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Jan 15, 2009 09:23 AM

Ceviche in Queens?

I live in Woodside and I was wondering if there are any good places for Ceviche. I don't have a preference in terms of ecuadorian, peruvian or colombian but it has to be fresh. Any recommendations? Or recipes so I can try it myself?
Thank you.

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  1. I highly recommend the ceviche mixo at Urubamba

    86-20 37th Avenue

    1. Do a search on this board (or on Google) for mentions of Braulio y Familia. It's on 63rd between 39th and Roosevelt Avenues. It serves several kinds of ceviche and seems well liked.

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      1. Pio Pio on Northern/85th has reliable Peruvuian ceviche, mixto or tiradito. Takeout available.

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        1. re: kenito799

          Has the ceviche at Pio Pio improved over the past few years? A while ago, it was agreed that it was one of the worst ceviches in a Peruvian restaurant. And how does it compare to places nearby like El Sol, Punto Fijo, Urubamba, etc.?

          1. re: E Eto

            Not sure if it's a seasonally limited (had it last October but can't seem to find it on the current menu) but I had a phenomenal ceviche appetizer at Bistro 33 on Ditmars in Astoria. Rest of the meal was just so-so, but the ceviche was a total hit.

            1. re: E Eto

              It is certainly not terrible and worth getting along with a chicken when you are having Pio Pio take out. Urubamba's mixto is definitely better, but I am not a fan of their version of tiradito, which is served as a whole filet with the creamy yellow ahi rather than thin slices in straight lime dressing. Punto Fijo has good tiradito.
              This is not outer borough, but absolutely steer clear of that place on 7th ave in the west village--they swamp their ceviche with MSG, it is terrible.

          2. you might want to check out anzuelo fino on northern in JH for peruvian.
            also, ecuatorian at Pique al Paso - this man is a tremendous cook
            also, the ceviche truck on one of those diagonal streets off roosevelt in JH.

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            1. re: Jeffsayyes

              Jeffsayyes, can you give more details on the ceviche truck in JH, please?

              1. re: tracyk

                ok, hmmm. It's always there, I bet I can find it on google maps...
                Not sure of the name, but the one I'm thinking of is on Benham and Roosevelt ave.
                try that.
                they have a bunch of different types. I had a mixed seafood with tuna, shrimp, squid and other things I believe. I don't know a lot about ceviche with regards to what's good, but I liked it a lot and it was very busy - so that's a good sign.

              2. re: Jeffsayyes

                last time I had any ceviche was at a place in quito and . . just afraid to have it anywhere else for fear of ruining my memories. but may give pique al paso a try; they serve it with the giant popcorn and plantain chips and all that?

                1. re: bigjeff

                  hmmm, i cant seem to remember if they give the popcorns with it.
                  ecuadorian style is cooked then put in a tomato, lime, red onion juice.
                  Pique al paso is small. mostly takeout, but there are some counters on the wall. it's a really interesting place the more you dig deep into it. been there for 15+ years. I wrote an article coming out *sometime* I don't know when, in a jackson heights newspaper called community journal - about the ceviche there and the secret recipe.

              3. I second Urubamba. Recently had ceviche there. It was FANTASTIC, So fresh.