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Lima Limón

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94-20 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11372 40.748776 -73.871522
nr. 95th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-651-5002 Send to Phone

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

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Hours

Tue-Wed, noon-9pm; Thu, noon-10pm; Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 10am-11pm; Sun, 10am-9pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Junction Blvd.

Prices

$6.50-$15.95

Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Within smelling distance of street carts selling tacos and suckling pig on Roosevelt Avenue, Lima Limon may look like just another restaurant in Little Latin America, but the food at this eight-table Peruvian diner is several shades more sophisticated than the telenovelas on the flat screen. Dishes like choros a la chalaca (lime-soaked mussels stuffed with corn, red onion, tomato, and cilantro) and leche de tigre (their signature ceviche, with sea bass, squid, octopus, and shrimp swimming in lime juice and cilantro) will distract you from the lurid green on the walls. Meanwhile, you can taste the fortunate collision of Incan ingredients, with flavors from Spain, Portugal, and Africa, in anticuchos (veal heart skewers), cau-cau (tripe stew with potatoes and peas in a mild turmeric sauce), and tacu-tacu (rice and canary beans served with grilled chicken, steak, or goat). Unless you’re a fan of gamey meats, skip seco de cabrito (goat stew with cilantro) and save room for a housemade alfajor (dulce de leche and shortbread). The menu claims that six of the restaurant’s seven Andean stews are only available on weekends, but if you go on a weekday, it's worth asking your server what’s on the stove.

Recommended Dishes

Choros a la chalaca, $11.95; leche de tigre, $11.95; cau-cau, $10.95; alfajor, $2

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