the original there are countless "Caridads" in the city, especially in Latino nabes, but I believe this is the original. It is Hillary Clinton's fav restaurant whenever she is in the nabe, and you know she was here recently when ol hubby had sugery at Columbia Pres. the food is also top notch "tipico dominicano" but unlie El Malecon it is PRICY! Atmosphere is great, service friendly, never too crowded, but yes pricy and that is not cool. All the great "comidas tipicas" shall be found here, but I would just go in for the flan and cafe con leche.