One of the few items on my New York City To Do List was eat at Macondo, the Latin tapas restaurant in the Lower East Side. I first tried Macondo a few years ago for dinner and was instantly hooked on the creative concoctions of Mexican, Brazilian and Spanish flavors. Every New York City trip afterward has included dinner, brunch or both at Macondo. This trip, I picked brunch.
|Carne con yuca at Macondo.|
I ordered the Carne con Yuca ($15), paprika skirt steak over yuca fries (like potatoes but starchier), topped with sunny side up eggs, cabrales cheese and chimichurri. On the drink side, I had the guava whiskey cocktail: rye, Agwa Bolivia (cocoa leaf liquor), guava, lemon, and agave nectar mint. So delicious!
The restaurant has an open kitchen and community tables, creating a noisy symphony of clanging dishes, popping champagne bottles and laughing groups of people. The energy is high, the food is outstanding and the atmosphere is fun. What more could you want?