We went to Made in Puerto Rico on a week night. It was late and the restaurant wasn’t too busy. We were seated immediately. The restaurant blasted reggaeton and salsa from their speakers, as a few people sat at the bar smoking hookahs and having drinks.
For starters, we ordered shrimp and beef empanadas. We had a side of wings along with our cocktails. I wanted shrimp and steak for dinner but they didn’t have steak so I settled for shrimp in garlic sauce with white rice and beans. Omar had their fried pork chops with white rice and beans. The food is good, very filling. They were parsimonious with the mint leaves in my mojito. It was definitely not a true mojito due to the lack of mint, but I drank it with no complaints. Omar had his basic vodka and cranberry. He rarely steps out of the box when it comes to ordering drinks or food. He is pretty consistent with his drink and meal choices.
We ordered dessert and took it to go. Omar had the cheesecake and I had their tres leches cake. I am not a big fan of cheesecake, but their tres leches cake was good. Overall, the food at Made in Puerto Rico is good. I think the atmosphere supersedes the food. I have had better Puerto Rican food at my Mother-in-law’s home in St. Mary’s Houses in the Bronx.
My recommendation is to go for the nightlife not so much the food. This is definitely a Bronx hot spot for those who love Latin music and Latin cuisine, with a little luxury and a hint of trap life. I’m sure you’ll walk away feeling some form of gratitude. The restaurant is a great addition to the Bronx and offers yummy options for delicious Puerto Rican Cuisine.
Made In Puerto Rico Latin Cuisine
3363 East Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461