My boyfriend and I take pride in finding cheap eats in the city. One day I had a horrible craving for Spanish food and Cafe Ollin totally hit the spot. And since my local spot (El Deportivo) closed. I had to find another place. Off topic…. They had been in buisness for as long as I can remember. 20+ years before it closed. It got turned into another a**hole yuppi bar. My neighborhood is becoming nothing but bars and Thai restaurants. So depressing. Anyway, back to the story. So in our search for some cheap eats we came across Cafe Ollin. Already glowing with great reviews we decided to check it out. Located in East Harlem, a tiny hole in the wall that can seat 10 people if you’re lucky. We both ended up having the same thing. The “Brody” It basically looks like whats pictured above. A large sandwich made of of breaded beef, fried pork, ham, pineapple, white cheese, yellow cheese, and oaxacan cheese. It was amazing. a little spicy with lots of flavor. The meat was cooked just right that it fell apart. Each flavor was distinct but blended together to make an amazing dish. The cheese was gooey and melted together perfectly. The sandwich was also so big it lasted us two meals. More then you can ask for now a days. If you have $10 to spend and are in New York I highly recommend it.
Link: Cafe Ollin