Latin-style rotisserie chicken on Long Island

LOS ANDES RESTAURANT, Deer Park (Peruvian) At this

(Credit: Doug Young)

The hottest rotisserie chicken on Long Island has a decided Latin spin. Golden brown and savory to the bone, these spit-roasted birds are a source of patriotic pride to those with roots in South America.

How lucky for Long Islanders, then, that many South American restaurateurs have settled in these parts, bringing with them their secret marinades. -- Joan Reminick

  • Critic rating 2
    Pollo entero a la brasa coop, whole rotisserie

    Chicken Coop $$ | Colombian, Latin-American 159 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream The namesake bird at this well-appointed Colombian dining spot is moist, highly seasoned, delectable.

  • Critic rating 2
    Rotisserie chicken is served with arepitas and plantains

    Chicken's Road $ | South American, Latin American 2975 Merrick Rd. Bellmore At this Venezuelan, counter-serve spot, plenty of spices and a long time on the rotisserie lead to extra-crisp skin.

  • Adrian Bravo cooks chicken on the grill at

    Fax-Chix Portuguese, Mexican 868 Horseblock Rd Farmingville Although technically not rotisserie-roasted, the delicious marinated bone-in grilled chicken at this Portuguese-Mexican takeout and bar is the stuff of Long Island legend.

  • User rating 3
    The rotisserie chicken platter at Gallo Restaurant in

    Gallo Restaurant $$ | Colombian, Caterers 3 E. Main St. Patchogue The juicy, bronze-skinned chicken is marinated in a combination of garlic, spices and citrus juice.

  • Critic rating 1.5
    GOLDEN CHICKEN, Bay Shore The namesake rotisserie chicken

    Golden Chicken Latin American 164 E. Main St. Bay Shore The namesake rotisserie chicken is burnished gold and spice-infused throughout. The No. 1 family-style whole chicken combo, geared to feed about four for $22, comes with avocado salad and salchipapas, a curiously compelling Peruvian specialty of French fries topped with sliced South American hot dogs.

  • User rating 2
    Grilled chicken Peruvian-style is served with fries, avocado

    Las Perlas Peruvian 2564 Hempstead Tpke. East Meadow The chicken at this pretty little restaurant is dark on the outside, deeply spicy and moist within.

  • User rating 3
    The rotisserie chicken at Los Andes Restaurant in

    Los Andes $$ | Peruvian, South American 1844 Deer Park Ave. Deer Park At this full-service restaurant, a nuanced and savory marinade penetrates every fiber of chicken meat, white and dark.

  • Millennium Chicken $ | Peruvian, South American 1745 Hempstead Tpke Elmont The birds at this cheerful restaurant are golden and juicy, suffused with the spicy-garlicky flavor of their marinade.

  • User rating 3
    Mi Tierrita in Brentwood

    Mi Tierrita $ | Colombian, South American, Latin-American 769 Suffolk Ave. Brentwood Casual restaurant serving Columbian and other Latin American food. ...

  • Mi Tierrita (Hempstead) Colombian, South American 31 N Franklin St Hempstead You'll be tempted to get the rotisserie chicken here: Give in. ...

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