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Mexican Restaurant to Open at Former Re Pub LIC 50 Site Next Month

10-09 50th Ave., upcoming location for Corazon de Mexico. (NYC ZOLA)

Feb. 14, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A Mexican restaurant with roots in Woodside is planning on opening just off Vernon Boulevard in the coming weeks.

Corazon de Mexico, the name of the new restaurant, will open at 10-09 50th Ave., taking over the site occupied by Re Pub LIC 50 until 2016.

The restaurant will seat close to 80 people, and aims to offer a variety of authentic Mexican dishes, including staples like burritos, tacos, and enchiladas guacamole, and several meat and seafood entrees. Soups, salads, appetizers, and dessert will also be offered at the site.

Former site of Re Pub LIC, to be taken over by Corazon de Mexico.

The price range for an entree and a drink will range from $30 to $45. The restaurant is also working to get its full liquor license in order to serve beers, wine, and cocktails.

The menu items are similar to what was offered at La Adelita, a Mexican restaurant and bakery in Woodside that closed last year after the property owner filed plans to bulldoze the site and develop a residential building there.

Maria Iglesias, the owner of the upcoming restaurant, said it was difficult to find a new location that would accommodate both a restaurant and a bakery, and decided on moving the restaurant operations to Long Island City and keeping the bakery in Woodside. The bakery has retained the former’s restaurant’s name.

The two sites, however, will share the same logo depicting an “adelita”, the name given to women combatants of the Mexican Revolution.

Iglesias says the Hunters Point location is far larger than the Woodside spot, and that they may be installing fountains with lights due to the restaurant’s high ceilings.

Iglesias, who has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry, plans on opening the restaurant from 11 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on weekdays, and until 2 a.m. on weekends.

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17 Comments

Hector

The Menu, talks Restaurant not even open. By the way, it could be the appetizer, entree and alcoholic drink range that price. Judge from your experience not from paparazzi.




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SeñorLIC

Dios mío $45 for some tacos and beans and rice? They must be loco. Me and MRLIC wouldn’t even charge that much for monthly “protection” fees for local businesses when we were running our extortion racket. The local bowling alleys got to be protected and MRLIC saved up enough money to buy a used laptop so he could make internet comments, it was a win-win.




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Sheila

Hi, it depend on the platter and alcoholic beverage guys. Additionally, it would be like most expensive platter.




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LICfly

“The price range for an entree and a drink will range from $30 to $45.”

Dammit, why didn’t I think of that?!?! Ugh! Cha-Ching!




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Alan

What the frack what are you thinking coming to LIC AND get rich overnight please good luck 30 to 50$ right




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Mr Big Bucks LIC

I can’t wait to drop $40 for 3 tacos and a margarita! I’ve got so much money to burn and their aren’t enough pricey restaurants in LIC for me to get ride of this kind of cash.




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Anonymous

wow with those prices and Michelin stared Mexican a block away for less? I don’t get it but, I hope the find their niche




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drain my wallet

“The price range for an entree and a drink will range from $30 to $50.”

Did I read correctly that this is a Mexican restaurant? In Queens?




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Frank

The price is actually in line with what you end up paying at several restaurants in the area…I image the entrees envisioned are more than just 3 tacos. Think $15-30 for the entree, with some sort of top shelf protein at the high end. Add to that a $12-16 drink, and there you are.




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