Try the tostones. Consisting of savory fried green plantains, Raymond, one of the hermanos who runs the place, describes them as "the Dominican version of French fries." #yumWhat started off almost two decades ago as a small Latin grocery has morphed into what just might be the best Dominican restaurant around. One bite of the Bandera, a plate that mimics the Dominican Republic's tri-color flag with three heaping servings of rice + beans, a choice of succulent meats, and a side of plantains or salad and I wonder why aren't shops like Los Hermanos on every corner? Although I suppose to make it this perfect, we'd have to clone the Compres family who runs the place. The two hermanos are twins Raymond and Aris. In their twenties now, they reminisce about how the restaurant developed: "When we were growing up, this was a grocery store. The whole family spent a lot of time here, so my mom often cooked here for us, but when customers would come in, they'd smell the food and start asking for it." A few years later, the family removed the remaining grocer's shelves and installed an expansive hot bar, where Mama Compres's home cooking gets made fresh every day. Pro tip: try the tostones. Consisting of savory fried green plantains, Raymond describes them as "the Dominican version of French fries." #yum.
Small Plate, $7
Variety of Empanadas
Mofongo (a plantain and meat dish)
Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.