Queens >Food & Dining > Pollo Popular
168-31 88th Ave, Jamaica, NY | Directions 1143240.709939 -73.793465
Tuesday- Sunday 12:00pm- 10:00 pm
Neighborhoods: Jamaica Hills
Best Peruvian Food in Queens – What a find! This little gem of a Peruvian restaurant is not easy to find since it is right off a busy street - which I think makes it even more appealing. Is was a pretty warm night so we were seated at their back patio area. I did not feel like I was in Jamaica Queens, I felt like I was in an intimate little backyard oasis. I ordered the half chicken with yellow rice and beans. Holy crap. I've had plenty of Peruvian style chicken but this was definitely a cut above any type of chicken I've had before. It tasted completely gourmet. The rice was perfect and had a hidden spice I couldn't figure out - it wasn't oily or dry - just perfect. And the beans..... I am not really a beans type of person, I usually skip on the beans, but not in this case! This was the best beans I ever had! We also had the camarones al ajillo as an appetizer and it was literally flavors exploding in my mouth. I ended up talking with the owner and he informed me that most of the items on the menu are his mother's recipes. How amazing is that. We ended the night with homemade apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top and it was heaven on earth.
Short story long - I strongly recommend this place. The food is high quality , delicious gourmet food at affordable prices. This restaurant is a rare find and completely superior to all the other Peruvian restaurants I've eaten in and I will definitely be going back.
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