Smith Street Dining
by Julie Besonen, 10/22/2013
Photo: Will Steacy
139 Smith St., 718-254-9933, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Dinner for under $10 per person, including tax, can be had at Coco Roco, a vibrant, friendly Peruvian restaurant with a lovely back garden. Get the meaty, juicy rotisserie half-chicken and a heaping side of black beans and rice and you'll have enough for lunch the next day too. Ceviche, sautéed snapper with coconut rice, and roast pork with fried sweet potatoes run over $10, but you'll still feel like you're getting a bargain, so plentiful are the portions. The dining room is spacious, the walls brightened with Latin American masks, trinkets, artwork and photography. Spanish-speaking regulars and big groups dominate the room, along with a steady stream of locals coming in for takeout.