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SIDE PARK CAFÉ

APOLOGIES! DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS, WE WILL BE
CLOSED ON SUNDAY, MAY 28TH, AND MONDAY, MAY 29TH. 

ABOUT THE CAFÉ

cafeWe are a truly Mexican and Latin American casual dining cuisine that aims to enhance people’s gastronomic experiences by complementing them with a celebration of Latin American art. We open our doors with welcoming arms to invite everyone to get to know and appreciate the strength and authenticity that derives from our multicultural society.

New York City has been since its early beginnings a promised land for those who dare to work hard enough to accomplish their dreams. Considered a beacon of diversity and hope, it has been the breeding ground for Latin American art and culture to take root and evolve. It is then no wonder that Side Park Cafe would be born here. Envisioned and conceived by a group of people full of the immigrant spirit that this amazing city harbors and celebrates.

It bears its name due to its location right next to the most iconic park in the city, Central Park. The Side Park Cafe team is comprised by food and beverage aficionados with an untamed entrepreneurial spirit striving to create and replicate over and over again the exquisite experience behind our product. We are a group of thrill seekers that understand there is more to eating and drinking than our mere sustenance and survival. You can expect to be welcomed and overwhelmed by our warm, professional, and friendly service, exceptional quality in every dish and beverage, and great company surrounded by an artistic environment that thrives in the expression of art.

We unite our efforts with those of El Museo del Barrio of presenting and preserving the art and culture of all Latin Americans in the United States of America. Due to our passion for service, we are committed to actively enhance through our gastronomic creations the experience the museum’s patrons and our guests have through social gatherings and celebrations where your taste buds take command.

HOURS OF OPERATION

DAYS TIMES
Monday – Friday 8am – 11pm
Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm

CARLOS ANDRES SERNA

Carlos Andres was born in Cartago, a small city in the South American country of Colombia. Andy, as people call him, was born into a small family comprised by his entrepreneur father named Jairo Serna who owned several businesses and became an exporter of coffee and cocoa beans; and his mother Gloria. At the young age of 8 years old, Andy’s mother immigrated to Miami when his father passed away. She ventured into this new country firmly determined to work hard in order to provide for her son a good future while he stayed in Cartago under the care of an aunt whom he remembers with great affection.

With over twenty years of experience in the food industry and thirty-five different companies, Andy’s entrepreneurial spirit has been an unstoppable driver that has led him to create NY Restaurant Cafe Group where he has been able to bring to life all of his projects and endeavors related to the food services industry. Run by a family that takes pride on bringing the home touch to every dish and every cup of coffee crafted, his sole objective is to provide all of his patrons with an exquisite experience.

RENTALS AND CATERING

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

For Rental Application, click here.
Rental FAQs, click here.

For more information, please contact Erica Torres via email at etorres@elmuseo.org.