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  • Puerto Rican/Dominican, Latin American, Nuevo Latino
  • 400 E 57th St, New York NY10022 40.7582898 -73.9629118
  • (Btwn 1st Ave & Sutton Pl)
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  • (212) 754-5999
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User Ratings (Based on 159 reviews)

Food 3.9 Value 3.7
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 754-5999
(212) 754-5959
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Sun-Thu: 4pm-12am Fri-Sat: 5pm-2am
Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Open Late, Prix Fixe, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Catering

User Reviews

  • Sofrito

    Posted by Patron on 06/06/2008


    Excellent food, and an even better atmosphere. Live music and great service, what more can you ask for. And as far as waiting there this thing called reservations, they work pretty well ppl. And if you do have to wait a bit, they have a great bar and lounge like area to sit in, common...

  • Sofrito

    Posted by jenya on 06/02/2008

    It's not worth the wait!

    I was there with my friends last friday. We waited for more than 2 hrs.! What's worse? We're given the pager, but we're not called to seat 'coz the receptionist didn't write our name on the list! Seriously! After all the wait, we're so hungry, we could have left but we waited that long already! The food is really good but the Sangria is tasteless! And we were rushed to vacate the table after the meal for the other patrons waiting. Come on, we waited more than 2 hrs and we have to eat and run?...We swore never to go back to that place ...ever..again!

  • Sofrito

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/02/2008

    Went from bad to good to horrid.

    I made reservations here for a party of 9 for a Graduation dinner. BAD: Although the majority of the party arrived on time, (one person was parking the car), they gave our table away and he had to wait and hour and a half to be seated. GOOD: Once we were seated and ordered our food came pretty fast and it tasted delicious. HORRID: As soon as the last dessert plate was collected, a manager came over and asked us to leave our table. Once we left and were standing outside trying to determine our next destination, we were then asked to leave the front of the restaurant. Needless to say, I will not be returning to this restaurant.

  • Sofrito

    Posted by ernestine on 05/31/2008


    I had the chance to experience this wonderful place with family and friends . The food was excellent and so was the service! I recomend that any one that want good treatment go there!

  • Sofrito

    Posted by wilhem on 05/28/2008

    Salt Galore!

    This was my first visit to this popular restaurant and everything started out fine. The wait was about 15-20 minutes for our table, which isn't bad. We had drinks at the bar and the service and atmosphere were excellent. When seated, my party and I decided to try the sampler appetizer. Although, the fried pork was salty, the r est of the appetizer was fine Breaded shrimp, plantains, etc. For my main course, I opted for the Ropa Vieja and was somewhat dissapointed because it was very salty and soggy. I'm used to it being crispy. The rice and beans were also salty. Maybe it was this dish, because my friend seemed to enjoy his Paella with no complaints, Do not order this if you have high blood pressure as it will sour, Everything else, including my beautiful waitress, was perfect.

  • Sofrito

    Posted by kip on 05/20/2008

    Long Wait just ruins it

    First of all, you cannot make reservations! This is why the wait is so long. Second, do not go with a crowd, you will wait even longer. My boyfriend and I were fortunate enough that a kind acouple let us have their spot, so we waited only 45 minutes. The food was ok. The arroz con gandules could've been better...and the place doesn't have bacardi...wierd being a PUERTO RICAN restaurant. The bar area is not that spacious and you even have a lot of people waiting outside.. basically the wait makes this place NOT worth it.

  • Sofrito

    Posted by xol on 05/18/2008

    good food, but not worth the wait

    The food was very good, however not any better than what you can get from your grandmother's kitchen...or a yummy cuchifrito from around the way. It is one of the very few "upscale" Boricua restaurants in the city...which is why it gets a lot of hype. The decor is fabulous, the live music is great and again the food is delicious. Very good portions for slightly overpriced dishes (please note dishes are still very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants in the city). The wait is horrendous. Due to the ridiculous wait at this restaurant, I recommend you def. check it out once, but I don't know about a 2nd visit to this place. I've gone several times with friends that I'm taking for their 1st sofrito visit....each time we are told 1 hour, and the wait ends up being close to 2 hours. Again, the atmosphere is cool...the food is good, BUT if you come from a Puerto Rican family or have Puerto Rican friends you can get this food at their house!! I doubt I'll be going again. Last night 5.17.08 our party of 3 arrived at 9:45pm and we weren't seated until 11:45ish...that is ridiculous! We weren't served DINNER until after midnight! And to top it off, after we waited so long we were being rushed out! On TWO (appetizer and entree) occasions I was still chewing food, while the waiter was trying to grab my 1/2 full plate away!! WOW In closing....go once! for sure, cause we have to show support...but once you experience their long wait and to be desired service, you make the decision.

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