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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.6 miles from SoHo
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

Amazing food , customer service Bomb ! I recommend I love it. Owner thanks you for patronage and is very natural in personality.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Came here for brunch teice during our visit to NYC. This is a Lower East Side place not yet gentrified. Good food. Latin feelig.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We randomly found this places and the people who work there are friendly. We ordered the lunch plate and the food was good and reasonably prices. Great when traveling on a budget.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We love this unassuming place on the lower east side. The portions are large enough to share and the the prices can’t be beat. Always fast, friendly service and right across the street from Economy Candy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is a modest restaurant with Dominican Republic cousins.Excelent for breakfast.Ask for mangu.Or Carne guisada. Miguelina was our stewart, she very friendly always with smile .

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

My family and I have eaten at Castillo de Jagua nearly every Saturday morning for 4 years. It is literally our favorite restaurant in NYC. The food is off the charts and authentic, the menu is huge, the staff is wonderful, and the facility itself...has the perfect atmosphere. It's no wonder it's outlasted almost all the other restaurants on the LES over the past 30+ years. This is a must-visit, classic LES restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Great Spanish food with good flavor. I love their bake chicken with white rice and beans. Also, the potato salad is good. To top it it off a cold Corona with lime.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed September 8, 2017

My husband and I ate breakfast here nearly every morning of our week in NYC. We were staying next door at the Hotel on Rivington and although the hotel served breakfast this was more our style. It's a simple diner with friendly staff and an...extensive menu. We had dinner there a few times as well and the food was excellent home cooking. Highly recommend especially if you're trying to save a few pennies on eating out in NYC.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I work in the neighborhood and the food is affordable and tasty. You can't compare fast food with their food. The food is delicious and cheaper than fast food. My favorite is the oven roasted chicken with rice and pinto beans.

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed February 4, 2017

The mofongo is the best ever, and only like $8. I get it every single time. Also, a cold Presidente beer makes this whole thing go next level. I don't think I've ever had anything bad here. The pepper steak, the pork chop, the sancocho...and tripe soup - literally everything - is great. I have added this to my rolodex and I tell everyone about it. it's a very special place, no frills.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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El Castillo De Jagua is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3