We're locals (just across the river) and I pass by this place frequently. There's a 5 star Mexican restaurant (Tortuga's - go there, too !) in town so I wasn't in a rush to come here. Tortuga's satisfies all my Mexican food dreams and I didn't know much about Peruvian cuisine. Looking for something different on a rainy February night, I got a reservation here after checking TripAdvisor and looking at the menu. In short, it was a great meal in every way. Small, cozy place with a comfortable vibe, family run by nice folks who are clearly happy and proud. On a jam-packed Saturday night, we were seated exactly on time for our reservation. We ate from the Peruvian side of the menu. Apps/salads had a very wide variety. Too cold out for ceviche, so I had a quinoa/avocado salad (there are several variations on the menu - mine had mint, potatoes, avocado, greens and a spicy dressing). Creative presentation (quinoa molded as a pyramid, greens, etc) on the side, generous portion, and exquisite taste. My wife had an equally delicious stuffed avocado. For an entree, I had a piece of snapper over a bean puree (tacccu taccu) topped with crabmeat in a slightly spicy sauce. Again, a great piece of fresh fish with a generous portion, subtle flavor, and great presentation. My wife had a somewhat spicier snapper dish with a tomato/olive sauce resembling a pizzaiola. Again, delicious. It's BYO (stores nearby if you need). Prices are more than reasonable - a great meal for about half the cost of the same Philly or NYC. My wife and I are both fitness oriented and this isa great place to enjoy a meal that's delicious, interesting, and healthy at the same time ordering straight off the menu. This place will go in our regular rotation.
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