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El Anzuelo Fino, jfores, are you there?

janie Jul 23, 2008 05:49 PM

I remember you recomending this place awhile back, and found what looks to be a kind of cryptic menu online for them, but I see a lunch special advertised, but no details. Do you happen to have an online url for them, or a menu that describes it. Would like to check them out, and lunch time is the best time for me to do it. Thanks for any info and updates on them.

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    JFores RE: janie Jul 23, 2008 06:08 PM

    I had no idea they had lunch specials, actually. Are you talking about the Richmond Hill location or the Northern Boulevard one? I've never eaten at the latter, but then again I've never had lunch at the former.

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      janie RE: JFores Jul 23, 2008 07:01 PM

      Hi, thanks for the quick response...I didn't know there was a Jackson Heights one, I'm talking about the Richmond Hill one.

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        JFores RE: janie Jul 23, 2008 07:19 PM

        Nope, never had the lunch special. I thiiiink it might be on the back of their menu. BTW, all of their entrees are enough for two. They're massive! Ei. the corvina a lo mancho provides you with enough corvina, scallops, shrimp, mussels, etc to feed a small country.

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        zemilideias RE: JFores Jan 8, 2009 11:55 AM

        I ate in the Jackson Heights location the other night...mixed bag. The ceviche de corvina was very, very tasty but the corvina slightly old, somewhat fishy smelling in a manner that's very uncool for ceviche. But no aftereffects. The Sopa a la minuta was really bad, much better at the now closed Inti Raymi whose proprietors opened Urubamba with higher prices and not quite so good food on the same corner of 37th

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          The Turtle Bay Dove RE: zemilideias Jan 13, 2009 02:08 AM

          I got take-out from the JH location a few months ago, and I don't think I remembered to post about it. Got ceviche (mixto, I think?) which was nice - not old/fishy smelling - but not any better than any other ceviche I've had elsewhere in the nabe. Also got a fish dish with mushrooms - I think I ordered it b/c it was named after the restaurant - which was pretty mediocre. Unless someone can report something particularly good at this branch, I probably won't be back.

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            johnk RE: The Turtle Bay Dove Jan 13, 2009 08:38 AM

            Hi there!
            So where, in your opinion, is the freshest ceviche in JH,Elmhurst or Corona?

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              The Turtle Bay Dove RE: johnk Jan 14, 2009 03:45 AM

              I can't say that I've really eaten enough (or gone back to places enough) to make that sort of judgment. I've had good ceviche at the now closed Inti Raymi as well as at Punto Fijo and Urubamba. The ceviche at El Anzuelo Fino was fine - it was the other dish that was pretty lousy. I'll probably return to Punto Fijo or Urubamba or try somewhere new before I go back to El Anzuelo Fino.

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                zemilideias RE: The Turtle Bay Dove Jan 14, 2009 05:18 AM

                Inti Raymi was by far the freshest, with pollada de laura pretty fresh too but not as good. Now that Inti Raymi is closed I'd choose Urubamba for the freshest ceviches since it's owned by teh same proprietor as former Inti R. But then again, it's not as good and a bit more upscale. I have to say, though, that Greenpoint's Pio Pio Riko is a joke in terms of its old, fishy-smelling ceviches and the very worst tamal I've ever had in my life, all las weekend...

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                  johnk RE: zemilideias Jan 14, 2009 03:08 PM

                  Thanks for the update.
                  I miss The chicken & ceviche from pollado de laura.
                  I'll give Urubamba a shot.

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                zemilideias RE: johnk Dec 16, 2009 11:06 AM

                it used to be, of all places given its highland name, inti raymi. but that closedd and the owner took over the corner, Colombian place which is now peruvian (Urubamba) but not as fresh and tasty and much more expensive than inti raymi. I don't go anymore. anyone have recs for fresh cebiche and good pervuian, rfeally good peruvvian?

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          jsilver227 RE: janie Dec 17, 2009 03:55 AM

          the mixed chevice at the richmond hill location is delicious! it was one the meals i had in a while i went there once in the summer. definitely worth a trip to!

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