Bacaro

A Venetian small plates restaurant, serving crostini, pasta dishes, cheeses and other tasty morsels. Most of the seating is in romantic, exposed brick quarters downstairs. There are bars on both levels.

136 Division Street

212-941-5060

Tue-Sun, 6pm-midnight; Mon, closed

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Azul

Grilled steaks, lamb chops, an assortment of sausages and empanadas – Argentianian style.

152 Stanton, near Suffolk

646-602-2004

Daily, 6pm-midnight

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A Casa Fox

Empanadas, braised short ribs and other hearty South American specialties, many of which are cooked in a wood burning oven.

173 Orchard, near Stanton

212-253-1900

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon-11pm

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