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Mar 31, 2009 05:31 AM

Luna de Juarez on Steinway in Astoria

I was surprised to see a search for this place turn up empty. It seems to be reasonably popular, and the few meals I've had there have been quite good. In particular I can highly recommend the Tacos al Grill with beef--some of the tastiest Mexican food I've had in town. It's more like a fajita plate, as it comes with grilled strips of salted beef and purple onions, plus veggies and a pile of tortillas to assemble the tacos on your own. At $13 it's a bit pricey when compared to a place like Tacos Mexico or the venerable 30th Avenue taco truck, but we find it feeds 2 easily with the accompanying rice and beans. The few other things we've tried (nachos, fried plantains) have been good enough to make me think the tacos aren't just a fluke.

Plus they have 2-for-1 drinks at the bar from 5:00-8:00 (which is what lured me in the first time, I'll admit), and occasionally there has been some nice live flamenco music in there. (Another time was a Christian-themed rock band, which wasn't quite my taste, but to each his own.)

Has anyone tried their brunch buffet? I've been meaning to go check it out.

Luna de Juarez
25-98 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

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  1. Agree, totally great place, friendly service, amazing portions. Haven't tried the brunch buffet either, but next time you're there try the fried avocado appetizer - totally decadent & delish!

    2 Replies
    1. re: LHT

      Thanks for the tip! I was actually considering that last night but it sounded too good to be true.

      1. re: jmat

        it's all that & more - go for it!!

    2. Does anyone have any idea what happened to Luna de Juarez? My husband and I went on Saturday night and were surprised to see the chairs up on the tables and a sign that the premises were seized by the marshal. We are very disappointed as this was our "go to" restaurant in Astoria for mexican/spanish food.

      Thanks for any info. anyone may have.