Tapa Toro's paella parties on Dec. 24 and 25
, but there are more places that have made themselves available if you just can't bring yourself to cook one more holiday meal.
Buca di Beppo
The family-style Italian restaurant will be open on both days, so bring the whole family for pasta, pizza, salad and a giant brownie dessert served in a massive martini glass. All that red wine should help with smoothing over any lingering tensions from Thanksgiving.
Blackfire Brazilian Steakhouse
Only open on the 24th, the all-you-can-eat meat restaurant has a special prix fixe menu going on for Noche Buena. Enjoy unlimited succulent meats, authentic Brazilian dishes, special holiday items and a decadent dessert for only $45.95 (plus tax & gratuity).
We know what's really on your Christmas list this year: tacos. Head to Park Avenue this year for a holiday stroll on Christmas Eve with your loved ones (all the pretty lights!), then stop for endless margaritas, a bowl of queso and a pile of tacos for everyone to share. Best of all, no dishes when you get home. Just open those presents.
More than any of their haute Cuban specialties, people go berserk over Columbia's white chocolate bread pudding, which sounds to us like the perfect way to finish off a holiday meal. Or start a holiday meal. Either way. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant is offering either lechon asado (traditional roast pig) or Virginia ham for a fixed menu price. The Christmas menu includes a cup of soup or a fresh Caesar salad. For an additional $2.95, upgrade to the “1905” salad instead (#worthit).
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