Foodies in the 15th century traveled thousands of grueling miles to sample exotic dishes, but at least the flatness of the Earth made sailing while eating soup a cinch. Set sail for simpler dining options with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Latin cuisine at Natives in Jackson Heights.
Natives’ savory delights strut across palate stages, and the adjoining theater brims with comic and dramatic amusements for satisfied gourmets. The eclectic fried platter eases overwhelmed eaters into epicurean ecstasy with a veritable who's who of sizzling specialties, which include steak, pork rinds, sausage, plantains, and yucca ($14). A variety of soups and salads flank this fricasseed ark, alongside a barbeque platter, whose hearty ranks brim with chicken, ribs, fajita strips, and potatoes bedecked in cream sauce ($20). The beef-tongue platter, which uses meat only from soft-spoken bovine debutantes, delicately combines smooth mushroom sauce with creole flavor ($12), and the seafood casserole delights pyromaniac pescatarians with coconut rice and seafood sizzled in a clay pot over an open flame ($19.95). Natives also greets breakfasters with a rich selection of morning munchables.
8222 Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights, New York 11372Get Directions