Ecuadorian Dinner at La Puntilla

I WAS JUST INFORMED THAT BARZOLA IS CLOSING AT 6PM TONIGHT TO REPAIR A GAS LINE.  I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US FOR AN INFORMAL ECUADORIAN DINNER, PLEASE MEET US IN FRONT OF BARZOLA.  WE WILL HEAD TO LA PUNTILLA, ONE BLOCK AWAY. 


Barzola has been serving Ecuadorian coastal cuisine in Jackson Heights for over 25 years.  Unlike most Ecuadorian restaurants in NYC that specialize in the meat and potatoes of the mountainous regions, Barzola emphasizes seafood, green plantains and peanut sauce. 

Join us for a taste of this often overlooked, but intriguing, South American cuisine.


The proposed menu:

Bolon: Mashed green plantains

Ayacas: Sweet cornmeal cake with chicken wrapped in banana leaf

Humitas: Fresh corn cake wrapped in corn leaf

Seco de chivo: Goat stew

Guatita: Tripe with potato in peanut sauce

Bollo de pescado: Grated green plantain with fish and peanut sauce wrapped in banana leaf

Cazuela marinera: Seafood casserole

Ceviche pescado curtido: Fish ceviche, Ecuadorian-style


The final bill, including tax and tip, for the meal will be divided equally among the diners. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks and individual desserts that you order. The estimated cost per diner is $20-30. Cash only. Please bring small bills.

Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.


Public Transportation:

- 7 to 90 St - Elmhurst Av

 

Distance between New York and Manabi, Ecuador:

2,909 miles

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  • Sally

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and when life gives you broken gas lines in Jackson Heights, head down the street to another, equally good, Ecuadorian restaurant. Our unexpected dinner at La Puntilla, named after an exclusive neighborhood near Guayaquil, started with ceviche triple. Soupier than Peruvian ceviche and served in a bowl, a big dollop of black clams was the yin to the yang of the fish and shrimp. Guatita, small pieces of tripe cooked in a peanut butter sauce, proved that chocolate isn’t the only great taste that tastes great with peanut butter. If you consider tripe to be a great taste, of course. Llapingacho buried its namesake cheese filled potato patty under two eggs sunny side up and chunks of fried pork – the ideal meal if you can’t decide between breakfast or dinner. The humble humita was amaizing – mashed fresh sweet corn with mild white cheese steamed in corn husks. Thanks to those who took a chance and apologies to everyone for the late notice.

    September 15, 2013

  • Jeanne

    Thank you, Sally, that was terrific! I don't know if Plan A could've turned out better!

    September 11, 2013

  • Grace S.

    Thanks to Sally's flexibility, we all had a wonderful eating experience at a surprise venure with fun company. Thank you, Sally.

    September 11, 2013

  • Joan D.

    Thanks to Sally for the great "save." I really enjoyed the food and the company. It was well worth the mad dash to get there after I had prepared for a quiet meal and evening at home. Only critical comment is that the wine was rather "young." We drank it anyway!

    September 11, 2013

  • John C

    Great "recovery" after the other place had closed. Thanks. Another excellent dinner. Good food and good people.

    September 11, 2013

  • Stan W.

    Loved the restaurant tonight. Everything was delicious and the service was veryfriendly . They even put on the soccer game for me. Kind of glad that guinea pig was absent from the menu...heard it taste like chicken.

    September 11, 2013

  • Andie

    What a nice surprise! Considering La Puntilla was the "replacement" restaurant, it was...Fantastic!! Thanks, Sally, for saving the night after Barzola closed suddenly. Great food, great company!

    September 10, 2013

  • Nae

    Bummer!! Just got home and now seeing Sally's msg.

    September 10, 2013

  • Jeanne

    I'm in, too - see you soon!

    September 10, 2013

  • Sally

    7 people have confirmed for La Puntilla so far.

    September 10, 2013

  • Yen Y. L.

    Ah , I just ate after reading the cancellation email. I catch you guys next time.

    September 10, 2013

  • Stan W.

    I'm in too ..nice recovery Sally!

    September 10, 2013

  • Sally

    If anyone is interested in joining us for a more informal Ecuadorian dinner at 730pm tonight, please meet us in front of Barzola. (I assume that some people will not have read the cancellation email.) We'll head over to La Puntilla, one block away.

    September 10, 2013

    • Andie

      I'm in...Thanks, Sally!

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's still happening! Thanks Sally!

    September 10, 2013

  • Yen Y. L.

    I am ready. Let's do it.

    September 8, 2013

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