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“Authentic food and excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Limena

La Limena
765 Rockville Pike, Ste A, Rockville, MD 20852-1148
301-424-8066
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Ranked #4 of 356 Restaurants in Rockville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authentic food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Really loved my meal here, which was a beef steak rubbed with Peruvian spices. There were so many great menu options that it was tough to choose!

The service here was great, and the manager/owner came over to ask how things were and asked if it was my first time there. When I said yes, he gave me two small alfajores to sample. Really a nice thing to do (note I am not claiming that everyone will get this special treatment!).

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,028 reviews 2,028 reviews
775 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 389 cities Reviews in 389 cities
1,054 helpful votes 1,054 helpful votes
“Good Peruvian food in a suburb of DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a Peruvian friend and it seems very pop with Peruvian community in DC.
We had the ceviche de pescado for starter and it was quite good. We specially liked the toasted maiz.
Since it was Sunday they had the special chicharron sandwich which we tried. It comes with sweet potato within the sandwich. It was very tasty and at $8 an excellent value.
Finally we tried the seco de cordero (lamb shank). It was good but we had better in El Chalan, DC (check my review and pics about it).
On the whole we liked it but if you have to come all the way from DC it is not worth it.

Visited November 2013
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U.S.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

You can spend a lot more money elsewhere if you're into ambience. If you're looking for freshly prepared, authentic and incredibly tasty food (with a very good pisco sour!), however, this is the place!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Come here for the food, not the ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Excellent rotisserie chicken - some of the BEST I've ever tasted because of the fact that they use charcoal grilling. You just can't get that flavor without charcoal. $11.95 for whole chicken

Black beans are the real deal, tastes like it's been cooked for hours in real pork stock.

Salad with the dressing has a delicious tangy dressing.

Service is satisfactory.

The restaurant is more of a lunch or take out place - ambience is a bit tired and casual, but they do serve bottled cerveza's, mixed drinks and wine.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Peruvian/Cubian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Usually we get Peruvian chicken for take out but the dine-in menu looks great too. This is a great restaurant hidden in the back of a suburban shopping plaza. Family owned and authentic. Best fried yuca. My only negative point is that they charge for extra sauce. I can see how people would like to take advantage of the great sauce but they should double the portion that comes with the food!

Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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