A few weekends ago, I was exploring a neighborhood in Queens by myself and came upon this restaurant called Cuzco Peru on Queens Blvd in Briarwood. Although it felt like new, I realized that I had been to this restaurant before with a group of people. Cuzco Peru specializes in Peruvian cuisine (who would have guessed?) and if I recalled correctly, the food was good but the service was slow.
This is the Jalea: fried, breaded seafood platter topped with onions and tomatoes in lime juice. It was a rainy and cold day. My feet were wet from jogging through the slush in Queens. I needed fried food and the waitress talked me into it! But it was not so good… The seafood was the frozen kind. All traces of sea-ness had been fried out of them. Bad. The one point of redemption was on the roasted corn kernels. I picked them out and ate them all.
Would I repeat this? I think this place (at least my Jalea) is almost as uninteresting as the Chinese takeout around the corner. So will only repeat if I am desperate. I am desperate about 10% of the time.
This experience took place at
Cuzco Peru Restaurant
13813 Queens Blvd
Jamaica (Briarwood), NY 11435