This Old-School Puerto Rican Restaurant Is Essential for Pork Fanatics | Food Skills

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  • Published on:  Monday, December 17, 2018
  • When Anthony Bourdain visited 188 Cuchifritos in the Bronx for an episode of Parts Unknown, he summed up its appeal with one simple proclamation: "I don’t know any place porkier." The old-school lunch counter specializes in Puerto Rican and Dominican cuchifritos, or fried pig parts ranging from ultra-crispy skin (chicharrón), to chewy pig ears and blood sausage. Serving the local community for more than 35 years, 188 Cuchritos offers a stark contrast to the swarms of franchises that have popped up in the neighborhood: hand-painted signs, a loyal army of regulars, and a father-son duo at the helm of the family-operated business. Here, Jose Coto and Jose Jr. tell the story of how the restaurant persevered through the decades and ultimately won Bourdain's co-sign as "the center of the pork universe."

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  • First We Feast

    First We Feast

     a years ago +109

    Hope you guys enjoy this special edition of Food Skills. What foods do you want to see covered?

  • JlRuhlow 64

    JlRuhlow 64

     5 days ago

    presented by the U.S. Army "we love killing foreigners, but also.. here's some food"

  • Juan Pablo Ok

    Juan Pablo Ok

     21 days ago

    SNL - Mofongo!

  • Christina Castellanos

    Christina Castellanos

     28 days ago

    Right up the block from where I grew up 👌👌 eaten there plenty of times. So delicious both places!!



     1 months ago

    0:30 🔥💃

  • malefrmbk


     1 months ago

    Will definitely be checking that place out wepppaaaa

  • Fresh Mint

    Fresh Mint

     2 months ago

    As a Dominican i love Puerto rican food!!

  • Lea Chulita

    Lea Chulita

     2 months ago

    A Cuban making Puerto Rican food 😱

  • Jose Cruz

    Jose Cruz

     2 months ago

    Glad to be Puerto Rican 👌🏽❤️

  • arseymcpherson


     2 months ago

    No harm to you mate. This looks absolutely fucked. Perfect swill for the American appetite.

  • Alexis Elizondo

    Alexis Elizondo

     4 months ago

    WEPA! Boricua all the way baby! 🙌🇵🇷♥️💙

  • Drift King

    Drift King

     4 months ago +1

    There’s no Puerto Rican food here at California. :/

  • TheDrZoidberg


     6 months ago

    Come here for lunch about once a week. Best part of working in the Bronx. Very cheap too!

  • ruben Goodliff

    ruben Goodliff

     7 months ago


  • Manny Sanchez

    Manny Sanchez

     7 months ago

    Grew up here and was always hanging on Fordham Rd. You could smell the yumminess before you even saw the storefront. WEPA!!!

  • Fish For Thought

    Fish For Thought

     8 months ago

    the son is lucky to have that father
    the father is luck to have such a son

  • Rants And Faves

    Rants And Faves

     8 months ago

    What a cute family!

  • cheranguista


     9 months ago

    Puñeta que grasero mas bueno!!! Boricua

  • Meghan M.

    Meghan M.

     9 months ago


  • robert ramirez

    robert ramirez

     9 months ago

    i got to eat here a few years ago during my first trip to NY. DELICIOUS FOOD!!!