Few neighborhoods in New York can even begin to compare to Jackson Heights in range, richness, or ethnic diversity. So why don't you hear more about it? Well, now you have.
Empanadas and nothing but: beef empanadas, chicken, pork, stewed goat, you name it. The final word in empanadas.
Not everybody is into Ecuadorean food, especially the national dish of cuy (guinea pig). But if you eat in a good, homey Ecuadorean place like this one, you might find you have a taste for it.
This Argentine steakhouse has been doing it forever, and has never slipped. No one does the authentic gaucho beef better, especially with the aid of unyielding, garlicky chimichurri.
Though it's best known for its Indian desserts, especially the glazed confection called jelabi, there's also a fabulous vegetarian buffet here that will satisfy your savory side as wel.
Though not as well known as its Central American rivals, Salvarodean food has its own charms, and this, the city's best Salvadorean restaurant, is the place to encounter them. Don't miss the papusas.
So....it's not really a diner. Don't go here looking for meat loaf. If on the other hand you are after superb Indian food, especially the vegetarian specialties of South India, you are definitely in the right place.
I always was a La Portena man, but there's no denying that this Queens meatery is as good as any Argentine steakhouse in town.
For a neighborhood that is not exactly wanting in great tacos, Suadero stands apart: these are masterful tacos, especially the beef tongue and other specialty numbers, here executed with rare skill.
Most of the Korean fried chicken places are operating on roughly the same plane of quality. This one is a little better, but realy, I just like the name so much. (Plus the sauce isn't too sweet.)
The fiery cuisine of northern Thailand is on display at this Queens restaurant, which is much, much better than its Manhattan sibling.
Most of the Himalayan food you see in New York tends to borrow from nearby Indian and China; not so Phayul, which limits itself strictly to the traditional food of Tibet.