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Posted by Christina on 03/17/2013
Ive been to Mancora about three times now and I really enjoy the food! My only complaint is that they do not serve any peruvian wine. I dont understand how this restaurant serves Chilean wine but nothing from their own country. I go to other peruvian restaurants and they make sure to offer authentic peruvian wine to their customers. Delicious food but a glass of Peru's finest wine would be fantastic!! The pisco sour is excellent as well!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2013
The only good thing you'll get here is the Spanish language. Everything is pre frozen accept for a few vegetables. And the only Peruvian you'll find here are the names of the dishes, that's all.
Posted by Magaly Jara on 02/24/2013
I have never been in a Peruvian restaurant that serve you a Papa Rellena the size of a lime and that the Relleno is 25 raisins and no meat, I have never had a tamal that I had to eat it with a spoon cause it was like arroz con leche an on top of the unappetizing taste meat was place outside of it like a topping, totally not Peruvian at all, the Arroz Chaufa was actually with so much Sesame oil that I was under the impression that I was in a Japanese or Chinese restaurant. When they bring the grill meats to the table they have to open the door cause they bring the plate to your table on a hot plate that causes smoke in the whole restaurant, Worst of all the Anticucho was 4 dollar coin size pieces of the meat with no taste at all and it was not even grill it was boil. This is not a Peruvian Restaurant at all don't let them fool you.
Posted by hungry half a block below Houston on 01/22/2013
Can't comment on the service or atmosphere as I haven't been in. Tried to order delivery and they won't go half a block below Houston on Norfolk. They will go to C or 3rd avenues however. I would think they (and many other local restaurants) would be willing to compromise a bit more as long as the distance is the same or less. so fed up after so many years of dealing with this.
Posted by EL from Long Island on 12/11/2011
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of dinner at Mancora. Although the space is small and the tables small and the place is crowded and a little noisy, the food and service were excellent. The bathroom was ok but not great. And we did notice a giant blue "A" in the window, indicating a favorable report from the health department. We started with the complimentary plaintain chips and verde sauce which was excellent. We also had the red sangria which was delicious and potent. Next we had the soup which I think was Chupe De Camaron O Pescado and we had both the Carmaon (Shellfish) and Pescado (Fish). It was a delicious, creamy soup and one $10 portion was adequate for both my wife and me. Next we had the very delicious appetizers such as pork and potato and some other stuff I don't remember. What was really good were the roast chickens that we had (Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken) and they served with creamy Spanish potatoes and nice sweet yams. It was really delicious. The chicken was tender and superb. Also, we ordered a seafood fried rice which was awesome. It had all kinds of sauteed calamari, clams, mussels. And according to my wife, the only shortage was that the clams had some sand (which I didn't even notice) and that the dish was a little salty. But it was very good all the same. I would recommend this establishment for dinner and it is not expensive, but not cheap either. the bill for my wife and I (and we ordered excessively --, i.e. 2 appetizers, 1 soup, the fried seafood rice, a whole chicken, and two sangrias) and the bill with tip 15% was $87.00
Posted by Angie M. on 06/30/2011
Every time I come to NYC I stop here for a Rotisserie Chicken...They season it perfectly and it's not just the skin, it seeps all the way through the meat. I am in love!
Posted by WillamV on 03/07/2011
Please disregard "jeterisbetter's" review, he couldn't be more off base. This place is not dirty at all and the tables are not that close to each other. This person must be very large and thats why it was not spacious enough for him. I am a 230 pound man and it was spacious enough for me. I am Peruvian also and I found the food to be quite authentic. It might not be what mom makes, but one step above from being a truck stop. I would suggest the "Papa Rellena" (stuffed potato) or the "Papa a la Hauncaina" (Potatoes and eggs with creamy cheese sauce) as appetizers. If you want "Peruvian food", you can never go wrong with the "Lomo Saltado" or the "Tallarines Verde". My two favorite dishes. The decor is definitely better than just a few peruvian dishes on the wall and an upside down picture. Some people have the strangest reviews. You definitely get more for what you pay for in Mancora.