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La Casa del Pollo

81-12 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11372 40.747571 -73.884733
nr. 81st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-205-7023 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: South American
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Official Website

lacasadelpolloperuano.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park

Prices

$4.95-$8.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

One glimpse of the chicken in a chef’s hat statue peering from La Casa del Pollo’s window and there’s no mistaking the specialty of the house. During prime lunch and dinner times the takeout crowd huddles at the back counter while nary a starkly lit table in the bare-walled dining room goes unoccupied. Everyone’s anxiously waiting for Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Available in numerous portions and combinations, the mahogany birds glisten with a salty cumin-laced spice rub. The moist flesh is only enhanced by the fresh pureed jalapeño aji dispensed in juice glasses with a spoon. Soy sauce as companion condiment near every paper placemat is a testament to Peru’s sizable Chinese population, though Chino-Latino versions of out-of-fashion Cantonese dishes are more likely to appeal to South Americans who grew up with them. Those without a nostalgic taste for chop suey might be swayed by lomo saltado, a stir-fry of thinly sliced beef, onions, tomatoes, and French fries served with rice (beans are optional). Soda of choice is yellow bubblegum-sweet Inca Kola in a can.

Recommended Dishes

Whole chicken, $9.98; lomo saltado, $8.44

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