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Guagua Pichincha

43-07 48th St., Queens, NY 11104 40.744572 -73.916471
nr. 43rd Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-565-9470 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Latin American, South American
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 46th St.-Bliss St.

Prices

$8-$18.50

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Sunnyside

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This venue is closed.

Named after a fiery volcano near Quito, this gutsy Ecuadorian eatery heats up a residential pocket of Sunnyside with spiced tripe and seafood. While the wan interior—threadbare maroon carpets, fake palms in the corner—may not instill faith, a glimpse of the crowd will since most are local Latinos. The menu delves into the fresh seafood and plantains of the coast and meaty stews of the highlands with equal panache. The chaulafan is a zesty mix of both: Cumin-infused rice is tossed with plump shrimp and butter-fried pork and chicken, then topped with a creamy half-shell of avocado and a sweet plantain. Innards are frequently trotted out, too. The signature bandera features bands of hearty tripe and goat stews that resemble the national flag. A mañana, mañana mood prevails: Waitresses eye the foot-stamping, hair-tossing telenovela, and on slow nights, the owner-chef pedals off for deliveries. Come weekends, sentimental Ecuadorian pasillos are cranked up, and the karaoke mic is handed to anyone who wants to wail along.

Recommended Dishes

Bandera Ecuatoriana, $14.50; Chaufalan $11

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