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“Great Sunday Brunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Ay Si

El Ay Si
47-38 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
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Cuisines: American
Description: Great american comfort food with a southern flair.
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Description: Great american comfort food with a southern flair.
Pensacola, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We went here for Sunday brunch with our son who lives in the neighborhood. The restaurant is cozy (or small, depending on your viewpoint), but the food was excellent, service was great and the prices were outstanding for New York. Also, each meal came with either a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, both of which were very good. We had the mac and cheese which was made with several cheeses and bacon, french toast and traditional eggs with potatoes. All were delicious. Definitely will become somewhere we go each time we visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great food, good people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was a pleasant surprise. The menu is small and focused. I came here with a Groupon and didn't expect much. But I was wrong. The pulled pork tacos are excellent. The service is excellent. The space is really small.

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food and margarita”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

You definitely need to go there if you live in the area. Try the roast pork and Mac/cheese. Also their drinks are pretty good too.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The food at El Ay Si is flavorful and creative. The Chicken Fried Chicken is great, and the Pork Belly with Apples is unreal. Do yourself a favor and eat here.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Forest Hills, New York
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Wonderful service, ambience and the food hit the spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My friend and I came here and had a groupon and was welcomed graciously. There were no separate menus or restrictions for having a groupon. (yippee) The place is small and quaint but cute and reminds you of a little spot in the Caribbean. The staff were down to earth and cool. The music was great and it was really a cool vibe. The food was slamminggggg. I had the fried chicken, mash potato's and string beans and ate very crumb from my plate. My friend had the pork tacos with salad and she devoured hers. I tasted her and it was really tasty. They only accept cash and the only negative thing I can say about this place is that there is a lack of parking. We had to drive around for almost 30 minutes before we found parking, ughh.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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