Owner Dan Ortiz (pictured right) greeted us warmly, we picked up a few Midori Magaritas from Marta at the large bar and headed out back to enjoy the lovely evening in the garden patio. Afterwards, we headed inside for delicious surf and turf all the while boppin’ to the fabulous beat of Annette Anquilar’s drums and the first class music of her StringBeans (pictured above left), several who I’m told have played with the late Tito Puente – a superstar who called Willie’s “a home away from home” back in the day. As people who drive in from as far away as Jersey and Connecticut can attest – this place is well worth a subway or bus ride! Check them out!
Getting there: Take the #6 to Parkchester and walk west on Westchester Avenue.