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ackbor83 Feb 6, 2007 08:36 PM

Im craving some Spanish food, does anyone know of some good Spanish restaurants (that is decently priced) around or close by the Flushing area or somewhere in queens?

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    tomato RE: ackbor83 Feb 6, 2007 08:48 PM

    I don't know about best, but there is a newish (since last summer) tapas place on N. Blvd around 86th street? in Jackson Heights, but I'm forgetting the name. I haven't eaten there yet, but keep thinking I will try it because Despana, the cheese etc. place next door, which I like, is their supplier. This is a strart, but I am sure another hound will point you to something that's more of a blue chip choice ;)

    1. janie RE: ackbor83 Feb 7, 2007 07:41 PM

      Spanish as in Spain? or Dominican, Columbian, Peruvian, Cuban, Brazilian, Puerto Rican, Mexican?---Be more specific about dishes you are looking for? I've yet to find a great one...heard mixed things about Pimenton in LIC, there's a place in Astoria,
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/24445...
      above is older thread that I had started several years ago, looking for Paella or shirmp with green sauce..I gave up my search....as I either make it better myself, or it's just not in Queens....even the city lacks a really great Spanish choice at an affordable price.

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        ackbor83 RE: ackbor83 Feb 7, 2007 07:56 PM

        hmmm yea i was looking for some good paella and empanadas. Ive been to a few places, but as you said they are pretty expensive, I was hoping to find a place that is good but also affordable

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          GurglingStomach RE: ackbor83 Feb 7, 2007 08:11 PM

          Have you tried Cubana in Forest Hills? It's excellent.

          http://damnedgoodfood.blogspot.com

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            HankyT RE: ackbor83 Feb 8, 2007 08:58 AM

            They don't speak Spanish in Brazil so it probably shouldn't be included on that list above. (Lots of great Brazilian in Queens, though.)

            1. Brian S RE: ackbor83 Feb 8, 2007 09:14 AM

              I'm still not sure what you mean by Spanish. I like Rincon Criollo.
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/247466 They have paella but it's not authentic paella from Valencia, Spain.

              Meson Asturias has food from Spain. http://www.elmesonasturias.com/one.html

              1. ammel_99 RE: ackbor83 Feb 9, 2007 05:06 PM

                Try El Sitio on Roosevelt Avenue and 69th Street. Never had their Paella but their yellow rice is pretty yummy.

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