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Macchu Picchu in Newburgh -- a definite winner


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Macchu Picchu in Newburgh -- a definite winner

Jim Zurer | Sep 15, 2002 06:30 PM

Following the recommendations of several posters, a group of us went to Rosh Hashanah dinner at the Macchu Picchu Peruvian restaurant on Broadway in Newburgh. Good food was enjoyed by all...

The place is very unpretentious and friendly...however our lack of Spanish led to some misunderstandings in the ordering department and the service was a bit slapdash.

But we ate well...highlights were fabulous (really, really good) ceviche--the fish was better than the shrimp, an excellent Peruvian equivalent of "fritto misto" with tasty fish, tender calamari and tender shrimp. The Peruvian roast chicken didn't get raves but it was eaten up. We also had a fish soup, a fish and rice dish, and some potato appetizers--one good and one with a sort of weird green sauce. The other dish that was average was a lamb shank in a coriander sauce.

For dessert, I would definitely advise against the flan, but would recommend the rice pudding set atop a cherry glaze--I have no idea what is called. Along with four Peruvian beers, the check came to about $120 for the six of us.

Our next excursion in the area we plan on trying the Alpha Hound's personal recommendation of the taqueria in Monroe.

Jim Zurer
Washington DC

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