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Apr 5, 2010 09:33 AM

Cuzco Peru in Rego Park, Anticuchos? Leche de Tigre? This is not just another Brasa joint.

The awning of Cuzco Peru crows about it's Pollo a la Brasa, but in smaller letters in the lower right corner, it also says "Peruvian Cuisine." Take a look at the menu and sure enough, there it is, Papa a la Huancaina, Leche de Tigre, Ceviche, Anticuchos, Jalea, Parihuela, Lomo Saltado, Aguadito de Pollo. I've seen a number of online reviews and they all seem to focus on one aspect, they say that the chicken and the green sauce isn't as good as that at Pio Pio. It certainly isn't as highly seasoned, but it's still tender and tasty. More importantly though, the reviews miss the point. Someone here CAN COOK. So far, I've had the Leche de Tigre, Ceviche Mixto, Aguadito de Pollo and the Parihuela, and fellow doggies, I have to report that it's all good. Did it make my eyes roll heavenward? No, but it's good, tasty food at a reasonable price served by friendly folks.

Pio Pio
62-30 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY 11374

Cuzco Peru
98-102 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

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