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Peruvian ceviche and chicken?

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pulled pork Feb 13, 2007 11:53 AM

Best Peruvian ceviche?

Discovered an underground Peruvian restaurant a few years back in Jackson heights that had the best ceviche with that awesome spicy sauce (leche de tigre). Unfortunately the place closed. Where oh where do I find this perfect dish?

And while i'm here, where do I find the best Peruvian roast chicken?

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  1. wleatherette RE: pulled pork Feb 13, 2007 01:46 PM

    my neighborhood spot is pio pio riko on manhattan ave in greenpt, and i love it. really good ceviche and parahuela (mixed fried seafood) and great chicken, though i think that the chicken at pio pio might be better. however, ppr has a bigger menu/more variety and i like having the seafood options. there's also a p.p.r. in queens, which i haven't tried.

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      pulled pork RE: wleatherette Feb 15, 2007 11:22 AM

      The place was in someones home. They turned the ground floor into a restaurant.

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      Helen F RE: pulled pork Feb 13, 2007 02:54 PM

      Pio Pio on Northern Blvd is very well regarded in JH, as you will see if you do a search on this board. Their chicken is good, I don't think their green sauce is all that. I think ceviche may be on the menu, but I can't report on it. As noted above, the menu is pretty limited.

      As you may also notice if you do a seach, I'm a stalwart fan of another local place, La Casa del Pollo Peruano, which has 2 places on Roosevelt in JH and another on National Ave in Corona. Not as relaxing an atmosphere as Pio Pio - unless you find bright fluorescent lights and lot of Formica to be relaxing! Much humbler place, but I love their bird.

      As for ceviche in JH, I recall seeing a very recent disussion about it - maybe within the last few weeks?

      BTW, was that place that closed literally underground, or just way off the radar?

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        pulled pork RE: Helen F Mar 6, 2007 07:19 AM

        the place was both off the radar and way underground. It was in her home.

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        BeerCheese RE: pulled pork Feb 14, 2007 08:15 PM

        Corona Avenue & Junction Blvd. in Queens!!! Pollo al a Brasa - delicious chicken and amazing ceviche. The problem with ceviche is that many different countries boast having the "best", but the styles that come from different parts of each country vary greatly! This spot has my favorite kind and it is SPICY!

        1. Linda RE: pulled pork Feb 15, 2007 06:10 AM

          the ceviche at pio pio in jackson heights is awful. a straight up tasteless and odd mess. just stick to the chicken and the sides when you go to that branch of pio pio.

          not peruvian, but the ceviche at tequila sunrise on bell blvd in bayside, queens was very tasty and i almost licked the plate clean.

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            zemilideias RE: pulled pork Feb 17, 2007 02:44 PM

            great place for ceviche, strangely enough due to its Andean and not coastal Peruvian theme, is Inti Raymi in Jackson Heights

            1. riorocket RE: pulled pork Feb 18, 2007 11:36 AM

              Order the ceviche at Inti Raymi... it comes with an extra small 'shot' of the vinegary sauce which i think is called the 'leche de tigre'

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                surly RE: pulled pork Mar 6, 2007 09:17 AM

                over the weekend, i ate at el anzuelo fino, located on jamaica ave at 98th st in woodhaven, queens. the place was reviewed in the village voice a couple of weeks ago. almost everything we ate there was good to very good, including two types of ceviche and the rotisserie chicken. definitely recommended.

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                  joekarten RE: surly Mar 6, 2007 09:54 AM

                  el sol, on northern blvd and maybe 87th or 88th. really good ceviche. don't know about their chicken.

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