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Jul 23, 2008 05:49 PM

El Anzuelo Fino, jfores, are you there?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: JFores

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

      1. re: janie

        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.

      2. re: JFores

        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

        1. re: zemilideias

          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.

          1. re: The Turtle Bay Dove

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

            1. re: johnk

              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.

              1. re: The Turtle Bay Dove

                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...

                1. re: zemilideias

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

              2. re: johnk

                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?

        2. 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!