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Posted by ManhattanWilliam on 11/17/2012
I've lived in the East Village for many years and I love Joselito for many reasons. Firstly it's the real deal. This is not hipster heaven, it's authentic Puerto Rican/Dominican food done just right. The atmosphere is awesome if you want a clean divey feel where Spanish is the language of choice. The food is great, heavily seasoned as it should be, it's really all homemade. The cuban sandwich is the best in the city and for $5 bucks it's amazing, packed with tasty meat and toasted to perfection, a favorite of mine for sure. Likewise their soups are great, in fact I think it's hard to go wrong here because it is a local restaurant geared towards people who know what the food should be, which is why I love it. Only thing is Ave D can seem a bit dicey late at night but if you want real food for real people, go!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/18/2010
Joselito's used to be a family restaurant, where you enjoyed a good meal with family and friends. Their bar used to be separate, now is all together. When you go there to order take out, you'll have to deal with the obnoxious drunks that go there.
Posted by Dina L. on 07/30/2009
We have been getting delivery from Joseito for years. Ever since they moved to Ave. D and they have new staff , it has been a problem. We have gotten the wrong food and they told us it would be an hour to correct it because they had so many orders, when asked but it is your mistake, told too bad and no there is no manager , call back tomorrow. Last night we decided to ty again, received our delivery and where charged $1.50 extra, the delivery man who by the way was very nice called and even though the woman admitted to quoting me a different price , argued that it was for something else. I asked to speak to the owner and she said she would reduce it .50 cents, Its not the money but the principal and the attitude I got, I have been eating their food for over 15 years. The food has gotten way saltier and we got dried chicken last time . Sad to say its time to throw Joseitos menu en la basura, in the garbage.
Posted by Cheryl Moran on 11/15/2008
The city used to be filled with Spanish places like this where you could either eat in or take out a good a Spanish meal. They are a dying breed now. Very hard to find with the prices of rent going up so high. Family style dining is hard to find. As well as a good deal. This is both. With a large variety of meat, Seafood, and vegtables. Rich with years of culture mixed into the recipes. This place holds all of these. In addition it is very clean. The food is delicious. Reasonalblly priced and you are full whan you leave. It also has a menu for larger orders for catering. The food is made fresh to order. You can order same day in an emergency which is how I stumbled upon it. Like I said a hidden trasure worth looking for.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/06/2007
this place is hands down the BEST rice and beans and cubano sandwich ive evvvver had.. my family has been a loyal follower of Joselito's for 15 yrs, ever since it was on Ave C, and this place is still in business because of its amazingly tasty and savory food.. i recommend the chicken sandwich anytime, and you cant go wrong here!!!!
Posted by CameronS on 08/31/2007
Just had lunch at the counter here. Got the pernil (roast pork) and it came with a mound of yellow rice and a bowl of beans. It was some of the best pernil I've had in this city. The portions were indeed huge. Enough so that 2 people could easily make a full dinner out of one order. It's worth noting again that it has moved to Avenue D at 9th street.
Posted by Proud Foodie on 08/01/2007
Just needed to make note, this place has great good! Especially if you're just looking to eat without worrying about calories! Its no longer on Avenue C but rather D now between 8th and 9th street. Venue is bigger and better, though I wouldnt recommend it has a "eat in" place - strictly take out. Hate to mention it, but I gotta - service is slow paced and having this delivered is always SLOW :( Maybe just a fallback due to popular demand as its one of the only worth while spanish restaurants around.