The Inkan serves big portions of Latin American food in two separate spaces on the same street corner - a small dining room and a separate bar area with TVs. Peruvian dishes occupy a large portion of the menu, so expect plenty of seafood and ceviche, but plan to direct your attention on the rotisserie chicken, their specialty. We'd recommend making a meal of the half chicken ($7.50) and some plantains. This is also one of the few spots in the city where you can get a solid pisco sour, best enjoyed during nice weather in the restaurant’s enclosed backyard.
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Casa Enrique is home to the best Mexican food in New York City, and we bet you’ve never heard of it. Time to get acquainted with Long Island City.
Beebe’s is a restaurant in the bottom of The Boro Hotel in LIC, and it’s a perfect for when you’re in the area and need something easy.
M. Wells Steakhouse
If you live in this area, or you find yourself here often, M. Wells is a decent spot for a nice dinner. You can even follow it up with a drink at Dutch Kills for a pleasant, albeit expensive, evening in Queens. Unfortunately, that’s as weird as things are gonna get. Queens.
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Caracas Arepa Bar
Caracas takes pride in serving the most authentic Venezuelan food in the city. Who are we to disagree? This is by far and away the best Venezuelan restaurant we’ve been to. It’s also the only Venezuelan place we’ve been to.
La Isla Cuchifritos
We love La Isla Cuchifritos for the fact that a) it’s cheap and delicious, and b) it sort of feels like you’re grubbing in tropical Puerto Rico rather than not-so-tropical Brooklyn.
Pokito is a tiny bar/restaurant near the Williamsburg bridge serving Asian-Latin mashup food in a highly casual (but still vibey) space.
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The Green Street LIC
The Green Street LIC does kind-of-healthy Korean with optional Korean barbecue.
Woodbines is pub in Long Island City where you could you could bring a first date. Which is to say, it’s a pretty nice pub.
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