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Yonkers' El Cantito Cafe featured on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’

Emphasizing a turnaround, the culinary team at El Cantito Cafe on Central Park Avenue aims to rejuvenate the eatery by showcasing authentic dishes inspired by their familial cooking heritage.

News 12 Staff

Nov 20, 2023, 1:21 PM

Updated 238 days ago


El Cantito Cafe in Yonkers will be showcased tonight on Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares."
The episode, filmed in June, highlights how Ramsay revamped service and highlighted signature dishes based on family recipes.
The cafe, owned by siblings Julio and Debbie Santana, reopened following a brief closure due to financial strains.
Their restaurant, known for its Puerto Rican cuisine, faced challenges during the pandemic but survived by transitioning to online orders.
Excited about the spotlight, the owners are eager for viewers to witness Ramsay's impact and the resilience of their establishment.
Julio and Debbie are hosting a private screening of their episode. They mentioned that, like everyone else, this will be their first time watching it.

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