Going to Urubamba, a Peruvian spot in Jackson Heights, with only one other person is like going to Easter Island and not seeing the giant heads. You’ll still have a good time, but you’ll miss out on the bulk of the experience. That’s because the very long menu at this all-day spot, which looks like a bed and breakfast in the Andes, is mostly made up of large plates meant to be shared. And after tasting the shrimp paella with perfectly spiced rice or the stir-fried steak served over french fries, you’re going to want to try the ceviches, stews, and grilled meats that occupy entire sections of the menu.
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Taqueria Coatzingo is a big Mexican restaurant on Roosevelt Ave in Jackson Heights, and it’s perfect for a quick plate of tacos.
El Chivito D’Oro
El Chivito D’Oro is an Uruguayan spot in Jackson Heights that’s perfect for when you want to split a big platter of grilled meats with a few people.
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Juanita’s Cafe in Jackson Heights specializes in Peruvian sandwiches that are large, meat-heavy, and delicious.
The Inkan is a Peruvian restaurant in Long Island City that specializes in rotisserie chicken and has a nice backyard.
Sen Sakana is Peruvian-Japanese place in Midtown that might be good for a business lunch, although you don't really have to spend your money here.
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Llama Inn isn’t actually a hotel for llamas, but it is a Peruvian restaurant very much worth the trip to Williamsburg.
A local Infatuation mainstay, Esperanto’s got that little something special that that’s kept it in heavy rotation since before Ave. C was cool.
Birria-Landia is a truck in Jackson Heights, and it’s where you’ll find the best birria tacos in NYC. Get a few, and dip them in a cup of consome.
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