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Jun 16, 2008 09:48 AM

Kike's Mexican in Sunnyside

Anyone been? On 43rd accross from I Am Thai. Finally went in and grabbed a menu.The menu's great and the place is really cute.

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    1. That's the space that used to be Spicy Mina, right?

      I was there a couple of times last fall. I remember having the barbacoa, can't remember the second dish, maybe the mole poblano. They were extremely friendly but the food wasn't nearly as good as Coatzingo in Jackson Heights or Tulcingo in Corona, but for the neighborhood, it wasn't bad.

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      1. re: el jefe

        I haven't been in the area long enough to know if that's where Spicy Mina was.

        1. re: el jefe

          A. Did Spicy Mina close?
          B. Any idea of the origin of the name of this Mexican restaurant?

          1. re: gnosh

            no, but it's moved some times in the past, and was once in Sunnyside, perhaps this location.

            I was a bit surprised by the name, being of the Jewish persuasion myself, but I think it's a common name in mexico. Perhaps the owner wasn't aware of any other connotation.

            1. re: Widmark

              Spicy Mina is over on broadway and 65th St (maybe 64th?) in Woodside. Just off the BQE Broadway exit and the G/V/R stop

              1. re: deborah24

                It's the corner of 65th and Broadway. I know where it is now! Just don't know where it was...

            2. re: gnosh

              It's often used as a nickname for Enrique.

              1. re: Woodside Al

                I certainly assume it is pronounced Kee-Kay's.

                1. re: JonL

                  I went past again today. When Mina first opened in Queens about 5 or 6 years ago (before her Manhattan restaurant) she was in Sunnyside. afaik, her Woodside restaurant is still there.
                  The Sunnyside restaurant that's now Kike's. It's Mexican so it's definitely pronounced kee-kay's.
                  And back to the food. It's just OK.

                  1. re: el jefe

                    It no longer matters how you pronounce their name. They're closed.

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