Tonight was the opening of Miami-based Colombian restaurant Los Verdes. This is their first and thus far only location in New York (at the corner of Greenpoing and 46th Street). The restaurant replaces the long-vacant storefront which previously housed Manolos (which specialized in great cocaine and mediocre Mexican food). With the taglines “It’ll blow you away” and “The best food ever made”, Los Verdes’ owners are pretty confident of themselves. The grand opening starts at 9pm tonight, but we were there a bit early for dinner.
In addition to sodas and juices, the beverage menu also features a few beers , and these – milkshakes! Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry will be available every day, and there is also a “flavor of the month” – this month is Dulce de Leche. They are really good, and only around $3. The light is reflecting very strangely off of the plastic cups in the picture above – the actual drink is solid white as one would expect (the top is just whipped cream).
I am out of practice and forgot to write down the name of this dish (but then again, I would forget to do this even when I was posting on a regular basis). I know it has corn and chicken in it, and you can top it off with a variety of sauces. There are four sauces to choose from (the waitress explains each of them). It only costs $7.
This $8 chicken burger was good and I felt really stuffed after eating it. It’s much bigger than the $5 burgers at Pecas Y Mas nearby. The fries were a bit disappointing though – they just seem like frozen fries bought at the supermarket. Overall we had a good experience and will certainly be back – perhaps even after going out one night, as the place is open till 3am on weeknights and 6am on weekends.