Bocadillo is one my four food groups. Cheap eats that are homemade and satisfy my late night cravings (and daytime) like nothing else.
They serve daily made arepas, ordered grilled or fried, filled with black beans, avocado, fried plantain and salty cheese… I order the fried “Pabellon” arepa and I replace the beef with avocado. I’m here especially for the side of tequenos- juicy fried cheese sticks served warm to dip in a heavenly, green, secret sauce.
Meat lovers can go for the Pulled Pork Sandwich: pork marinated in passion fruit juice and white wine for two days, and slow cooked for another 12 hours.
Bocadillo is as authentic as it comes. They developed a recipe with local Mexican cheese makers to get the taste as close to home as possible – “no preservatives, kept in a salty liquid, proper melt ensured”.
For dessert, I have another tequeno, this time with a dark chocolate filling. On even sweeter days, the Tres leches: a milk-soaked pound cake soaked topped with dulce de leche.
Food is served in checkered wax paper and note this spot is not for speedy service but worth every minute. Don’t miss the hidden terrace at the back.
P.S. They have a second location in Little Italy.