[VIDEO] This Garment District Restaurant is Hidden in a Freight Entrance

It can be hard to find a Lunch spot in Midtown that won't break the bank. Luckily for all Midtown employees, Acuario Cafe has served up delicious home-style Dominican food on the cheap for the past few decades out of the freight entrance of an otherwise nondescript office building. In this short video from our friends at Great Big Story learn all about Acuario Cafe, its owner Rodolfo Perez, and how to find it!

Psst… We’re about to tell you about one of New York City’s hidden gems. It’s the Acuario Cafe, and you’ll find it in the Garment District on 37th Street. There’s no sign outside—you have to walk through a nondescript freight entrance to visit this tiny Latin American restaurant. Rodolpho Perez runs the neighborhood joint, and he takes care of his customers like family. For just $5, you can get a hearty plate of pollo guisado and other delicious Dominican dishes. Let’s lunch!

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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