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Junot Díaz NYC faves
Albert's Mofongo House is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

1. Albert's Mofongo House

6.1
4762 Broadway (Dyckman), New York, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Inwood · 20 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "[Café con leche] in the Heights amidst the morning bustle, the waitress calling me cariño & that’s how I know I’m home." Read more.

Jin Ramen is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

2. Jin Ramen

8.1
3183 Broadway (at W 125th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · West Harlem · 184 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "As close as Uptown gets to Ippudo." Read more.

El Malecon is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

3. El Malecon

8.6
4141 Broadway (at W 175th St.), New York, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Hudson Heights · 89 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "El Malecón is an uptown institution and its chicken is a personal favorite. I once saw a scuffle break out in El Malecón because they ran out of chicken. It really is fight-worthy pollo." Read more.

The Meatball Shop is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

4. The Meatball Shop

8.4
170 Bedford Ave (btwn N 7th & N 8th St), Brooklyn, NY
Italian Restaurant · Williamsburg · 372 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "I have the naked balls, spicy pork with classic tomato to be exact, and a side of sautéed broccoli that I cover in red pepper flakes. Hipster comfort food but works for me." Read more.

Maharlika Filipino Moderno is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

5. Maharlika Filipino Moderno

111 1st Ave (btwn E 6th & 7th St), New York, NY
Filipino Restaurant · East Village · 214 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "... marinated flank steak, ginataang isda (a superb salmon with snap peas and coconut milk, longganisa (sweetest tastiest longga in town), sides of garlic rice, long beans, & eggplant." Read more.

ChikaLicious Dessert Bar is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

6. ChikaLicious Dessert Bar

8.3
203 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · East Village · 254 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "We both had the prix fixe. Mine was a panna cotta with grapefruit sorbet; hers was a warm chocolate tart. Perfection." Read more.

Dyckman Express is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

7. Dyckman Express

7.1
101 Dyckman St (Nagle Ave), New York, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Fort George · 14 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "Today I keep it simple. I have an avocado salad. A large serving of lettuce, tomato, cabbage, beets, and a glorious fan of sliced avocado flavored with little bit of vinegar and oil." Read more.

La Marina NYC is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

8. La Marina NYC

348 Dyckman St (at the Hudson River), New York, NY
Lounge · Washington Heights · 88 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "La Marina ... has become the epicenter of the uptown social scene but the epicenter is kinda slow so it’s over to Mamajuana where half the bar knows my cousin" Read more.

Momofuku Ssäm Bar is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

9. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · East Village · 524 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "They’re serving lamb, something new, and even though I’m tempted it’s the duck I want. What else needs to be said about Ssäm’s duck lunch besides try it. And soon." Read more.

Mamajuana Cafe is one of Junot Díaz NYC faves.

10. Mamajuana Cafe

6.9
247 Dyckman St (Seaman & Payson), New York, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Inwood · 98 tips and reviews

Tim V.Tim Vetter: Junot Díaz: "... half the bar knows my cousin." Read more.