After a week away on business in Connecticut and eating at chain restaurants, I was happy to get back to Sunnyside tonight. For dinner, we went to my favorite local Mexican place: Chips restaurant on Queens Blvd between 42nd and 43rd streets.
The locale is very tiny, with tables crammed as close to each other as possible. Ours was directly next to the entrance door, which wasn’t too pleasant as people (and a cold breeze) kept coming in. Note they also do take-out though, which is a good option on busy nights.
Chips and salsa are brought to every table, and they are quite good, as one would expect from a restaurant called “Chips.” It’s tough to not stuff yourself with them, especially since the main entrees can take some time to come out on busy nights. The pitcher of Sangria was $18, which is a pretty decent price for the amount (especially compared to Pio Pio Riko!)
This $6 appetizer of jalapenos stuffed with shrimp and topped with a few other things was better than I had expected. It was quite spicy too, as advertised!
The portion size for these $11 enchiladas with chicken is just right, and overall these are my favorite from any of the local restaurants. They come with a side of rice and beans. Other meat fillings (and vegetarian) are available as well. Enchiladas De Mole are a separate (slightly more expensive) item on the menu.
The chimichangas with chicken are quite hefty, and the presentation is appealing. I appreciate how the entrees come with a generous portion of greens on the side. The only downside of our dinner tonight was slow service, especially with getting the check at the end. It seems like they simply need more waitstaff on a busy night like Friday – there was just one waiter there and there was clearly too much going on for him (especially with people calling in for take-out).