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Agua Fresca

207 E. 117 St. (Third Ave.) Send to Phone
212-996-2500 | Menu
Authentic Latin-infused Mexican cuisine on a Harlem side-street.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Agua Fresca Restaurant Review

: One of two side-by-side Latin kitchens serving real-deal Mexican cuisine in Spanish Harlem, Agua Fresca and its chef Adrían Leon raise the bar by combining traditional Latin flavors with familiar dishes, at very friendly prices. Vegetarians as well as carnivores have plenty of choices, starting with homemade guacamole, served a couple of different ways: traditional, with shrimp and pineapple, or heated up with chipotle peppers. Ceviches are equally distinct, with the mixed version a tangy combination of fish, calamari and shrimp marinated in lime juice and olive oil. Main courses range from pork, chicken or vegetarian tacos (tasty with cauliflower, carrots and zucchini) to heartier fare like pork chuletas smothered in tangy pasilla chile sauce or seared tilapia with hints of coconut, ginger and jalapeños. Homemade desserts of tres leches cake or coconut flan are must-orders. Sangría is included with brunch and the red chilaquiles can cure any hangover.

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