There isn’t enough positive feedback that could be said about Café Argentino Restaurant, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. I have had the opportunity to bring my very own special family to dinner many times, and the owners, Cristian and Valerie Herrera, make us feel like family every single one of those times. The food is amazing, and the ambiance, warmth, and welcoming environment are absolutely fantastic.
Special families are put in a tough spot at times, when the need to go out to dinner or engage in any type of social activity arises. Children, youth, or even adults with disabilities don’t always react in very social-appropriate ways when confronted with situations that make them uncomfortable, and many social situations tend to make them uncomfortable. This leads to isolation for their families, which in turn produces a feeling of being disengaged from society. Cristian, Valerie, and the staff at Café Argentino have the tact, loving-kindness, and life experience that can put families at ease. My mother often asks me to bring her and my brother there as she feels absolutely “at home.”
Café Argentino has recently partnered with a non-profit organization, The Bocha Project ( http://www.thebochaproject.org )to help them raise funds for various programs that promote inclusion and inclusive practices around the world. Cristian and Valerie have expressed their desire to make their own workplace more inclusive, as they would like to employ adults with disabilities that are interested in working in the restaurant industry in any capacity. For their progressive and inclusive practices, Our Special Village would like to say Thank You Café Argentino! Keep up the good work!
You can visit them at:
499 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211