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"Spanish" Staten Island

Flaco | Feb 15, 2008 07:02 AM

No not the new tapas place by Borough Hall (anyone been?) but Caribe or Latin American... we'll save Mexican for another day. My current fave is a Dominican place by the name of "El Pollo" on Richmond Road at Vanderbilt that has fantastic chicken and pernil, beautiful brothy beans and funky mofongo... haven't tried any fish or shrimp. Does tremendous take out but very nice seating area with table service to hang with la familia. I can also opine on El Rinconcita Paisa? next to Pete Milanos on Forest. This place is Colombian with some nice baked pastries and soup/guisada specials for lunch M-F. The chicharones are decent and they have a very intense sausage although generally the menu is hit and miss.

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