When a friend who won’t even go downstairs to the bodega to get food when he’s hungry suggests spending almost an hour on the subway to get lunch from one of his favorite restaurants in Spanish Harlem, you go...That, my friends, is the pull power of La Fo
Your destination is a neighborhood staple called La Fonda Boricua.
Having neglected uptown for too long, I was immediately receptive when my friend Jas suggested an excursion to one of the many fine and cheap establishments north of 96th Street.
Even if you had a Puerto Rican grandmother, you'd be lucky if she could whip up food as hearty and soul-soothing as these sand-castle-size heaps of garlicky mofongo, densely packed with plantain and fried pork; nicely seasoned stews with fork-tender meat.
The Fonda Boricua is chosen as a "Top Pick" by the New York Times "Dining and Wine" section.
The Puerto Rican food masters at La Fonda Boricua on 106th Street in “El Barrio” had an unexpected challenge on their own turf yesterday.
One blogger's review of the Fonda Boricua restaurant.
This working-class diner cranks out all sorts of filling Puerto Rican dishes, and almost every one comes with piles of rice and beans, plus bread.