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Crab cake sandwich served with french fries at Cocineros. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

Tim Carman

Oct 4, 2021

Cocineros in Hyattsville breaks the mold for pan-Latin restaurants

The word “cocineros” can be translated as either “cook” or “chef” in English, but to Carlos Alvarado’s mind, there’s no question how the three people behind Cocineros Modern Latin Eatery in Hyattsville decode the term. They’re cooks all the way. They have never aspired to the title of chef, even if they have been called one at various points in their careers, sometimes in this very space.