Arriba Arriba Mexican Rstrnt
762 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
I've been going to Arriba-Arriba for years and can't get enough of it. The food is wonderful. The staff are friendly. The drinks are amazing! Being a vegetarian, some Mexican places don't have much of a selection for me, but I never get tired of trying the varieties they offer here.
The tortilla chips they put on your table arrrive warm and the salsa can't seem to get in my husbands mouth fast enough. The guacamole is made by hand and I can't bear to leave even a morsel of it behind.
The bean burritos and the cheese enchiladas are to die for and don't get me started on their refried beans.
Pam Real Thai
402 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
I think it's the hip ""younger sibling"" of Pam Real Thai. I'd been to Pam Real Thai many times & just happened upon ""Encore"" the other day while walking home.
I was in a hurry, so I ordered some take-out. The decor is hip, fun, & the hostess was really nice while I was waiting. (Not the mention the hot guy behind the bar...) I got Fried Tofu and some Spring Rolls. It's probably not a big deal to most, but the fact that there were four rolls instead of the usual three with other places, was a nice (and yummy) surprise.
I also liked the fact that the food was kept in heater bags to keep warm. Most places put it in plastic containers which makes it a bit cold by the time I get home.
I look forward to going back when I'm not in a rush.
654 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036
I've been going to Cara Mia since they first opened and I never get tired of it. I've referred local friends, friends visiting from out-of-town and strangers (I'm a tour guide)to it and they've never been disappointed.
The specials are fabulous!
The wine selection is great!
The waitstaff are attentive, but not intrusive and responsive to my bread addiction.
I took my nephew there for his birthday when he was about 8 and my sister told me he later referred to the dessert as ""Mom, it was so good, I'd cut off my arm for a piece of that cake.""
It is the absolute best deal for wonderful Italian food without going broke.