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La Cocina de Marcia in Freeport is replaced

Baked red snapper at the departed La Cocina

Baked red snapper at the departed La Cocina de Marcia in Freeport. (Sept. 14, 2010) (Credit: Newsday / Michael E. Ach)

A Freeport favorite for Dominican fare, La Cocina de Marcia, has closed. The restaurant earned two stars for such well-wrought dishes as pernil (roasted pork), whole baked red snapper and sopa de mariscos (seafood soup).

Now occupying the same space is a new Dominican restaurant, called La Cocina del Papa y la Mama. Manager Jonathan Buenrostro said the restaurant offers the same dishes as its predecessor  — among them whole baked red snapper ($14.50) pernil ($11.99), barbecued chicken ($11.99) and sancocho ($6) — but with additions, such as a chicken breast stew with seafood ($29), which serves 2.

La Cocina del Papa y la Mama is at 77B W. Merrick Rd., Freeport, 516-442-2462.
 

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