- JoeB Aug 9, 2005 08:59 PM
Does anyone know of a restaurant in NYC or Queens that serves Guatemalan food?
There is a place in Jamaica called Tierras Centroamericanas, but it's not THAT good. i am Guatemalan, and I went there to satisfy a craving, which it did, somewhat. The best tamales I've ever had were in one of the Guatemalan stands at Red Hook ballfields. Unfortunately, they don't open until summer, i think.
Sorry to hear that. There seemed to have been much excitement among Guatemalans when they arrived in Queens, but I guess the slick website gives that one away. I know this is odd, but my most enduring food memory of Guatemala is the fried chicken from one of the stalls at the Cuatro Caminos bus junction...a long time ago but I still remember that tasty chicken!
Izalco at 64-05 Woodside has Salvadoran, and so does El Salvadoreno in Manhattan.
La Orquidea has Honduran. www.chowhound.com/topics/448262
If Garifuna Star ever reopens, it too has Honduran... of a sort.
And, saving the best for last, the Village Voice's Sietsema recommends a GUATEMALAN restaurant in Queens called Xelaju.
87-52 168th Street, Queens 718-206-1457
Sorry it took so long for me to answer your post.