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Tucked in a nondescript loading dock in Midtown is El Sabroso, a tiny Latin lunch counter that fits the size of a freight elevator. Ecuadorian chef Tony Molina opened the operation in 1996 and he changes the menu every day. Your best bet is to order whatever Molina suggests -- be it chicken stew, seasoned steak, or pulled pork -- served on a paper plate with an obligatory side of rice and beans. Grab a seat at the five-person counter and watch the building's deliveries come through as you bask in Midtown's greatest cheap eats gem.

Latin food
New York

El Sabroso

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Tucked in a nondescript loading dock in Midtown is El Sabroso, a tiny Latin lunch counter that fits the size of a freight elevator. Ecuadorian chef Tony Molina opened the operation in 1996 and he changes the menu every day. Your best bet is to order whatever Molina suggests -- be it chicken stew, seasoned steak, or pulled pork -- served on a paper plate with an obligatory side of rice and beans. Grab a seat at the five-person counter and watch the building's deliveries come through as you bask in Midtown's greatest cheap eats gem.