Just went to this family-owned Ecuadorian spot (39-08 63rd St. in Woodside) for a late lunch of ceviche de pescado y pulpo and a beef empanada. The empanada was crunchy deep orange-colored football packed with flavor. Ceviche was a soupy concoction brimming with tender chunks of octopus and fish. The incendiary green hot sauce was a perfect match for the rice and the ceviche. I also had Quaker, a traditional Ecuadorian shake of sorts made with oatmeal, passion fruit and maracuya.
Just was I finishing my cafe con leche the owner, Braulio, himself came over and asked me if everything was OK. He also said that business has been kind of slow and asked me to tell all my friends about his eatery. So here I am; support Braulio's. I know I'll be going back, gotta try their black conch ceviche.