Best Peruvian in 5 Boroughs?
I've been to Coco Roco, and really enjoyed it, but was then told by a Peruvian that it's 'inauthentic'. Never quite sure what to make of that comment when I enjoy the food, but by the same token, I haven't been to any others as good as Coco Roco. I have also heard that there's good Peruvian in Queens. Anyhow, who knows where to go?
Pio Pio on 91st and 1st ave and also located on Northern Boulevard in Queens is great food, great atmosphere and mucho cheap. Real find
Here is a list of Peruvian restaurants on my to eat list. I'm sharing them with you but just report back and let us know.
La Pollada de Laura
102-03 Northern Blvd., Corona
#7 to 103rd Street.
Killer ceviche, way cheap prices
100-05 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills
Subway: E, F, V, R to 71st Contnental: Q23 to Metroplitan Av,
The forte here is Peru's coastal cusines, but this restaurant offers a range of dishes from throughout Peru.
El ANzelo Fino Restaurant
25-39 Steinway St., Astoria
Subway: G, V, R to Steinway St.
98-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven
Subway: J (Z at rush hours) to Woodhaven Blvd.
Full range of traditional Peruvian food. The Astoria location is more attractive than the Woodhaven one.
86-14 7th Ave., Jackson Heights
#7 to 82nd street or 90th St.
Named after the Peruvian holiday that pays homage to the sun god, an important god in Incan culture. A full-service Peruvian restaurant that serves Peruvian breakfast
on weekend mornings. Don't miss the spapas rellenas.
84-13 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights
#7 to 82nd Street
The rotisserie chicken is the big deal here. The Jackson Heights location has style and pizzazz.
Pio-Pio 1746 First Avenue 212.426.5800.
El Malecon (Amsterdam between 97th and 98th Sts.) - roast chicken
Well, just to report back on the Peruvian excursion. We went to Pio Pio and weren't that impressed. The Pisco Sours were good, though weak. The chicken was very tasty but no better than at other places I've been. And the huge mound of fried food was, again, tasty but nothing special. The ceviche was a touch better than the mains. But I think we're going to try some of the other places, even if they don't have Pisco Sours.