In the hustle and bustle of running around New York City there is a place to find time to sizzle with some Latin goodness.
Grand Central Terminal’s Latin fast-casual eatery Latineria (Lower Level 89, East 42nd Street) is poping with delicious delights. Renowned Mexican Chef Julian Medina has created a lovely all-day eatery serving traditional Latin fare.
Smiles welcome you at the counter as you look over the offerings of the large menu. Morning to night you have options to feast on homemade empanadas, richly-flavored Sancocho, grande Sandwiches, and Platos a la Medina.
The empanadas come in a variety of flavors and are served hot and fresh. Platos are massive in servings and spiced just right such as the amazing Ropa Vieja (shredded beef, peppers braised in tomato sauce). If you don’t have time to sit and are running to catch a train get to go the traditional Cubano, or Pollo Sandwich with avocado mayonnaise and queso blanco.
Raised in Mexico City, Julian was inspired by his father’s and grandfather’s authentic home cooking. Trained professionally in Mexico City, he later came to New York City and since 1999, he’s created numerous acclaimed food concepts around town, and garnered accolades from the food media, including The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as appearing on various high-profile television shows.
Be sure to check out his fun spot today. Tourists and locals alike will enjoy the sizzle.