On a rainy day in New York I visited the beautiful Metropolitan Museum of Art and after some hours of art I couldn’t neglect that I was very veeery hungry. It was time for a late lunch! After a short walk towards Lexington Avenue, I arrived at Dulce Vida Latin Bistro. 

The name tells you already what kind of restaurant it is; it’s a Latin orientated restaurant. The origin of the influences of the dishes are from several countries in Latin America. At Dulce Vida Latin Bistro you can have breakfast, brunch, lunch ánd dinner. I had lunch this afternoon; a great warm lunch. Which was a real good choice.

After look at the menu for hours (too many good dishes) I choose for the Cazuala de Frijoles. This is a traditional Colombian stew with beans, rice, roasted pork belly, slices of beef, sweet baked plantains and hogao (a Colombian tomatoe sauce). Although I enjoy almost every food moment, I thought this dish was heaven! I had some long strolls to go through the city, so I was totally energized again and very happy.

Besides all the separate dishes, you could also choose for several menus for brunch and lunch. Which includes all you can drink mimosas and sangrias. Sounds quite great, right? Besides all the food and drinks, I really loved the interior. I mean, that wallpaper! Usually I’m not a big fan of prints that are all over the place, but I loved this. I also loved the black elements in the interior, next to the brown wood it gave the place a warm and stylish vibe.


Sooo, if you are in New York or about to visit new York I would most definitely recommend to go here for some food and drinks.


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Dulce Vida Latin Bistro 
1219 Lexington Avenue 
Upper Eastide, New York
tussen 82nd en 83rd street

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