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Jora: LIC’s Best Peruvian Restaurant

For the best Peruvian food in Long Island City, Queens, look no further than Jora: a gem of a restaurant located a short walk from the Vernon-Jackson 7 train stop.

Though the cocktail menu features many drinks starring pisco, I couldn’t resist the Andean martini.

Brian meanwhile sampled the purple old fashioned, a twist on a classic which gets its color from Peruvian Chicha Morada, a purple corn beverage.

To kick off our meal, we started with the empanada sampler, which was delicious.

For our mains, Brian sampled the arroz con pollo while I devoured the arroz con mariscos (Peruvian style paella). We rounded out our meal with a side order of sweet plantains.