84-23 Jamaica Ave New York, NY 11421 Woodhaven
I always considered the so called Peruvian specialty of chicken overrated, as the signs from Corona Queens to Manhattan for such Peru venues promote this. I always thought "it is just chicken.....how can it be anything different from all the other preparations.....besides, we have all had the rotating (rotisserie) birds before.
My impressions based on living in the US with Madison Avenue marketing, corrupted me, in that I never bought into the talk concerning the incredible taste of the Peruvian Chicken.
I actually ended up entering one of these Peru rotisserie chicken places, due the Mexican bakery where I was planning to go, for $3 blood sausage with Colombian salt baked potato, NOT HAVING A bathroom.
So, amazing. This place is on Jamaica Ave, Woodhaven, not far from a Dominican venue I visit often. Now if my tongue wants some bird meat as opposed to Sopa de mondongo, I know where to go.
I have passed by it so many times, and knew it was where all the Peru people go, as opposed to Peru places marketed towards white middle class people, and perhaps only showcasing wall hangings and other Peruvian artifacts. Unlike such 9th Ave-esque places, this is the real deal.
What I did not know is that this chicken done by Peruvians is exceedingly incredible. Mistura Peruvana was such a treat.
I thank the mexican bakery for not having a bathroom, otherwise I would be living in darkness.
HOT SAUCE FROM INCAS WHO BEEN DOING HOT SAUCE 2000 YEARS AGO:
Add to that the hot sauces they do, and liberally allow guests to liberally apply them to the foods, and there is no questioning as to the specialty of the people preparing the food here.
Several big tables of families of Peruvians, the place was filled. No frills too, just diner-esque very simple decor, CLEAN, made this place so nice.
Their beer, unlike the 'market to white people' Peru over priced Disney-esque places, here at Mistura is only $3, be it the two Peru Beers they have, or Corona/Hinnie.
I am sure the fries with this quarter (half or whole) chicken dish can have a replacement of potato. I failed to ask, and devoured the fries using copious quantities of the Heinz Ketchup.