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The Facts
NAME: Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails
IT'S: A Nicaraguan-inspired restaurant and bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn

03-05-2018

OPENED: May 03rd, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Vanessa Palazio, Adam Schneider, Marshall Altier and Nathan Meshberg
DID YOU KNOW: For dessert, Chicha offers Maduras Infiernos, with churro, sweet plantains, queso seco and corn ice cream
LOCATION: Brooklyn
ADDRESS: 198 Randolph St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Jefferson St
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-2:00am (the bar is open until 4:00am)
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 718-366-2114
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails

OPENED586 DAYS AGO

A Nicaraguan-inspired restaurant – Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails – lands in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Brought to you by husband and wife team Vanessa Palazio and Adam Schneider – of grilled cheese hit Little Muenster – Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails is inspired by the traditional foods of Nicaraguan cafés.

Chicha Chicha Cafetin and Cocktails-Interior

The Spot:

Located in an old warehouse garage with high ceilings, the 60-seat space is undeniably beautiful and airy. Combining a playful design with Nicaraguan elements, Chicha is fitted with pastel pink tables and a mix of blue and gold chairs, while tropical hardwoods and century-old cement tiles are used throughout the space. A long bar runs along the left side of the restaurant, yet the focal point is the striking mural by local Bushwick artist W3RC.

Chicha Chicha Cafetin and Cocktails-Arrozcon Pollo BuñuelosImage credit: Adam Schneider

 The Food:

Taking inspiration from fritangas – Nicaragua’s famous street food vendors – and cafés, the menu features corn tortillas with quesillo cheese (Oaxacan-style string cheese) and a selection of Antojitos (literally: little cravings), made for sharing. Offering both classic and inventive options, Chicha serves corn tortillas with slow cooked chicken; pork braised in Toña beer or seared lobster tail with sea bean slaw. Shareable dishes include black clams poached in coconut milk; guacamole served with fruit chips, and shredded short rib with smoked coconut.

Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails-gin fizzImage credit: Adam Schneider

The Drinks:

Helmed by Marshall Altier – who’s also behind the award winning bar programs at Terroir and Insieme – Chicha offers a menu of Nicaraguan and Caribbean-inspired drinks. Think cocktails with rum fire Jamaican Overproof Rum or gin with cornflower distillate, as well as Nicaraguan beers such as Toña and Panga.

The Damage:

Dishes vary between $4 and $22; cocktails are around $12.

Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails-elotitosImage credit: Adam Schneider

In a Nutshell:

After growing up with home cooked meals from her Nicaraguan parents and visiting the country regularly, Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails has been a longtime coming for co-owner and culinary director Vanessa Palazio.

Featured image: Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails by Adam Schneider

The Facts
NAME: Chicha Cafetín and Cocktails
IT'S: A Nicaraguan-inspired restaurant and bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn

03-05-2018

OPENED: May 03rd, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Vanessa Palazio, Adam Schneider, Marshall Altier and Nathan Meshberg
DID YOU KNOW: For dessert, Chicha offers Maduras Infiernos, with churro, sweet plantains, queso seco and corn ice cream
LOCATION: Brooklyn
ADDRESS: 198 Randolph St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Jefferson St
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-2:00am (the bar is open until 4:00am)
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 718-366-2114
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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