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La Picada Azuaya

8419 37th Ave., Queens, NY 11372 40.74998 -73.882267
nr. 85th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-424-9797 Send to Phone

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

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 11am-3am; Fri, 11am-4am; Sat-Sun, 10:30am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 82nd St.-Jackson Heights

Prices

$4.50-$18

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Roosevelt Ave. to 34th Ave., 92nd St. to 82nd St.

Profile

Everything from the cow's foot soup (thought to increase virility in men) to the Picada Azuaya special, an enormous plate of mixed meats, all breaded, fried, and dusted with chili pepper, lends this small Jackson Heights restaurant an air of authenticity. A few posters and mementos of Ecuador line the walls, and three rows of tables, each topped with white tablecloths and vases of fake flowers, are attended to by waitresses who smile broadly but speak little English. The soups and seafood dishes, in the tradition of coastal, mountainous Ecuador, tend to outshine the fairly dry meat platters: A rich caldo de bola de verde, a beef stock soup, comes chocked with potatoes, thick shards of stringy beef and a mazto ball-like orb of plantain, stuffed with boiled egg. A variety of ceviches are well-matched by bottles of the national beer, Pilsener, as are broiled whole chickens coupled with well-spiced sides of rice, beans or fried plantains.

Recommended Dishes

Caldo de bola de verde (stuffed plantain soup), $8.50

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