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La Carreta Peruana Jackson Heights

JohnnyCT Jun 25, 2007 09:18 AM

I had a good experience there a few weeks ago, I’m curious if anybody else has tried it? On a Friday afternoon I tried their lunch special of Sopa de mariscos and fried fish, and I was surprised at how good it was. I have been disappointed by a few Peruvian places in the area like La Lena in East Elmhurst, so I have hope for La Carreta.

La Carreta 94-13 37th avenue

  1. Jim Leff Jun 25, 2007 09:58 AM

    Did I steer you wrong on La Lena? Not sure if Iposted about it, but for a while I was infatuated with it on the basis of 1. its look and vibe and 2. the fact that I got some alfajores cookies to go that were dynamite. then I ate there, and it was blahsville.

    I'll try La Carreta (name of a great chain of cuban luncheonettes in miami!)

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    1. re: Jim Leff
      phantomdoc Jun 25, 2007 10:11 AM

      La Carreta has a branch in the Miami Airport. Always a fond farewell to Fla. vacation.

      1. re: phantomdoc
        sandrina Jun 25, 2007 10:54 AM

        Sorry...I don't mean to threadjack, but am I alone in thinking that La Carreta in Miami has seen it's better days, Cuban sandwich, meals, etc.? Large portions? Yes. Varied menu? Yes. Affordable? Yes. Good? No.

        1. re: sandrina
          Jim Leff Jun 25, 2007 02:15 PM

          Time's slipped away from me, and I forgot to factor in that I haven't been to Miami since...gack...1985. Could this place really have declined that much?

          Actually, don't answer that...you already made it clear (to my sorrow), and we need to stay on-topic here for Outer Boros....

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