1116 Manhattan Avenue Phone: (718)349-8429
Acapulco Restaurant has become popular with the local Anglo populace, and this is especially true on weekends. Breakfast is cheap, and lunch and dinner are reasonably priced. You can also brush up on your Spanish, since the TV is always on. Locate it.
97 Commercial St. Phone: (718) 349-8501
The food is delicious and the service is freindly. Jamaican specialties are served during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, try the desert after which the cafe takes its name: warm cinnamon-spiced sweet-potato pudding served in a banana leaf and coconut milk. Open Tues.-Wed. 7:30 – 5 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. until 10 p.m., Sat. 10:30 – 10 p.m. and Sun. until 9 p.m. On the northern periphery of Greenpoint. Locate it.
620 Manhattan Ave. Phone: (718) 389-8818
Located just south of Nassau Avenue, Fresca Tortilla serves Tortillas, Tacos, Quesadillas, Burritos etc. Fresh ingredients, with most menu items under $5.00. If your heading for the park, be sure to grab your own utensils and a napkin. Locate it.
Naranjito Bar & Restaurant
162 Franklin St. Phone: (718) 339-1529
Two choices during the lunch special ($4.50), which changes daily. The portions are big, even if the menu is limited. Oxtail soup is recommended. Bottled beers as well as a full bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon – Sat. Delivery available. Locate it.
P ‘N’ A Deli
1122 Manhattan Ave.
Hot Latin food is served behind this Bodega facade, where the portions are big and the price is inexpensive. $4.50 gets you beef stew over rice and beans. They also serve half-chicken, plantains, etc. There’s no seating inside, but the northern end of Manhattan Ave. is nearby, where you can sit on the bank of Newtown Creek. Locate it.