Popular Dominican restaurant, La Casa Del Mofongo, is coming to The Bronx

A popular Dominican restaurant dedicated to the staple dish of deep-fried plantains mashed together and filled with different types of meats known as mofongo throughout the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico is coming to The Bronx.

La Casa del Mofongo will be opening their fifth location and first Bronx location at the former TGI Friday’s at the Gun Hill Commons Mall in the Pelham Gardens, Baychester area.

The former TGI Friday’s will soon be home to La Casa Del Mofongo’s fifth location and first in The Bronx / Image via Google Streets

The chain will be joining other tenants at the mall like Aldi, Chuck E Cheese, Planet Fitness, and Home Depot.

Its location at the 7,500 square foot space near I-95 and Gun Hill Road, as well as ample parking, will provide for easy access to not just borough residents, particularly 45,000 residents of Co-op City just across the highway, but folks in Westchester County looking for some good, Dominican food.

According to Real Estate Weekly, Felix Cabrera, founder and owner of La Casa Del Mofongo said, “We’re thrilled to be opening our first location in The Bronx. We saw an incredible opportunity to expand into a large and well-equipped building that’s convenient and easily accessible. We’re looking to sharing our cuisine and providing entertainment to the greater Bronx community.”

Right now, Bronxites who love La Casa Del Mofongo have to trek over to Washington Heights to get their fix but come Spring of next year, they will be able to stay right here in the borough, especially for residents in the East Bronx.

Once they open, we’ll be happy to keep our money right here in the borough by going there instead of The Heights.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.