Just opened: Guapo Cocina Mexicana in Yonkers

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Guapo Cocina Mexicana, a new restaurant by the owners of Zuppa in Yonkers, opened recently at 10 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, serving table-side guacamole, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and molotes, corn dough which is filled and fried. Specialties are Mexican sandwiches, known as tortas and cemitas, with such fillings as spicy pork and pineapple, breaded chicken, chorizo and chicken tinga.

Chef Milton Calle, left, and Guapo owners, Nando Paterra, center,  Edi Dedi, right, at their Mexican restaurant Guapo in Yonkers.  (Carucha L. Meuse / The Journal News )

The restaurant has an earthy and welcoming feel, with terra-cotta floors, exposed brick, and sand colored walls. There are also a few twists on the classics, including a popular pomegranate guacamole and fried corn empanadas filled with potatoes and spicy chorizo.

Guapo recently began serving Mexican brunch 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The $15 price includes an appetizer, entree choices such as chilquilas, and a glass of complimentary Mimosa or Sangria. Guapo means handsome in Spanish.

The 411 on Guapo Cocina Mexicana: 10 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-920-5900, facebook.com/GuapoCocinaMexicana Guapo is open  noon until 11:00 p.m. daily and brunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekends.

 

-- Megan McCaffrey

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  1. I had heard good things about this restaurant and last night my wife and I went. We sat down and was greeted with chips and salsa which were tasty. I regret that that was the highlight for us. We ordered our meal and appetizers and ate chips and imbibed in our drinks while waiting for our guacamole. About 10 minutes later friends arrived and sat near us. They ordered and promptly received their appetizers, including guacamole. (same waitress; only five tables with patrons). By then we were waiting more than 35 minutes. We asked to speak to the manager and after waiting another 15 minutes without him showing up we left. In all a depressingly poor performance but when we were told the restaurant was owned by the owners of Zuppa we understood the poor management. No matter how good the food may be we will not return. There are other Mexican restaurants in Yonkers and nearby which we will patronize instead.

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