El Pollo, the small Peruvian restaurant on Fifth Avenue between First and Second Streets, closed up shop recently. Many thanks to a couple tipsters for bring it to my attention, and for sending along the above photo.
Opened in 2007, the 26-seat restaurant was best known for its rotisserie chicken and other Limeno-style fare (the chef/owner, Carmen, hailed from Lima and her cooking was based on old family recipes). Empanadas, stews, roast pork, and rice dishes were also on offer, as well as a solid lunch special that was quite popular. It was a simple, no-frills affair; just inexpensive homestyle Peruvian cooking.
Thankfully, the original location, down on 70th Street in Bensonhurst, remains open.