The Heart of the Peruvian Grill

Don Alex bills itself as an anticucheria, and its anticuchos don't disappoint. This Peruvian grill turns out well-spiced, perfectly cooked chunks of beef heart on skewers, E Eto reports.

Beyond the grill, Don Alex's ceviche, papas a la huancaina (potatoes in nicely piquant cheese sauce), and lomo saltado, a stir-fry of unusually tender beef with potato, suggest that this restaurant ranks right up there with the best Peruvian places in town, including El Sol, El Anzuelo Fino, and the hound-endorsed Punto Fijo.

Don Alex is going skewer-to-skewer against Tambo's, a rival anticucheria across the street. The challenger's ceviche, lomo saltado, and papas a la huancaina are fine, but E Eto gives the first round to Don Alex on the strength of its superior beef heart.

Don Alex [Corona]
106-26 Corona Avenue (at 51st Avenue), Corona, Queens
718-271-8687

Tambo's [Corona]
107-02 Corona Avenue (at 51st Avenue), Corona, Queens
718-255-1537

Discuss: Don Alex and Tambo's, dueling anticucherias in Corona

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