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Luna de Juarez on Steinway in Astoria

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Luna de Juarez on Steinway in Astoria

jmat | Mar 31, 2009 05:31 AM

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.

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

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