Manhattan —

There’s a lot more than mondongo (tripe soup) and rabo de res (ox tail) on the menu La Taza de Oro. The counter and booths at Puerto Rican diner, a longtime Chelsea staple, are filled with New Yorkers as diverse as the city itself – some with stories to share and others with plenty to say about life, love, religion and politics, among many topics.

All you have to do is ask, as our reporters learned during a recent 18-hour visit to the Eighth Avenue eatery, whose name translates to “cup of gold.” Check out our hour-long report below.


This report was produced by: Sarah Amandolare, Willis Arnold, Oulimata Ba, Sean Carlson, Kizzy Cox, Tom DiChristopher, Sean Flynn, Tristan Hallman, Justin Mitchell, Nabil Rahman, Rebecca Sesny and Adam Warner.






MULTIMEDIA: Clip above for images of a day (and night) in the life of Chelsea's La Taza de Oro diner.