Exploring Queens sites like Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the New York Hall of Science and the Queens Zoo is bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, these New York City attractions have some appetizing neighbors. Here are the best restaurants in Corona, Queens.
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Get to know the neighborhood at Tortilleria Nixtamal, a popular restaurant showcasing Corona’s Mexican culture with the help of some local businesses. Here, locally sourced meat and fish combine with Nixtamal’s housemade tortillas in mouthwatering dishes, including tacos filled with traditional-style pork slow cooked in lard and chipotle tamales with chicken, pork, and spicy red salsa.
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Corona’s Il Triangolo Restaurant would fit right in amongst even the finest Italian eateries in Manhattan. The high-end atmosphere pairs perfectly with sophisticated plates of chicken Frangelico, homemade fettuccine with smoked bacon and peas in a gorgonzola white wine sauce, and some of the best veal dishes in New York City.
Those willing to wait for a seat at Rincon Criollo will be rewarded with ropa vieja, oxtail stew, and more authentic Cuban cuisine. With its old-school Cuban décor, bustling, family-friendly dining room, and gourmet grub (try the paella), Rincon’s popularity is a universal language.
Make any meal a special occasion at Park Side Restaurant, an upscale Italian eatery boasting an elegant environment and extensive menu. Try not to fill up on the fan-favorite bread basket (though we wouldn’t blame you if you did) to leave room for popular Park Side dishes such as mozzarella in Corozza, shrimp fra diavolo, truffle and mushroom fettuccini, and burnt broccoli.
A taste of traditional Peru is what’s on the menu at Sabor Peruano—along with a few dishes you probably haven’t seen before. Peruvian comfort foods like the Chinese-influenced tallarín saltado de carne, rotisserie chicken, and Peruvian-style pesto spaghetti are thoroughly, if a little tentatively, enjoyed in Sabor’s down-home dining room.
An Italian emporium crafting sandwiches with its own meats and cheeses, Leo’s Latticini Mama’s, known to most simply as Mama’s, isn’t your average deli. A warm staff will help you find your ideal lunch (spoiler alert: it’s the fan-favorite “Mama’s Special” sandwich) while you snag supper from Mama’s hot foods selection (think homemade meatballs and eggplant parm). Tip: Don’t forget dessert—the same team behind this Mario Batali-endorsed deli operates an Italian bakery on the same block!
Thanks to La Cabana, Corona locals no longer have to board a plane (or worse, schlep to the Bronx) to dine Dominican style. Mangu, Dominican sausage, empanada de yuca, Dominican-style blood pudding, and more are all accounted for here—and cost a fraction of any flight.