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Mar 2, 2010 10:33 AM

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

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. re: Jeffsayyes

      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

        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...

    2. 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

        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.