Rincon Criollo in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, is a classic cuban-style family restaurant. Easily accessible from the city (half a block from the 7 train Junction Boulevard) this place is a must stop if you are in the neighborhood to do fun things like visit the Louie Armstrong House or have an Italian Ice in Corona Park. Fried pork chops, with big slabs of onion; cooked perfectly.
Shrimp in Spanish sauce. Really flavorful, spicy and boiling hot. Best served spooned over some white rice so you can enjoy the sauce.
An taste-tantalizing trio of yuca (cassava) in a sticky and starchy rich garlic sauce, fried sweet plantains, and of course Moros y Cristianos (black beans and white rice with bacon, the name is an comedic allusion to the Islamic conquest of Spain, and subsequent Christian Reconquista).
Close out the meal with an espresso and a Dulde de Leche (made by boiling down sweetened condensed milk, it goes well with a bitter coffee).
Rincon Criollo 40-09 Junction Blvd Corona, NY 11368