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Drub Apr 24, 2008 03:45 PM

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

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    mepm231 RE: Drub Apr 28, 2008 08:24 AM

    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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      kenito799 RE: mepm231 Apr 29, 2008 02:36 PM

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

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      Mike V RE: Drub Apr 28, 2008 08:41 AM

      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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        bigjeff RE: Mike V Apr 29, 2008 11:10 PM

        any specific recs besides entrana (I assume?)

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          yt28 RE: bigjeff Apr 30, 2008 08:06 AM

          Baked meat empanadas.

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          CKOne RE: Mike V Apr 30, 2008 10:55 AM

          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.

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          ajs42548 RE: Drub Apr 29, 2008 10:57 AM

          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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            stuartlafonda RE: ajs42548 Apr 29, 2008 04:18 PM

            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

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            squinchy RE: Drub Apr 29, 2008 02:11 PM

            El Gauchito in Corona seems pretty authentic.

            1. elbev RE: Drub Apr 30, 2008 11:34 AM

              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.

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