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The 10 Best Low Budget Latin Restaurants in New York City

Calle Ocho
La Morada
Casa Adela
Surfish Bistro
La Fonda
Sabor Latino
Casa Bocado
Bolivian Llama Party
La Roja de Todos
Via Brasil
Budget Latin food from Calle Ocho in NYC.
Calle Ocho
Budget Latin food from La Morada in NYC.
La Morada
Budget Latin food from Surfish Bistro in NYC.
Surfish Bistro
Budget Latin food from La Fonda in NYC.
La Fonda
Budget Latin food from Sabor Latino in NYC.
Sabor Latino
Budget Latin food from Casa Bocado in NYC.
Casa Bocado
Budget Latin food from Bolivian Llama Party in NYC.
Bolivian Llama Party
Budget Latin food from La Roja de Todos in NYC.
La Roja de Todos
Budget Latin food from Via Brasil in NYC.
Via Brasil

In New York, there is a lot of Latin American cuisine, but some restaurants are expensive. The large Latino community in the region offers a large market. Despite the expensive prices, these 10 restaurants will offer you cheap Latino eats.

Budget Latin food from Calle Ocho in NYC.
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Calle Ocho
2756 Broadway New York, NY 10025
(212) 873-5025.
Interested in cheap Latin eats? Look no further than Calle Ocho. It is a hidden gem that offers great Cuban meals. There are many places you can enjoy cheap quality meals in New York, and Calle Ocho should be among your priorities. The place has an amazing staff, and their space is very nice and beautiful. We enjoyed their fantastic sangria and several other cocktails. My friends ordered some Ropa Vieja that they found delicious. However, if you have a lot of time, you should consider another place. They tend to rush people if you overstay. However, it is a good place.

Budget Latin food from La Morada in NYC.
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La Morada
308 Willis Ave. Bronx, NY 10454
(718) 292-0235
Finding a low budget Latin restaurant is hectic. Of low budget Latin restaurants in New York City, you will find the best Oaxacan food at La Morada. We enjoy Mexican food, and we found their crispy gorditas, tostadas, and tortas delicious. Tacos and quesadillas make up most of La Morada’s menu, but you will still find some amazing items there. For instance, we enjoyed their meatballs, which we found fantastic. However, we had to order them because we were informed that they are not always available. The place is casual yet so unique, which makes it ideal for anyone wishing to try out the Mexican treats. We never thought their gorditas would be so delicious and filling. It is something that you should try out.

Budget Latin food from Casa Adela in NYC.
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Casa Adela
66 Ave. C, Manhattan, NY 10009
(212) 473-1882
At Casa Adela, you either dine-in or ask for takeaways, but they can also deliver your meals if you wish. This restaurant focuses on unique Puerto Rican Cuisine. If you wish to fully maximize the feeling here, ensure that you try out anything with chicken or pork. Their pernil, tostones, and alcapurrias are some amazing things you can try out. When we visited the place for the first time, we ordered some pork Mofongo and some octopus salad, and we loved it. On top of having amazing meals, their service is also great. We will revisit the place when in New York.

Budget Latin food from Surfish Bistro in NYC.
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Surfish Bistro
550 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718)788-8070
Low cost Latin food can be hard to find in New York. At Surfish Bistro, all food is high-quality and authentic. While the service is slow compared to other restaurants in New York, we found their staff friendly and accurate. We paid 19 dollars for a large bowl of ridiculously fresh and delicious seafood soup which was enough food for two people. When it comes to drinks, their white sangria is delicious, and you can choose from different flavors. Surfish Bistro’s ceviche is covered in an Asian-style sauce that makes their meals awesome. Want some Peruvian dishes? Try out Surfish Bistro.

Budget Latin food from La Fonda in NYC.
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La Fonda
169 E 106th St, New York, NY 10029, United States
(212) 410-7292
Whether you want to dine-in or have a takeaway, La Fonda will never disappoint you, especially if you want Puerto Rican dishes. It is one of the oldest Puerto Rican restaurants, and it has one of the most welcoming atmospheres in New York. Whether you need hearty Puerto Rican stews, sizzling steaks, roasted pork, or even fresh fish salads, you will always find something in La Fonda. We tried the vegetarian options at the restaurant, and we were never disappointed. The Knockout Punch drink at the end of our meals was fantastic. While their food is amazing, we were a bit disappointed with their waiting time. I would highly recommend it though.

Budget Latin food from Sabor Latino in NYC.
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Sabor Latino
9535 40th Rd Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 457-3966
There is no better place to get your Ecuadorian dishes such as cocktails, steaks, and seafood, than at Sabor Latino. It is an authentic Latin restaurant that has been operating since 2000. Despite their simplicity, their menu is chef-driven, and it includes simple, handcrafted dishes. If you need complimentary beverages, their dessert is among the best. We tried the fried fish, and the culinary sensation was unrivaled. Their fresh ingredients and cooking on the spot could be the reason their dishes are fantastic. Our friend tried the Bandeja Paisa option, and we almost asked for it. It appeared like a flavorful and cultural dish. We will try it out next time we visit it.

Budget Latin food from Casa Bocado in NYC.
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Casa Bocado
341 Broome St New York, NY 10013
(212) 204-7502
If you love Mexican cuisine, you will find cheap Latino eats here at Casa Bocado. What we liked about the restaurant was their staff. Their waiters are very helpful and polite. Food is affordable but if you get mixed platters, the budget could get big fast. They even offer discounts to their guests who are staying at the hotel. We decided to have Asada and chicken tacos which were so delicious. Our friends also spoke nicely of their roasted chicken. The great Latin music during the meals makes the experience worthwhile. We would recommend it to anyone willing to try out a new experience.

Budget Latin food from Bolivian Llama Party in NYC.
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Bolivian Llama Party
1000 S 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019
(Underground @ the corner of 57th st and, 8th Ave)
Phone: (347) 395-5481
Do you love Bolivian meals? If you are into saltenas, bowls, and sandwiches, the Bolivian Llama Party is the place to be. While they can deliver your meals, dining-in provides an experience like no other. Historically, it is difficult to find Bolivian food in New York because there are only a handful of such restaurants. However, Bolivian Llama Party not only offers such cuisines, but it is also among the best in such. Although some of us tried out Chicharon fried chicken, we had to have some saltenas. You just can’t say you ate Bolivian food without having them. We highly recommend this place.

Budget Latin food from La Roja de Todos in NYC.
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La Roja de Todos
108-02 Northern Blvd Corona, NY 11368
(718) 424-3055
Of all these affordable restaurants, none can match La Roja De Todos when it comes to vegetarian options. At the restaurant, we started our lunch with some awesome appetizers. Irrespective of your taste bud, you will always find a delicious appetizer from the available options. One of our friends tried the Paste de Choclu, while we had the empanada de Pino. We don’t think we have ever experienced such meals before. The Chilean style of serving, and the service made it a very memorable experience. We highly recommend this restaurant based on its uniqueness and authenticity.

Budget Latin food from Via Brasil in NYC.
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Via Brasil
34 W 46th St New York, NY 10036
(212) 997-1158
Via Brasil Restaurant serves grilled meat, strong drinks, and stews in a simple setting. It serves amazing Brazilian cuisine and you should try out some of the dishes when visiting New York. Meat lovers can enjoy some awesome flavored meat cuts that are cooked over open flames. The flaky grilled Salmon and shrimp filets will appease fish eaters. We tried the expertly made Caipirnha’s Brazilian cocktail that will have you longing for the Brazilian beaches. If you happen to visit the place on a Friday or Saturday, you will encounter live bands that will only make your experience better.