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Pollo a la Brasa

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  • Jeremy Osner Jul 1, 1998 08:36 AM
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Yesterday I went to a Colombian restaurant in Jackson
Hts, called Listo (86th and 37th). Boy was their
chicken ever good! So I'm wondering...I've been to
about ten Colombian places in the neighborhood, but I
haven't really gone often enough to start telling the
difference between them.

Does anyone on the list have favorites? And could you
talk a bit about why you prefer them?

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  1. j
    Jeremy Osner

    OK, made my first definite comparison: Listo's chicken
    is better than Pollos a la Brasa Mario on 37th and
    82nd. Listo's is more tender and flavorful.

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    1. re: Jeremy Osner

      The search continues...
      On Saturday we went to Natives (on Northern Blvd and
      81st or 82nd St). We weren't very hungry (big buffet
      lunch at Arunee Thai) so we shared a grilled chicken
      platter. Well, Natives is not the place to go for
      chicken -- it was overdone and too dry, although it did
      have a nice smoky flavor. But for starches, this place
      rocks! They served the best green plantains I've ever
      eaten, and excellent french-fried yuca.

      And the big plus for Natives is that we could bring our
      dog! They have sliding glass doors along the front of
      the restaurant, so we could sit at a table in front
      with Lola sitting just outside the door which was
      slightly open. She's the biggest chowhound in our
      family!

      1. re: Jeremy Osner

        THERE'S A GREAT RESTAURANT IN BROOKLYN NEAR THE 14TH
        STREET AND 9 STREET STOP ON THE F LINE CALLED COCO
        ROCO WHICH SERVES VERY GOOD POLLO A LA BRASA AND MANY
        OTHER PERUVIAN DISHES!!