If you’ve never had a patacon, it’s a Venezuelan sandwich that swaps out fried plantains instead of bread. In other words, you should enjoy one in the near future. And the best one you’ll find in NYC is from Cachapas Y Mas, which is conveniently open 24 hours on weekends and is always playing Latin music videos from the ’80s and ’90s. The cachapas here are stuffed to the brim with moist, shredded beef and cheese - get one and also be sure to order some tequenos, arepas, and maracuchas for the table.
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