Most New Yorkers seem to expect Peruvian restaurants to offer roast chicken, and Cuzco Peru in Queens doesn’t leave them hungry. But for some its pollo a la brasa comes up short next to rivals like the popular Pio Pio chainlet.

corgi, who finds its chicken tender and tasty, if not as highly seasoned as the competition, suggests that we think beyond the bird. He says the ceviche, aguadito de pollo (chicken soup), parihuela (seafood soup), and leche de tigre, a soupy ceviche variant with shrimp, fish, and squid, are all tasty and reasonably priced. “Someone here CAN COOK,” he declares.

Cuzco Peru [Rego Park]
98-102 Queens Boulevard (near 67th Drive), Rego Park, Queens

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