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Jan 26, 2007 03:00 PM

Great authentic Peruvian restaurant near NYC?

Any ideas?
I know and love El Iman in Elisabeth but looking for something new

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  1. There is this Peruvian restaurant in NY in the East Village

    99 1st Ave
    New York, NY 10003 at 6th st

    It's pretty good.

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      1. What do you mean by near NYC? IN NYC? Westchester?

        In Westchester county you have several in Portchester and a few in White Plains. Same goes for Queens. I haven't found any of the ones in Manhattan to be much good. Tell us your location and travel parameters.

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        1. re: JMF

          I'd be interested to hear what you've Peruvian resaturants of merit you've found in White Plains.

          1. re: NickM

            El Miski, it's on W. Post Rd in an old, cool 1950's style diner. Everything I've had from ceviche to jalaea to bistek with green spaghetti and more has been great.

            I forget the names of the two other places I have been to in WP, but El Miski is the deal.

            1. re: JMF

              DARN. I was just there today, looking for something new to try, but wasn't feeling bold enough to pick something out of the hat. Right near White Plains Hospital.

        2. You have a lot of options in Jersey. Try the Market Street area of Paterson. There are some in Passaic too.

          1. Acuario in Portchester is excellent as well.
            137 Irving Ave

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            1. re: JMF

              I enthusiastically second Acuario! There are several awesome cerviches and many other fish and seafood options, as well as a variety of meat dishes. The daily specials are usually worth checking out.

              1. re: JMF

                Acuario's spicy green sauce they serve with the bread is simply amazing! I douse it over my beef saltado.

                Too bad they don't serve Pollo a la Brasa. I have to head to Misti for that or better yet, Flor de Mayo in the city.

                1. re: pabboy

                  The sauce is Aji Verde and is very easy to make. Just queso blanco or ricotta cheese, mayo, olive oil, and lots of jalapenos run through the blender. You can also add cilantro and lime juice.

                  1. re: JMF

                    Sounds like I'll be breaking in the new blender this weekend! Thanks!