The New York Times asked readers to tell them about their favorite diner, bodega, and other spots that are or were regarded as quintessential New York. Their selection from more than 100 submissions included La Taza de Oro–a place many of us remember with deep affection. It was the first restaurant I ate at in New York City back in the day. You can see it and other selections here.
La Taza de Oro
Chelsea, closed in 2015
It was a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, best roast chicken, yellow rice, red beans, café con leche, and flan for a handful of dollars during its many years.