In the Neighborhood
This neighborhood spot, which sports a distinct “Latino boho vibe,” is a traditional bar and lounge downstairs—but upstairs, the bar has live music most nights of the week on a small stage suspended in mid-air, surrounded by three-tier wooden bleachers for spectators.
Extraordinarily delicious and inexpensive, the all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets at Indian Taj are fit for a king, but affordable for a commoner: you can eat as much rice, curry, vegetables and naan as your plate (and stomach) can hold—and then some.
This tasteful BYOB spot takes its name from a small village in the highlands of Peru and specializes in that area’s cuisine—serving up ceviche, papa rellenas, jalea and other Peruvian favorites, as well as a full range of steakhouse standards like skirt steak, strip steak and seafood.
Mi Mexico Lindo Tacos
This taco cart is a staple of the late-night, post-bar scene—large lines can be spotted here at any hour of the day or night, filled with customers clamoring for $2 tacos filled with al pastor, carnitas, chorizo or carne enchilada, as well as the stand’s tortas, sopes, flautas, tostadas or quesadillas (not to mention the cart’s wide selection of Jarritos Mexican sodas to wash it all down).
La Cabaña Argentina
This relaxed, family-friendly Argentine steakhouse offers an eclectic grill menu—alongside traditional favorites like juicy chorizo, skirt and strip steaks, blood sausage, parillada, chimichurri and crisp empanadas, you’ll also find pastas with homemade sauces and wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas.