When Dominican restaurants in NYC are discussed, Malecon is usually the first place brought up. It was started 30 years ago by two brothers who wanted to bring their family’s home cooking to the neighborhood, and it’s still one of the best places to eat a Dominican breakfast in NYC. If you’ve never had Dominican breakfast get the cuatro gulpos, which translates literally to ‘four hits.’ It comes with mashed plantains, fried eggs, Spanish sausage and fried cheese, and may be one of the most satisfying things you can eat.
Malecon, 4141 Broadway, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 927 3812
A small simple restaurant serving tasty food, Leche y Miel was opened in 2014 by husband and wife team Rideiby Peña (the chef) and Altagracia Peña. Both have Dominican roots, and Peña’s approachable home-style cooking shows it. Some favorite dishes here include the slow-cooked oxtail and the mofonguitos: fried green plantains made into small chips topped with shrimp and parmesan.
Leche y Miel, 5761 Broadway, Bronx, NY, USA, +1 718 708 5787