Bronx restaurants thank Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsements

Bronx restaurants thank Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsements
© Getty Images

Four Bronx restaurants thanked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment Ocasio-Cortez tweets endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-N.Y.) after her recommendation on social media led to an uptick in visitors, according to The Guardian.

Asked last week for her recommendations for restaurants in the borough by Arizona Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Brianna Westbrook, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed four: MangiPasta, Taqueria Tlaxcalli, Neerob and Louie & Ernie’s.


After the tweet, MangiPasta chef Aurora Cerrato told the newspaper the restaurant saw an immediate spike in traffic.

“They were like ‘you know why I’m here?’ I’m like ‘no’. Even take out, they’re like ‘I want to try your food because Ocasio-Cortez mentioned you, said you have quality food,’” she told The Guardian.

Neerob owner Mohammed Khokon similarly said he appreciated what he described as Ocasio-Cortez’s advocacy for the community, telling the newspaper that “she’s fighting for us.”

Louie & Ernie’s owner John Tiso said he did not necessarily agree with Ocasio-Cortez’s politics but was also complimentary about her level of engagement with the community, comparing her favorably to former Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez throws support to Sanders at Queens rally Ocasio-Cortez, Monica Lewinsky empathize with Meghan Markle's 'sudden prominence' Krystal Ball reacts to Ocasio-Cortez endorsing Sanders: 'Class power over girl power' MORE (D-N.Y.), the 10-term incumbent she defeated in the 2018 primary.

“I’m glad that she’s doing a lot of stuff for the community. I know that she’s trying to help all areas, all aspects that the other gentleman didn’t do. I don’t agree on all her stances, but you know I think she’s doing the right thing … for now,” he told the newspaper.