El Castillo de Jagua

Latin American Restaurant and Caribbean Restaurant · Lower East Side
113 Rivington St (at Essex St.), New York, NY 10002, United States
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  • Today
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 2:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 69 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Chantae V.
    "Best Dominican & Cuban food..."(3 Tips)
    The Maharlikans
    "quick bite and a deal try the best cubano in the city."(8 Tips)
    Cesar R.
    "Homemade beef stew with rice and beans for $6? Sure"(3 Tips)
    "Baked chicken was mehhhh"(4 Tips)
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35 tips and reviews.

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  • dominican
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • rice and beans
  • beef stew
  • fried plantains
  • baked chicken
  • good for a quick meal
  • daily specials
  • great value
  • milkshakes
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
  • desserts
  • meats
  • authentic
  • pork
  • shrimp
  • homemade food
  • mofongo
  • lunch
  • Mike F.

    Refreshingly unpretentious, no-frills Dominican grub spot in the LES. "Small" 1/4 Baked Chicken is served wiith a mountain of yellow rice and beans for ~$7 and will send you home with leftovers.

    Mike Friedman · December 25, 2015
  • Katie E.

    The baked chicken is so tender I started tearing up 😋

    Katie Eytch · December 15, 2015
  • Kimmie O.

    Their daily specials are delicious. Get their pernil!

    Kimmie Ohh · June 14, 2015
  • Raúl J.

    After many years the food is still good. Might need a face lift and the bathroom needs a little more attention

    Raúl Jimenez · May 30, 2015
  • Amanda T.

    cuban sandwich $5

    Amanda Theiler · April 28, 2015
  • Jake S.

    Pre-buttered bread is legitimately definitive

    Jake Sinsheimer · September 1, 2014
  • Neky R.

    One of the homie spots. Cheap eats

    Neky Romero · August 18, 2014
  • Sherina D.

    Lunch specials and sandwiches

    Sherina Davis · August 12, 2014
  • Dylan O.

    Half chicken with rice and beans, can't go wrong. Cafe con leche for desert.

    Dylan Ousley · July 24, 2014
  • Drizzy Drea

    Oxtails tasted very tomato-y and rather spicy for my liking....not puerto rican abuela style...do not recommend :(

    Drizzy Drea · April 17, 2014
  • Terry S.

    Get the cubano and maybe a side of fried plantains if you're feeling naughty.

    Terry Son · March 18, 2014
  • Robert M.

    Good Dominican food til midnight, daily specials, but Camaron-fongo is where it's at. Monfongo (smashed fried plantain) with camarones (shrimp ) with a garlic sauce hit the spot

    Robert M · October 9, 2013
  • Heidi B.

    I had the lunch special - every day $6.50- today i had the pork

    Heidi B · September 13, 2013
  • Jen D.

    Get the mofongo! "It looks like cat food but its good"

    Jen Digney · August 22, 2013
  • Kathy L.

    Mofunga is great!

    Kathy Lien · August 22, 2013
  • John S.

    Awful. Just awful. Cool was handling breakfast meat with his bare hands. And that's *not* what she said! Got charged more than the menu price. Seriously?

    John Spalding · August 4, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    At just $5, you'll be hard pressed to find a better Cuban sandwich in the Lower East Side.

    Serious Eats · April 25, 2013
  • Arthur T.

    Cubanos are great here!!

    Arthur T. · April 10, 2013
  • The Maharlikans

    get the beef stew and mofongo, but for a quick bite and a deal try the best cubano in the city.

    The Maharlikans · March 24, 2013
  • Alex F.

    Don't come in a hurry.

    Alex Frias · January 23, 2013

    You can't go wrong with this spot

    HOMAGE BROOKLYN · January 13, 2013
  • Jeffrey E.

    Get the morir soñando - it's like a creamsicle milkshake! Also, they make a damn good Cuban sandwich

    Jeffrey Eng · July 22, 2012
  • Untapped Cities

    After the cast of 'How To Make it in America' began eating here between takes, the restaurant was soon transformed into a filming location. Find out more: Read more

    Untapped Cities · July 20, 2012
  • Chantae V.

    Best Dominican & Cuban food...

    Chantae Vetrice · February 26, 2012
  • Carlo M.

    Tres leches is sublime

    Carlo Mirasol · January 16, 2012
  • KaHee

    Baked chicken was mehhhh

    KaHee · October 16, 2011
  • Gerald S.

    Great place for Slow Carb Dieters. 4 hour Body. But choose, choose wisely.

    Gerald Soto · October 12, 2011
  • Gerald S.

    Sit at the counter for best service.

    Gerald Soto · August 29, 2011
  • Richard S.

    Cubano sandwich

    Richard Sarrach · August 20, 2011
  • Cesar R.

    Homemade beef stew with rice and beans for $6? Sure

    Cesar R. · August 11, 2011
  • Braulio M.

    Back of the menu has great combination plates.

    Braulio Motus · July 25, 2011
  • Miguel S.

    One of the only spots in Manhattan to get a real Cuban sandwich

    Miguel Senquiz · June 30, 2011
  • Jose J.

    Mofongo. Yes.

    Jose Jimenez · January 27, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Baked Chicken

    Foodspotting · December 9, 2010
  • Aja

    Order a nice chilled glass of red wine. Refreshing! :-|

    Aja · April 17, 2010

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