Taza de Oro

  • Dining

    May 11, 2011

    Coppelia Wants to Cuba Your Peru

    Julian Medina's new place invents the Pan-Latin diner

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? -- La Taza de Oro, in Chelsea

    ​Yes, it's a bowl of Puerto Rican mondongo, the celebrated tripe soup. It took Harold Turkoman about an hour after the contest went up to identify the origin of the chunky yellowish soup as Chelsea's La Taza de Oro (96 Eighth Avenue, 212-243-9946) one of the city's few remaining Puerto Rican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Organ Recital--Mondongo at La Taza de Oro

    Tripe turns out to be a rather ambiguous term in English. The foremost meaning, as far as Fork in the Road is concerned, is the stomach lining of a cow, which is also known sometimes as honeycomb tripe, due to the texture of its surface, which is crosshatched in a way that makes it look like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    A Modest Proposal--Restaurant Landmarking

      I was hurrying down West 125th on the way to a new Ethiopian place a friend had tipped me to, when I stopped short. One of my favorite soul food spots, M& G Diner, was shuttered tight as a drum. The place had long been a 24-hour pit stop for southern-style fried chicken, sweet corn muffins, c ... More >>