Cusine: MexicanAddress: 108 Stanton St. (Ludlow)/mapPhone: 212-254-4188 Hours: Sun-Thu, 10am-2am; Fri-Sat, 10am-4amMenu
Reservations: YesDelivery: No El Sombrero, referred to a lot of locals as "The Hat," is one of he last "old school" spots within the Lower East Side's gentrified nightlife...
A Dominican diner serving up huge portions at bargain prices. Cubano sandwiches, rice & beans, roast chicken are among the standbys. A good choice for breakfast, too. Two locations:
113 Rivington, near Essex/212-982-6412
Open daily 8am-midnight
The sleek Ludlow Street spot offers all of the Thai standards - curries, wok sauteed entrees, spicy chicken wings. Lunch is a bargain.
123 Ludlow, near Rivington
Hours Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, 2pm-10:30pm
Perhaps the neighborhood's best old school diner. The food is dependable, the service is lightning fast and the chocolate milkshakes will make you want to take a long nap.
89 Canal, at Eldridge
Open Mon-Fri, 6am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 6am-4pm
Cusine: MexicanAddress: 253 Broome St. (near Orchard)/mapPhone: 212-228-6710
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; weekends 10 a.m.-1 a.m.Menu/web siteReservations: yesDelivery: noMore than a decade after arriving on the "below Delancey" restaurant scene, Barrio Chino is still one of the most popular...
A rowdy German beer hall, off the Bowery, that usually has pretty good food. Hearty specialties include: chicken paprikasch, spaetzle, bratwurst. There's also a garden in the back. One one recent trip here the burgers came out cold, the...
Dominican take-out place alongside the Williamsburg Bridge, offering some interesting dishes (like codfish and eggs for breakfast). The downside: they close early.
212 Delancey, near Ridge
Hours Monday-Saturday 6am-6pm
Delivery, Cash only
An Eastern European (Balkan) bistro and bar from Israeli chef Eran Elhalal. Entrees include a slow roasted lamb shoulder, braised short ribs, Yugoslavian kebabs and smoked and roasted guinea hen.
102 Norfolk, near Delancey
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 6pm-1pm; weekend brunch noon-4pm; delivery...