If you’re like me (a drag queen with pink hair), or just like great food, then you will live for the taste of Mundo. This small gem from heaven lives right off the Broadway stop in Astoria. Openly gay owners Willy and Canalp opened their dream seven years ago, and patrons are glad they did. With its name meaning “world,” you can expect to have a whirlwind of ethnic dishes at your taste buds’ command.
Frostie’s Picks: In a perfect world (or “mundo”), I suggest you start off with a glass of their Spain-influenced sangria. Then let your palate dance as you enjoy Hungarian-inspired cold cherry soup. There are legit ice cubes in your bowl! This delicious sweet and sour soup makes you almost feel like a child eating dessert before the meal.
Then let your sophisticated side cherish every bite of their famous Ottoman dumplings. With the perfect blend of ground beef, paprika, butter and mint swimming in garlic yogurt, this Turkish dish always leaves me satisfied.
And (as if I could leave anywhere without dessert!) you must be warned that the chocolate soufflé will make you publicly close your eyes and start praising whatever good lord you choose.
There is no wrong dish or combination at Mundo. So if you have your passport ready and are ready to let your taste buds fly around the world, then let this restaurant jet set you.