After making a resent trip to NYC, I have now discovered that I now love Spanish food. There is a Spanish restaurant on just about every block. When I came back home to Rochester, I had to find a Spanish restaurant that was equally as good. After trying a few different places around the city, I found a place called El Pilon Criollo. This restaurant is located on the Northeastside on the corner of N. Clinton Ave. and Avenue A. El Pilon Criollo is open Tuesday – Saturday and closed Sunday & Monday.
El Pilon Criollo is a small restaurant, but it is always very busy in there and people come from everywhere to get their food. They have an Authentic Spanish Cuisine that will make you come back over and over again. They have a small menu, but have a lot of different meals to choose from. I love getting the Pernil al Horno (Roasted Pork) meal with yellow rice. Others can order meals that come with Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew), Carne de Res Guisada (Beef Stew), Bacalo (Cod), and tons more. Everyday they basically have the same things on the menu, but they also feature a few different thing each day.
One thing you can’t forget to do is order some of the extras they have on the menu. I always get the Rellenos de Papa (Beef Stuffed Potato) and the Platanos Maduros (Sweet Plantains). You can also choose: Pastelillos de Carne, Pollo & Pizza Frituras (Meat, Chicken & Pizza Fritters).
Now go and try it!!!