INWOOD — An upscale restaurant serving Puerto Rican food will replace an Uptown sports bar with a troubled history, the owners said.
Don Coqui, which has locations in City Island, New Rochelle and White Plains, will open a fourth restaurant and lounge at 186 Dyckman St.
The site was once home to Uptown Social, which was shut down at least three times in 2014 for selling alcohol to minors and failing to pay worker’s compensation insurance.
Don Coqui, the latest project for New York restaurateur, Jimmy Rodriguez Jr., serves traditional Puerto Rican fare, including pernil, braised oxtail and arroz con pollo. It also offers live entertainment such as DJs, salsa bands and dancing.