Peruvian Food - chupe and pollo a la brasa
I've recently moved here from Washington, DC, where Peruvian food was easily found. I'm looking for two things: chupe de camarones and cheap but delicious pollo a la brasa, with fried yucca and yummy white sauce. Can anyone point me to some great places in New York? Thanks!
AVOID coco roco in Park Slope. They used to be good but the last meal was unpalatable and lukewarm.
For Peruvian, come on up to Port Chester in Westchester County (wow, who'd have thought you could say come to Westchester for good food - times are changing). Its a half hour on the metro north New Haven line.
About two blocks from the train on North Main St. is Misti's Pollo Ala Brassa! Some of the best Peruvian around. Plus the whole block is dotted with good to great Latin American food and cheap. After Misti's go down the block to Palleteria Fernandez and have some incredible lucious fruit pops and ice cream - made by the two Fernandez brothers from scratch in the back of the shop. For better you have to go to Mexico.
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Punto Fijo in Jackson Heights is great for ceviche, jalea, antecuchos, papas a la huacaina, and definitely get carapulcra if they have it. I am pretty sure they have chupe de camarones and pollo a la brasa, definitely yuca fries. The aji is great. http://www.chowhound.com/news/show/10221
89-12 Northern Blvd 718-205-2282
Best rotisserie chicken is Pio Pio, 84-15 Northen Blvd, also a take-out location in Rego Park on Woodhaven Blvd. They have great jalea and ceviche on weekends too. The Manhattan branch is not as good for some reason.
Not much good Peruvian in Manhattan. I agree that Coco Roco used to be great but has gone way downhill, sad, I guess the chef left or something.