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Best Rotisserie New York 2012 - La Casa del Pollo

La Casa del Pollo

La Casa del Pollo

87-7 Roosevelt Ave.

New York, NY 11372


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Queens—especially Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona—boasts a mind-bogglingly large collection of chicken rotisseries, which you can identify by the birds flipping and kicking in the window like Rockettes, gradually turning browner. At those places, you can get a cheap meal outfitted with rice, beans, fried yuca, sweet plantains, and other starchy accoutrements, depending on whether the place is Peruvian, Colombian, or Ecuadorean. La Casa del Pollo is Peruvian, with the splendid green chicken sauce to match, and the birds are perfectly falling-off-the-bone cooked, while the skin stays imperially crisp. Some say the secret spices on the coating are really a recipe brought by Chinese immigrants to South America—but who knows? 87-07 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, 718-205-7023, (11372)

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