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La Boina Roja 2

80-22 37th Ave., Queens, NY 11372 40.749 -73.885
nr. 80th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-424-6711 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: South American, Steakhouse
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Hours

Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sun, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 82nd St.-Jackson Heights

Prices

$8.95-$23.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Woodside Ave. to 32nd Ave., Junction Blvd. to 71st St.

Profile

Jackson Heights does not lack for Colombian restaurants, but this welcoming storefront offers more than the usual combination platters of minute steaks with four forms of starch. La Boina Roja is a steakhouse that prepares its carne with as much care as the neighborhood’s Argentinean restaurants. Its name may translate to “the Red Beret,” but its décor is mainly white plastic, and an air-freshener aroma is intermittently detectable. Though its tabs are no higher than a diner’s, the service is worthy of a fine-dining establishment, and warm, helpful waitresses confide what’s really outstanding on the menu. The kitchen manages a light touch with deep-fried staples like plantains and even chicharron, crunchy, meaty cubes of pork belly. Smooth-textured sausages—a gently spicy red chorizo and a rich black morcilla—are made in-house. Seafood is noticeably fresh, and the place’s marquee steaks are juicy, flavorful and grilled to order. Just don’t plan on lunch if you brave the breakfast special, a traditional Colombian mixed grill of steaks and sausages with rice, beans, fried plantains, and an arepa corncake.

Recommended Dishes

Picada para dos, $14.50; langostinos al ajillo, $15.95; entraña, $17.95; parrillada a la Boina, $23.95

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