Jackson Heights’ Punto Fijo deserves more attention than it gets for its homey, traditional Peruvian food, says kenito799. “It will fulfill all your Peruvian cravings,” he promises, especially if you’re hankering for carapulcra, a meaty stew made with dried potato. Also recommended: ceviche tiradito; anticuchos (grilled thin-sliced cow heart, excellent with green aji sauce); jalea (fried mixed seafood) or fried chunks of corvina; papas a la huancaina.
“I’ve been a few times and have not been disappointed,” reports sandrina, who singles out the fried calamari, served with cassava fries, a creamy green hot sauce and a pinkish sweet one.
Punto Fijo Restaurant [Jackson Heights]
89-12 Northern Blvd., between 89th and 90th Sts, Jackson Heights, Queens
Board Links: Punto Fijo Peruvian (moved from Manhattan Board)