Cholo’s Kitchen – 4 Lawton Street – (914) 235-0094

The emergence of a more vibrant restaurant scene is essential to the success of downtown New Rochelle, so when I encounter a great restaurant, I try to call attention to it in the hope that it will be supported. My favorite discovery of the month is Cholo’s Kitchen on Lawton Street, just north of Main Street and south of the Public Library. Cholo’s features a great assortment of Peruvian specialties (all flavorful, fresh, and inexpensive) in a charming, cozy setting. My personal favorite is the mixed seafood ceviche, raw fish “cooked” in lime juice. Cholo’s also offers take-out service. Give it a try.