Updated: El Carnaval opened on May 9!
Coming soon signage arrived Monday at 40 Avenue B between Third Street and Fourth Street for El Carnaval, a Panamanian restaurant and bar.
We're told the new venture is from the folks who run KC Gourmet Empanadas right next door... closed last summer. The Mexican restaurant's other locations in Chelsea and Park Slope remain open. This outpost opened in February 2012, stopping the revolving door of restaurants to come and go here.
Thanks to Stacie Joy for the photos and Vinny & O for the tip!