I love to travel, especially for food. I also prefer the authencity of street food and hole-in-the-wall establishments with good local recognition (Antigua has many, many of those!)
Inca Restaurante is a Peruvian restaurant, so it's not local and it's not very inexpensive, so I was not too interested in going there. But everyone told me they had the BEST ceviche in Antigua so I wanted to try it. (Cerviche was kind of the "in" thing to eat in Antigua while I was there.)
I can still remember my first bite of the cerviche. It was like....WOW!!! The seafood was so fresh. It tasted like a clean ocean. (Does that make sense?) And the lime sauce so intoxicatingly tart. It was amazing.
I came back again the next day and had the Jalea Mixta (which is like the cerviche, but deep fried). It was amazing, too.
AJI DE GALLINA
I came back again the next day and had Aji de Gallina (Chili Pepper Chicken) and it was also amazing.
There are very very, very few restaurants in the world that impress me this much. This place is just special. I met the chef, who is quite unassuming. But he deserves a medal! I even came back with a Peruvian friend who was equally amazed, saying it was not just authentic Peruvian but just plain good. During my three week stay, I must have been thre about six times. It was that good.
FRIENDLY, WARM ATMOSPHERE
The cherry on top was how incredibly warm the owners were. As a solo diner, they really made me feel at home in their restaurant. Just really nice people. They knew I was in Antigua learning Spanish (very rudimentary) and they were so patient in speaking to me in Spanish.
I am so craving that ceviche right now....
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