Oct. 15, 2016 Staff Report
A seafood restaurant is slated to open at the former location of Salt & Fat, with the owner putting a special emphasis on ceviches, popular Latin American seafood dishes.
Robert Mendoza, who will be operating the 41-16 Queens Boulevard establishment, told a Community Board 2 committee Thursday that he fell in love with ceviches a long time ago and believes there are not that many restaurants that offer the dish–as well as fresh seafood in general–in the area.
Ceviches are dishes that consists of raw fish cured in citrus juices and spiced with peppers. They are popular in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru.
Mendoza said that he is in discussions with purveyors to come into his restaurant several times a week in order for him to get the freshest possible fish.
The venue will be renamed but they layout of the restaurant won’t change, he said. Mendoza did not provide a date in which he will open.
He plans to be operate seven days a week, from 3 pm until midnight.
The community board gave him the thumbs up to offer liquor between those hours.
Salt & Fat, an award winning restaurant, closed earlier this month.