Avenue
El Nuevo Bohio
791 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10460