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May 5, 2001 04:58 PM

Mexican in Queens

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Any recommendations for a good Mexican place in Queens. Thanks.

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    Jeremy Osner

    Grana de Oro on roosevelt east of Junction. La Espiga on 102 a few blocks south of Roosevelt.

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    1. re: Jeremy Osner

      I'll second Grano de Oro, and I'll throw in tacqueria Tulcingo on Roosevelt around 82nd Street, and La Poblanita (the former deli, now a full restaurant) on Roosevelt at 76th. If you haven't, try the cabeza de res (beef cheek) tacos at Grano and Poblanita.

      1. re: Eric Eto
        Jeremy Osner

        Well, I don't really think I'd go to Grano or Poblanita for tacos... if I want tacos I'm almost certain to go to La Espiga for the superior tortillas and more carefully prepared meat. At Grano I've never managed to get beyond the pozole because that is just so good as to keep me from trying anything else. I should try Poblanita again, I haven't been back there in a few years.

        Oh, also: good burritos can be had at La Lupa, on Greenpoint Ave. and about 43rd St.

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          david sprague

          I'll second poblanita (which, if i'm not mistaken, is at 78th and rooselvelt) and toss in the names of Zapata (near 80th and roosevelt), which does a nice, poewr-packed torta and serves a really wonderful, cilantro spiked camarones taco.

          there's also a deli--kicking myself for forgetting the name--on broadway in astoria just two blocks west of the "N" stop (between 29th and crescent) that has some really wonderful tacos and tortas, including one of the better chorizo preps i've had in recent times.

          1. re: david sprague

            Interestingly, there seems to be two places along that stretch of Roosevelt that calls itself Poblanita. The one I'm referring to is the one in the middle of the block, next to the newly opened Mexican food market between 75th and 76th (I believe). There's usually a fruit and sweets cart parked outside the door. There's also a Poblanita on a corner a few blocks up Roosevelt. I've only been there a couple times and can't say whether I give it a thumbs up just yet, but don't take this as negative rating.

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              Jeremy Osner

              I thought the place on Roosevelt between 75/76 was called Poblano?

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        Edward Aretz

        You cannot go wrong at La Flor at Roosevelt and 52nd.