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Friday, December 4, 2015
A Spoonful of Sofrito: Classic Latin Lunch Counter La Taza de Oro Has Closed for Good
A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life!
A sad day for Puerto Rican/Latino cuisine in NYC! I will miss La Taza and their amazing food, incredible workers, and awe-inspiring Tembleque (No one makes Tembeque like theirs!)
Classic Latin Lunch Counter La Taza de Oro Has Closed for Good
Sad news out of Chelsea: La Taza de Oro, the classic lunch counter and arguably New York's most iconic Puerto Rican restaurant, has shuttered for good. The restaurant had been closed for the last nine months because of a full vacate order from the Department of Buildings, and though owner Eric Montalvo originally planned to reopen in 2016, he decided to close shop due to fresh financial burdens, per Vanishing New York. According to the DOB, the order was placed because of falling bricks and a Fire Department request for a structural instability request, but Montalvo, who owns the building, says the bricks fell from a neighboring building's façade.