Yet again, Astoria has offered the world another delicious incredibly cheap eatery. This time the menu is Columbian and consists mostly of arepas (delicious arepas, that is). Now, I'm no arepa authenticity scholar--but whatever they are, they were wonderful. For $5 you get a lovely disk of corn flour smothered in fresh gaucamole, plantains and heaps of chorizo and chicharron. Two of us had a dinner of hearty homey plaintain soup and pork chops as well as two arepas, and have enough left over for another two meals tonight. The price? With a generous tip, $23. By the way, on top of all of this, the place is incredibly pleasant-looking and the owner/waiter was one of the nicest restaurant people I've interacted with in a long time. A truly great experience. I'm curious to hear others' opinions.
Info: Arepas Pues, 32-20 34th Ave., Astoria (or LIC for all you "broadway is the dividing line" purists)between 33rd and 32nd st.