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Best Eats For One Dollar In Washington Heights

First Posted: 12/01/10 12:20 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

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Metromix New York:

When I think of cheap food in Manhattan, my mind wanders to the dumpling stalls of Chinatown and the hobo-friendly, dollar-slice pizza joints of Hell's Kitchen. Maybe I've been in Brooklyn too long, but rarely do I think of neighborhoods north of Central Park, save for Spanish Harlem.

"What about Washington Heights?" asked my friend Gabi, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than a decade.

Down 181st Street, she explained, awaits a bazaar of cheap Dominican, Mexican and Puerto Rican eats, from crunchy chunks of chicharrón to deep-fried chicken pasteles, pork tamales and pastries stuffed with guava and cream cheese.

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Filed by Grace Green  |