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The best new bars and restaurants in the Bronx

As New Yorkers, we have an embarrassment of riches. Not only do we have our pick of well-established institutions and classics in the making to choose from when it comes to our eats and drinks, there are new places opening faster than you can Instagram. Check out the latest from the Bronx...

The Bronx Brewery

The Bronx is something of a brewery hotspot
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The Bronx is something of a brewery hotspot -- just this month The Real Deal reported that Chelsea Brewery recently moved to the borough. One of the newest spots currently in operation is The Bronx Brewery, which last month celebrated its one-year anniversary in Port Morris. Its tasting room is open seven days a week to sample its signature pale ales, play games and purchase more brews to enjoy at home. 856 E. 136th St., 718-402-1000, thebronxbrewery.com

La Masa

This family-owned Morris Park gem has the biggest
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This family-owned Morris Park gem has the biggest variety of Colombian-style empanadas imaginable. Choose from 15 kinds, including ground or shredded beef, guava and cheese and even Nutella. Order early -- they sell out fast. Closed Sundays; 1000 Morris Park Ave., 718-822-6272, lamasa.us

Hudson Garden Grill

The New York Botanical Garden opened its first
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The New York Botanical Garden opened its first full-service, sit-down restaurant in April, so you can grab a proper meal in between exploring the grounds. Helmed by Stephen STARR Events, it features a menu of refined New American cuisine, made with locally-sourced, ethically-produced ingredients. 2900 Southern Blvd., 646-627-7711, nybg.org

Made in Puerto Rico

The sounds of Hector La Voz and El
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The sounds of Hector La Voz and El Gran Combo combined with an all-white interior will have you feeling like you've stepped into beautiful San Juan. Formerly Siete Ocho Siete, it reopened in May with the same signature menu items like mofongo. 3363 E. Tremont Ave., 718-684-1309

Mamajuana Cafe

The predominantly Hispanic borough is heating up with
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The predominantly Hispanic borough is heating up with the spicy flavors of the Latin food scene. Stop by this eatery to dig into delicious traditional Latin American food modernized by chef Ricardo Cardona. 3233 E. Tremont Ave., 718- 824-8400, mamajuanacafebronx.com

Travesias

This Latin cultural fusion restaurant will take your
Photo Credit: Travesias

This Latin cultural fusion restaurant will take your palate on a trip around the globe with dishes that blend Latin, Mediterranean, Indian, Asian and European cultures. A must-try is the sea bass with sautéed veggies in the house sauce. 3834 E. Tremont Ave., 718-828-3834

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