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Open in North Babylon: Casa del Campo Dominican Restaurant
The new Casa del Campo Dominican Restaurant is serving mojitos and mofongo in the renovated North Babylon strip mall space that last housed Oriental Palace.
Tony Ramirez, a former owner at Merengue Dominican Restaurant in Garden City Park, owns the restaurant with his father, Rene Ramirez, who is also a partner at Dominican Restaurant 5 in Deer Park. That’s where Casa del Campo's chef, Andres Garcia, last cooked.
On the menu: tostones rellenos, or stuffed plantain cups with pork, chicken, skirt steak or shrimp ($9-$15), seafood ceviche ($14), mofongo (seasoned mashed plantains) with vegetables, pork, chicken, steak or shrimp ($13-$18), pernil asado, or roasted pork ($16) and red snapper in garlic sauce ($19).
Casa del Campo Dominican Restaurant is at 1159 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon, 631-586-1171.