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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?



Recommended by: Aaron Sanchez (Judge, Chopped)

Named by Aaron Sanchez as the spot (besides his own) that he chooses for Latin cuisine, Chavelas is an unexpected Mexican gem that feels more like your Grandma’s kitchen than a restaurant. The prices are amazingly cheap, and the food is popularly known as delicious and soulful – made with tender loving care. $3.50 quesadillas? [...]



Recommended by: Eden Grinshpan (Host, Eden Eats)

This Crown Heights neighborhood staple serves up authentic Caribbean food in a no frills, cozy restaurant. The bustling kitchen churns out steaming plates of rotis, curries, and stews that can be served alongside traditional West Indian sides, as well as the more American side of mac and cheese.