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best peruvian in the city?


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best peruvian in the city?

james | May 30, 2006 10:51 PM

my friends and i are thinking of having some peruvian food this weekend but are not sure what's the best in the city right now. we're willing to travel anywhere in the area so long as the place serves authentic, delicious food; decor/ambience aren't critical, though ideally the place can accommodate a group of 4, maybe 5.

i'm thinking corona, queens might be a good place to look. does anyone have some suggestions there, or anywhere else for that matter? and could you list any particular must-try dishes or specialties?

btw i should mention that i've been to lima's taste in the west village (formerly of the east village) and coco roco in park slope/gowanus, brooklyn. both were ok but nothing special IMO. i'm looking for something better than either of these places. i've also been to the original pio pio on woodhaven blvd, which was pretty good, but i'm looking for a place that serves a more extensive menu that includes great ceviches (though i'm fine with rotisserie chicken being on the menu so long as it's not the only thing available).

listed below are some other places i've heard about but have never tried--any feedback on the food quality based on recent trips would be greatly appreciated. also, if any of the below places are no longer open, pls let me know--thanks!!!

-bajo el puente (junction blvd at 45th ave, corona, queens--was reviewed in the ny times a few years back)
-la perricholi (corona ave at 51st ave, corona, queens)
-la pollada de laura (northern blvd at 102nd st, corona, queens--got a good review from sietsema of the voice way back when for their ceviches)
-inti raymi (37th ave near 86th st, jackson hts, queens)

AGAIN, i'd appreciate any feedback on these places if anyone has been recently, as well as any other peruvian recommendations in nyc. thanks!

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