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El Café offers a rich variety of dishes that span the diverse countries and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. The 120-seat, light-flooded Café provides a multicultural culinary experience with a new menu featured every other week, including delicious empanadas, ceviche, tacos, platos fuertes and more. Authentically prepared, each dish lists the country of origin.


“The food is great! Really unique cold drinks! Wonderful café con leche. Some food highlights- steak burrito, duck and chicken empanadas. Recommend being open 7 days per week until 8pm.”

“We thought the food was absolutely wonderful. Very bright and cheerful too.”

“Fantastic! This is the best museum café experience. Food is great- I LOVE the made-to-order preparation. Yum.”

“Great food, great prices. Nice variety and true latins loved it all around!”


Monday – Friday 8am-4pm
Saturday Sunday 11am-4pm


With open views overlooking Central Park’s Conservatory Garden, El Café’s multi-functional room is ideal for your next celebration. From catered events, and lectures, to small screenings, and wedding receptions, El Cafe is equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities.

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For more information, please contact Erica Torres via email at