Manu's Bodega is inspired by the neighborhood bodegas of the Dominican Republic, but its menu brings fresh Latin flavors inspired by the native dishes of Bolivia, Cuba, Peru, and more. Manu Alfau's menu draws from childhood experiences of stopping in the local bodegas, or convenience stores, in the Dominican Republic, where locals would stop in for amenities, a cold beer, a home cooked lunch, or a simple pack of cigarettes. The puerco asado at Manu's Bodega has risen in the ranks as one of Seattle's best sandwiches and Manu's Bodega's signature (gluten free) yucca empanadas are made by hand at the shop. In Seattle, Manu's Bodega is a Latin hideaway in Pioneer Square where one could enjoy food on its outdoor patio while waiting to catch the next bus, but fair warning, once you settle in on the Latin deck, you'll be watching more than a few buses drive by.
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