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My Uncle

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89-08 Queens Blvd., Queens, NY 11373 40.734489 -73.874561
nr. 57th Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-426-8080 Send to Phone

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

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    4 out of 10

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Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at Grand Ave.-Newtown

Prices

$7-$19

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

66th Ave. to 56th Ave., Junction Blvd./Queens Blvd. to 84th St.

Profile

My Uncle’s looks don’t promise a fine-dining experience. It’s excessively lit and noisy with kids racing hither and thither. But observant diners will discover the quieter, less-bright nook between the bar and the door (and those tots will run out of steam). The most gratifying surprise is that My Uncle’s chow is terrific. No surprise: The place, also known as Mi Tio, is family run, and a member of the Patron clan is usually on the premises to keep the wait staff and the grill cooks focused. The family, like the food, is Uruguayan; the cuisine, very similar to the Argentinean. The meat-centric menu showcases both grass-fed Uruguayan and grain-fed USDA Prime Angus beef: A full entraña, or skirt steak, is a deftly grilled, deeply flavorful behemoth; sweetbreads, typically overcooked in even good restaurants, arrive deliciously charred yet velvety within. My Uncle’s diners, a cross-section of English- and Spanish-speaking locals, slather everything with the house sauces, a devilish red-pepper paste and a garlic-based chimichurri. Flan heaped with dulce de leche may be lusciously rich, but it doesn’t diminish garlic breath. Solution: Share the steak and the chimichurri.

Recommended Dishes

Spinach pie, $3.95; skirt steak (half, $19.95; whole, $33.95); sweetbreads, $10.90; flan with dulce de leche, $5.25

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