Downtown diners seeking to explore a new sabor will be pleased that a new Dominican restaurant has opened its doors at 185 Main Street in the heart of downtown White Plains.

A ribbon cutting and grand opening will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the new location. City officials, the White Plains BID, and other downtown leaders are expected to attend.

Formerly the site of Karamba Cafe, the new Asopao restaurant, the brainchild of cousins Santiago Gomez and Winston Bernal, offers a choice of salads, mofongos (mashed plantains often served with chunks of chicken, seafood or pork), and a variety of soup, rice, and fresh fish dishes to name just a few. A children’s menu is also available. One of the more popular offerings is Asopao’s fresh-pressed juices and juice combos, including maracuya (passionfruit) and guarapo de pina (a special Dominican pineapple beverage).


The new owners are proud of their fresh offerings, stating that all ingredients are carefully selected and meals are always made the day of, never reheated.

“We are pleased to have another delicious option open downtown,” said Jennifer Furioli, Executive Director of the White Plains BID. “Not only will Asopao add quality and affordable lunch or dinner options to the already robust dining circuit, their outdoor seating joins our dozens of other outdoor eateries making our central business district a wonderful place for al fresco dining at any price point and at any flavor.”


“We are like family at this restaurant,” said Leidy Barrott “and we want our customers to feel the same way when they are here—like they are at home.”

Customers wishing to try Asopao can visit them 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Take-out options are also available. For more information and the menu:


The White Plains Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that offers supplemental services to the White Plains Central Business District to enhance its economic, social, and cultural landscape.