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Cafe Con Leche

424 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10024-5857 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #3,692 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Cuban, Latin
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Neighborhood: Manhattan
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41 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Carlos the waiter so friendly and helpful. Makes great (complimentary) Mamajuana! We went for an evening drink on a hot day. Sat outside. But the food looked so fresh and delicious we stayed for dinner and weren't disappointed. I don't know anything about Dominican food but thus was terrific. Go. I don't think you'll be disappointed either.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

First thing to know is that Happy Hour is noon to 7pm every night so that is a whopping 49 hours per week. Cocktails are $5, or as the sign helpfully explains, two for ten dollars. Not sure how much three would be. Anyway, we had two each. The coconut mojito made me wish we'd arrived before 6.30 as two... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were hungry after arriving late in NYC and so the hotel desk recommend "just walk over to Amsterdam and pick a restaurant". Resaurtants are side by each, we looked at 4 or 5 and then came back to Leche. mainly because although busy, there was no loud music and no line up. The Cafe is tiny, but intimate. It's... More

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New York City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This used to be reliable spot to grab a meal. However, the last few times we visited, the quality has decreased along with portion sizes. It is a shame as they used to be a regular destination but now the spotty service and food makes this a pass for now. We would be willing to try again as the food... More

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NYS Capital Region
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My colleague and I decided that we were tired after a long and busy day, and thought we would not go too far from our hotel for dinner. We have several restaurants in the area that we like and have frequented before, but took a look at Café Con Leche’s menu and decided to try it. What a find! The... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We came across the Cafe Con Leche on our first day in New York and had a great Sunday Brunch.The food set the benchmark for the rest of our trip and stayed as the front runner for flavor and character. We returned on our last day in New York and had another really tasty meal. They make an orange coloured... More

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New York, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Dropped in to this little local place because of long lines at our original brunch destination. Upon being seated, we were asked if we wanted coffee. We did. Though it was good coffee, it arrived after too long a wait. Our meal, too, arrived after a long wait and my eggs were no longer hot. My companion's side dish arrived... More

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New York City, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

To be honest I didn't eat here, however, take out was brought to me by my wife and it was horrible. Never had an oxtail with more marbled fat on it than the butcher's floor. The entire meal save for the decent arroz amarillo con habuchuelas smelled a bit rancid and the overpowering use of garlic to mask bad cooking... More

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New York, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This place used to be good, now the services is terrible, delivery is slow and the food arrives cold! Portion size was cut in half at some point in the last year...i think the missing portion also had the taste.

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Charming, casual place with friendly staff and tasty food. Choices include "criolla" specialties like mofongos and pastelon, along with meat and fish dishes with a wide variety of sauces. Wash them down with a Presidente or cocktail or fruit shake to complete a brief escape from winter in NYC! Order the plantains as a side dish; the rice and beans... More

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