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La Joya de Ceren Restaurante

11216 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Queens, NY 11694 40.578855 -73.840092
nr. 112th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-318-1820 Send to Phone

Photo by Daniel Maurer

Special Offer

$5 Lunch Special Daily, 11:30am-3pm

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Nearby Subway Stops

A, S at Rockaway Park-Beach 116th St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Fireplace
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • BYOB


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Depends on the order.


This venue is closed.

Rincon Centroamericano, an offshoot of the Pupusa Loca chain, spent ten years at 163rd Street in the Bronx until one day its rickety building was condemned and it was forced out without notice. Owner Regina Ayala, a native of El Salvador’s La Liberdad region, had trouble finding cheap rent even in the BX, but luckily her sister, who lived an hour away in Rockaway Park, clued her into the former home of a Jamaican restaurant, and the restaurant has now reopened under the name La Joya de Ceren (after an ancient farming village preserved by volcanic ash). Heck, we might just travel from the Bronx to Rockaway just to try the seviche to say nothing of the pupusas, a relative rarity in this taco-mad city.

As for the space, the front bar is waiting for its license to sell Gallo beers (in the meantime, horchata as well as cashew, barley, and a variety of other juices are fit to be toted a couple of blocks to the beach), and the gigantic fireplace in the side room will eventually be powered with gas.

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