Cascalote Latin Bistro has opened its second location at 1712 Second Avenue, between 88th and 89th streets — formerly home to Selena Rosa.
Cascalote’s original eatery, which opened in 2013, can be found at 2126 Second Ave, between 109th and 110th streets. Gothamist called it “the best restaurant in Spanish Harlem” in a 2014 feature.
“[Chef and owner Julian] Hoyos mixes classic bistro foods including steaks and crab cakes with latin flavors, hence dishes like the excellent Chuleta A La Parrilla, a sizable pork chop flavored with jalapeno and served with sweet caramelized onions and bacon-flecked cazuela pinto beans,” wrote author Nell Casey.
The family-operated restaurant fuses dishes from Latin American countries like Peru and Columbia with a “Mexican touch.”
The drink list includes a handful of margaritas and mojitos, Mexican beers and sangrias.
Online reviews are pretty good, with a score of 4.5 stars on Yelp, 4.6 stars on Google and 4.5 stars on Seamless.
The Latin American restaurant’s UES outpost has indoor seating for 74 and outdoor seating for 30. It is currently open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday from 4:00pm-11:00pm. Brunch and happy hour are coming soon.