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Best Authentic Latin Food in Woodside/Sunnyside/Elmhurst/Jackson Heights

foodsnobber Mar 2, 2010 10:33 AM

Born and raised in Woodside but sad to say that I haven' tried much of the latin foods there. I can go for anything really: Mexican, Ecuadorian, Dominican, Cuban, etc. We've probably eaten at all the Korean restaurants in town and my parents are a regular at the Stop Inn(nr. woodside station) but i haven't tried too much of the other stuff.
And now that I live in Boston, it makes it that much harder. So any recommendations on where I can go for some good authentic latin food and what to order there would be so awesome. Preferably for lunch but dinner recs would be good too.

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  1. Jeffsayyes RE: foodsnobber Mar 2, 2010 03:38 PM

    in Boston?

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    1. re: Jeffsayyes
      Mike V RE: Jeffsayyes Mar 3, 2010 06:15 AM

      Jeff, now that he lives in Boston foodsnobber would like Latin food recommendations when he visits Queens (parents lives in Woodside where he was born & raised).

      1. re: Mike V
        foodsnobber RE: Mike V Mar 3, 2010 06:10 PM

        yes woodside!
        i found some places Pio Pio, Taqueria Coatzingo. Didn't realize there were so many other posts about this.

        btw, not much good ethnic food in Boston...

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      johnnyappleseed RE: foodsnobber Mar 3, 2010 07:49 PM

      if you're not opposed to going a bit further east to Corona, there's Tortilleria Nixtamal for Mexican and Rincon Criollo for Cuban, both off of the 7 train.

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      1. re: johnnyappleseed
        squinchy RE: johnnyappleseed Mar 4, 2010 07:39 AM

        In Elmhurst/Jackson Heights:
        Tacqueria Tulcingo on baxter ave, esp for their Huevos Rancheros
        Taqueria Coatzingo on Roosevelt
        (although I prefer Tortilleria Nixtamal to both of these)
        La Pequena Columbia on Roosevelt (might not be good to go with vegetarians, although I think they have some seafood on their menu)
        I have no idea--there's quite a few places, and I bet some of them are gems. Anyone want to chime in here? This seems to be one dominant immigrant group in the part of elmhurst I live.

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