On the heels of Marcha Cocina’s opening, the East Village just got another chic Latin fusion spot. Visitors to Secara can expect “wholesome homestyle meals, prepared traditionally and presented in a contemporary way,” according to general manager Alberto Spadnuda.
“It’s a family business,” said Spadnuda, explaining how Colombian owner Adolfo Toro and his cousin’s long-held dream to start a restaurant finally came to fruition. They’ve turned the former home of The Cardinal, on East 4th Street, into “a cozy neighbourhood place, a place for the people.”
The food spans “several South American countries,” per Spadnuda, who singled out the fluke ceviche, empanadas and arepas “made from scratch,” and the bandeja paisa — a combination curacao steak, chicharon, arepas aleja and sweet plantain. “It’s like a flag for latin fusion,” he said.
Have a look at the menu here.
Secara, 234 E 4th St., nr. Avenue B; (917) 475-1892