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La Casa del Pollo Peruano - Jackson Hts

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La Casa del Pollo Peruano - Jackson Hts

Helen | Dec 5, 2000 07:20 PM

During a Sunday constitutional a couple of weeks ago, we happened upon this place on Roosevelt. There were swarms of people inside and out, primarily waiting to order and take out. Nobody would mistake this place for atmospheric Pio Pio - it's bright with formica and fluorescents, a row of small tables against the wall and a few woven wall hangings for decor.

Anyway, went back for a takeout bird a couple of weeks ago. It was stunningly good, as was their (green) hot sauce. A good-sized bird, perfectly done. I'd say it's the equal of Pio Pio's, though I haven't really sampled enough of either to make a definitive comparison. (Quite a bit cheaper than P-P though - $6.30 for a whole bird to go, or $6.40 w/ fortune cookies.) The rice and beans held their own as well.

In addition to the chicken and spare ribs, the menu offers the Saltado Brothers (Lomo and Pollo,) grilled giblets, beef heart or tripe, and a fair number of Chinese specialties, among them chop suey, lo mein, and fried rice. (One of these days I'm going to post to General Questions - I want to know more about the Chinese-Peruvian cuisine connection.) Takeout orders were flying out of there.

87-07 Roosevelt (N. side of street.) Open 11:30-9, Tues-Sun. (I guess that means closed Mondays, huh?)

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