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“My old neighborhood favorite” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Chivito d'Oro

El Chivito d'Oro
8402 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-7339
718-424-0600
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Merida, Mexico
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“My old neighborhood favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

El Chivito is my Jackson Heights neighborhood favorite. I lived 2 blocks away for 26 years. Great food and great prices. Many of the items on the menu are enough for two people.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Best grilled beef value in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

As a fundamentalist carnivore who has dined on steaks in NYC from Manhattan (Wolfgang's, Benjamin, Sparks, Capital Grill, Les Halles, etc.) to Brooklyn (P. Luger) this place must rate as the best bang for the beef buck in the whole city. The bife de chorizo (a gigantic strip steak) is expertly grilled. The mixed grill for one easily feeds three with muscular portions of chorizo, blood sausage, sweetbreads, skirt steak, short ribs and veal that overflow the serving hot plate. And despite prices that are half of what one would expect to pay in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the meats are flavorful and quite tender, as behooves grass-fed beef, which is what is served here. The quasi-Italian dishes are so-so, except for an exceptional milanesa (breaded escalope) that can reach the size of nearby Citifield and performs better than the Mets. The service is excellent and the noise level quite passable (it's a Latino place!). In sum: a great choice for all but vegans.

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“If you are meat lover you have to try this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

If you are meat lover you have to try this place

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“El Chivito D'oro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

I went to that place a couple of days ago and i really enjoy the food, "IT WAS GREAT" but i also like this waitress, i think she was Argentinean :S, Does anyone knows the name of this Beautiful lady? :D

Thank you and keep enjoying your food!

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“Best Uruguayan parrillada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

Best asado in town. I love it!!

Sandy

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