NYC has a huge Afro-Latinox community with a melting pot of culture, history, and food, contributing to the vibrancy of the Big Apple. 

One of the best ways to learn about a new culture is through your tastebuds, and NYC certainly has its fair share of Afro-Latinx restaurants. 

Here are the top 10 Afro-Latinx restaurants in the city that never sleeps:

With two locations in Brooklyn, this Mexican spot has some of the best tacos in the area. Head there for the $2 Taco Tuesday special where you can try the fried chicken, grilled chicken, jerk pork, and fish tacos!

According to its site, “Beatstro celebrates the Bronx as well as its rich Puerto Rican and African-American presence.”

The menu features dishes which are a beautiful fusion of both cultures. The Mofonguitos and Pernil are musts when dining at Beatstro. 

Located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Bodega 88 offers Latin-inspired small plates with incredible sangria and mojitos.

The brunch menu features mouth-watering dishes such as French toast with coconut milk, dulce de leech, fresh berry compote, and coconut flakes.

Head to 10th Avenue in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen to taste the delicious dishes at this Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar. The Tinga De Pollo tacos are delightful.

This Latin and Caribbean fusion restaurant has both enticing dishes and cocktails. The Spicy Plantano Rellenos guarantees an explosion of flavor on your tastebuds.

Head to the Bronx to try all of the comfort-Dominican food served at Leche Y Miel. The shrimp ceviche and oxtails will feel like a hug from your grandma.

This beer garden is located in the Bronx and is owned by Willie Colon, a former NY Jets player. Here you’ll find bar food such as “Bodega Chopped Cheese” and “Up Hayes! Slammin’ Nachos.”

The purpose of this restaurant is to provide healthy vegan food to the Black community. Try the Nacho Average Nachos for a healthy spin on this popular dish.

Located in the Bronx, this cafe has solidified itself as a key part of its community. Not only is the coffee amazing, but there are yummy food choices as well. 

Head to Brooklyn for a taste of authentic Panamanian food. From arroz con pollo to escovitch fish, this spot is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.