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Luna de Juarez

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25-98 Steinway St. , Astoria, NY 11103 40.765519 -73.913696
at 28th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-274-4350 Send to Phone

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

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Official Website

lunadejuarez.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at Steinway St.

Prices

$12.95-$21.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

40th Ave. to 20th Ave., 50th St. to 21st St.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Former NYPD officer Hugo Juarez snagged a beloved Queens chef, Benita Areola of the late Fiesta Mexicana, for this enterprise, rendering it a dining destination amidst Steinway Street’s franchises. Areola’s menu flaunts her signatures: Remarkably tender cochinita pibil (fruit juice-marinated shredded pork) and fish or shrimp a la Veracruz, her hometown. The latter is grilled and sauced with house-smoked chipotle puree, sweet-and-sour almond-lime paste, or tomatillo salsa. Diners seeking more traditional Mexican chow are likely to relish Areola’s tasty tacos, burritos, or generous fajitas, served with deftly cooked meat, chicken or shrimp. But the vast menu offers plenty for everyone. Ceviche is sprightly and tart, paella is heaped with seafood, fettuccine alfredo is properly al dente, and salads feature fun add-ins like Oaxacan or goat cheese and nopales—cactus “meat.” Wood-warmed with fiery red accents, Luna de Juarez reels in a varied clientele: Families who eye the kids’ menu, twosomes who flirt over barely marked-up red wine, and groups who down pitchers of margaritas and guacamole concocted tableside.

Mariachi

Sunday nights bring a mariachi trio. Occasional weekends showcase Latin jazz players.

Recommended Dishes

Ceviche Veracruz, $10.95; aguacate Luna de Juarez, $9.95; guacamole, $8.95; steak fajitas, $16.95; cochinita pibil, $12.95; coconut flan, $6.95

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