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Apr 24, 2008 03:45 PM

argentinean steakhouse

I thought I remember a recommendation for an Argentinean steakhouse in Woodside. Does anyone know of one?

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  1. Not in Woodside, but in close by Jackson Heights. La Porteña on 37th Ave btwn 74th-75th St and La Cabaña on Northern btwn 86th-87th and Roosevelt around Junction Blvd. I'm a big fan of La Cabaña (I've only been to the Northern Blvd location), which serves excellent steaks/pasta/pizza.

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    1. re: mepm231

      I second La Porteña, I love the mixed grill, wonderful sweetbreads and morcilla. Thanks for the other suggestions, I will try them.

    2. Take the #7 to 82nd Street. Best Argentinean in Queens is La Fusta at 80-32 Baxter St across from Elmhurst General Hospital Emergency Room.

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      1. re: Mike V

        any specific recs besides entrana (I assume?)

        1. re: Mike V

          I agree with La Fusta - better than LaPortena I think. The skirt steak and shell steaks were done to perfection when I was there on Friday.

        2. I don't know if it's good or still there (last time I passed it, it was), but there is an Argentinian steakhouse right on Queens Blv'd near 51st Ave. It's right next to the diner. That would be considered Elmhurst.

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          1. re: ajs42548

            Boca Juniors, skip it. All of the other places mentioned as well as Don Chico, Esquina Criolla and El Gauchito(all owned by the same family) are better. It is far and away my least favorite among the Argie Steakhouses inQueens

          2. El Gauchito in Corona seems pretty authentic.

            1. Also not far from Woodside is El Chivito d'Oro. This is not Argentine, but Uruguayan and very similar. I recommend the house parillada (for 2), which comes with various cuts of steak, veal, matambre (stuffed steak), sausage, and chicken (the last of which is delicious but utterly superfluous).

              They also have excellent pasta, cheap and good wines, fine espresso, and the mysterious national sandwich of Uruguay. The Chivito Canadiense (sold here as 'chivito al pan') has neither goat ('chivo') nor any clear Canadian link, but is a sandwich with steak, bacon, ham, cheese, a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and mayo.