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Port Chester Peruvian: Acuario

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Port Chester Peruvian: Acuario

Kydd | Feb 9, 2006 04:49 PM

A co-worker recommended this little place just on the NY side of the train station. We went for lunch today. Wow. What a find. And to think it's been there since 1991! I have been working on and off in PC since 1996 and had never heard about this place until recently. For lunch they have 4 daily $8 specials and they include soup. We had a chicken-based soup. So good.

I had a chicken/pork based stew that was fantastic (sorry I forgot the name which was not something my nor my Chilean collegue had ever heard of before) and it comes with a generous portion of white rice, and veggies which included a little bit of yuka (yum) and a tasty garnish of red onions which I mixed right in. The meat just peeled with a fork and I didn't even need to use a knife!

Oh, they start you off with a warmed bread with a side of this jalapeno-based dip (for lack of a better term) and not only did it work with the bread but I put it on my meat! My colleague had beef costilla (a big ole' rib) w/ the rice & veggies and she also loved it. We came back bragging to the office mates and had them all ready to visit soon. From the outside, you'd never know what a gem this place is. But you'll swear you just stepped into a tipico Peruvian mom's kitchen and will leave wanting to spread the word about this place. The dinner menu also looks fantastic with many chicken, fish, beef, and pork options.

Acuario Restaurant
(914) 939-7090
137 Irving Ave.
Port Chester, NY

P.S., I recently went to Misti, and thought the chicken on the roti was fantastic but the sides (bland rice & salad w/ iceberg, and a cold bread) were aburrido (boring) as can be and such a contrast to the chicken which peeled off the bone sans knife...

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