Had an excellent lunch at Malecon on 175th and Broadway.
Decided to be adventurous and try pigs trotters for the first time the sauce was very tasty and I enjoyed the trotters, but it definitely is not for the faint hearted. I will probably stick to Ox Tail or Ropa Vieja (shredded beef stew) in the future.
The tostones (cruncy green plantains) and maduros (sweet plantains) were as good as any I have had.
A little more info on Malecon: Washington Heights has tons of Dominican places but this one is not a total whole in the wall. Compared to the usual, this place even has a little something snazzy going on. They have a huge menu and scheduled specials for every day of the week. I have eaten their 2X and the food is very good. They specialize in marinated rotisserie chickens, which fill the whole window and look amazing. I can never get past the more traditional fare.
Would be interesting to go there with a group and really sample the menu. Alas, I am not in NYC that often these days or I would organize a crawl. Anyhow, would be interested to see if any other hounds check this place out.