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4 new places to savor Latin American fare in New York City

4 new places to savor Latin American fare in New York City
Photo: Las Santas/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 05, 2019.

Looking for your next great Latin American meal in New York City? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Latin American food.

Masa Empanadas

804 Grand St., Williamsburg

Photo: Tracy S./Yelp

Masa Empanadas is an empanada shop offering a dozen varieties of the Latin American staple, as well as personal pizzas. Opened by the team behind Brooklyn Italian restaurants Belli Osteria and Piccoli Trattoria, this spot offers empanadas ($3-$4 apiece) filled with beef, chicken, ham and sausage, as well as veggie-friendly empanadas with spinach, mushrooms and more. There are also apple cinnamon and banana Nutella dessert empanadas. Try a combo special with optional side salad.

Masa Empanadas' current Yelp rating of 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews indicates positive attention from users.

Yelper Melissa M., who reviewed Masa Empanadas on Nov. 17, wrote, "Love these empanadas! I had a roasted chicken and an apple cinnamon empanada. My partner had the mushroom one. I really enjoyed the chicken one. Had the perfect flavor, and the crust had great consistency. Reasonably priced too!"

Masa Empanadas is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.

Las Santas

572 Fulton St., Fort Greene

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Las Santas is a bar and restaurant serving up elevated takes on Mexican favorites. Stop in for cauliflower mole enchiladas, chorizo and potato tacos with roasted Brussels sprouts, Mayan pork ribs and small plates like grilled cactus salad, shrimp ceviche, spicy tuna tostadas and rib eye guacamole. On the drink list, you'll find classic cocktails and specialty creations like the La Santa, made with tequila, Ancho Reyes, prickly pear and fresh lime juice. Las Santas offers happy hour specials Sunday-Thursday and a late-night menu daily.

Las Santas currently holds five stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp, indicating excellent reviews.

Yelper Jennifer N., who was one of the first users to visit Las Santas on Nov. 25, wrote, "Amazing food and ambience. The flavors and seasoning are on point. Service was great, and the waiters/waitresses were very attentive."

James H. noted, "The food and service were excellent, and the value for money even better."

Las Santas is open from 5 p.m.–midnight on Sunday-Thursday and 5 p.m.–2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

787 Coffee

101 Second Ave., East Village

Photo: 787 Coffee/Yelp

Coffee roastery 787 Coffee has opened a new cafe in the East Village, brewing single-origin coffee from Puerto Rico. In addition to classic coffee drinks made with 787 Coffee's own roasts, the cafe also serves unique 787 creations like rum-infused espresso and mint-infused cold brew. To eat, there are pastries and empanadas.

With a five-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp, 787 Coffee has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Ruthie W., who reviewed 787 Coffee on Oct. 16, wrote, "I got the rum-infused latte, and it had great flavor and was beautifully decorated."

787 Coffee is open from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on Sunday.

Mama Tere Taverna

887 Fifth Ave., Sunset Park

Photo: Jose Nelson H./Yelp

And finally, Mama Tere Taverna is a Salvadoran lunch and dinner spot. Check out the fresh-made pupusas (Salvadoran flatbreads), the chicken soup with cilantro, the chicken stew with rice and tostones, the grilled hanger steak with refried beans and brunch options like the Salvadoran breakfast platter.

With a 4.5-star rating out of eight reviews on Yelp, Mama Tere Taverna has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Raquel D., who reviewed Mama Tere Taverna on Oct. 11, wrote, "What a wonderful surprise! These are some of the best pupusas I've had in the neighborhood."

Mama Tere Taverna is open from noon–11 p.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m.–midnight on Saturday and noon–midnight on Sunday.


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