Food & Drink

Oficina Latina

Published On 10/13/2010 Published On 10/13/2010
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1. Oficina Latina 24 Prince St, New York, NY 10012 (Nolita)

This upscale Soho eatery is designed to resemble a roadside stop along the Carrera Panamericana -- a 50s road race that spanned the Pan-American highway. The dining room is best described as a stylish rendering of a mechanic's garage, with rubber-caged construction lights, tables plated in rusted sheet metal, and a full-fledged 1965 BMW motorcycle on display. Black-and-white photographs from the race line the walls, along with a melange of other vintage fixings. Primarily focused on Latin fare -- the dominate cuisine along the route -- the kitchen also serves globally influenced dishes like chicken-chorizo paella and grilled Portuguese octopus.