185 Main St
White Plains, NY
This upbeat eatery specializes in Latin fare with a Carribean twist. Favorite include mofongo, mashed boiled plantains with onion, garlic, and pork rind; chicken, shrimp, or lobster cooked with rice in a tomato base; and Karamba chicken. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations recommended.
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Best Bargain Latin (2005)
With the average cost of a meal in the county around $35, wouldn't it be nice to find a reliable eatery with quality, inexpensive fare? Seventy-five percent ethnic Cuban eatery and 25 percent American diner (burgers, salads, and grilled cheese are also offered), Karamba is the ideal casual lunch or dinner spot for a budget conscious diner--a dinner tab for two rarely goes much above $20. Throw in well-portioned servings, and it's double the great deal. And try a batido (the Latin version of a milkshake), in three frothy flavors: mango, pineapple, and vanilla.
Best Latin on the Cheap (2010)
The savory Latin dishes at Karamba Café are delicious as is, but what makes them go down even more quickly is that they’re easy on the wallet. For $6.50 to $7, you can have yourself one heck of a scrumptious lunch of steak and onions, or, perhaps, oven-baked chicken with a side of sweet plantains, or maybe you’d prefer rice and beans today. Dig a tad deeper into your pocket—say, for a 10 spot, and dinner can be yours, too. And if you’re too tired (or lazy) to put on a pair of shoes and go there, have your chow delivered (unless you live north of the 287 line.)
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Web Site: http://www.karambacafe.com/
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