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“Amazing Food, Great Place, Family Friendly”
Review of La Limena

La Limena
Ranked #8 of 411 Restaurants in Rockville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
“Amazing Food, Great Place, Family Friendly”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

I have been to La Limena dozens of times and it just keeps getting better. Incredible food and a wide variety to choose from. I recommend the Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Papa a la Huancaina, or the Causa, as well as any other dishes on the menu. Amazing Service recommend it to anyone that likes food. (Family Friendly)

  • Visited August 2011
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English first
Bethesda, MD
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Ceviche Heaven”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

We always get at least one ceviche and have never been disappointed. Trout and flounder very good. Portions are large. Chicken inconsistent, but mostly good. Staff very friendly and efficient.

  • Visited August 2011
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Authentic, with style!”
Reviewed February 20, 2011

We visited on a Saturday night. As you enter,it seems like a takeout kind of place, as you can see the chickens roasting, then you pass by the dessert and empanada cases by the register. There are several Peruvian style pots with plants on the half wall separating the takeout area from the dining room. Every table was full, but the wait was short, though it backed up as the night went on. Spanish was the dominant language, with several large family groups of successful Peruvians.
Our server told us about the specials, and took our drink order. There are 2 Peruvian beers available, and a full bar, though most people tended to get a Pisco Sour. Mine was better than many I tasted in Peru!
Our order was served quickly, with beautiful presentation. It reminded me of the upscale restaurant at the Museo Larco Herera. Our appetizers, the ceviche mixto, and the cuban style camarones al ajillo, were not only beautiful, but very fresh seafood. The sauce on the shrimp was amazing!
Our entrees were served as we finished the appetizers- a few minutes wait would have been nice. These were also plated beautifully, and served with flavorful white rice. The lomo saltado was done perfectly, remaining tender while slightly seared on the outside. The Pescado a lo macho was a fired fish topped with seafood in a creamy tomato sauce. The fish might have been better without the breading, as it was soggy and tough under the sauce. The seafood on top was again perfectly done.
We finished our meal with a bowl of the traditionally flavored ice cream- from a fruit, but with a hint of butterscotch and a maple finish.
The prices were reasonable for food of that quality.
I am already thinking of when I can go there again!

  • Visited February 2011
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Rockville, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Terrific value and tasty Peruvian and...”
Reviewed April 10, 2010

Terrific value and tasty Peruvian and Cuban food. Tucked away in a suburban shopping center this restaurant is a gem. They recently started serving beer, wine and liquor.

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“One of my favorite restaraunts.”
Reviewed January 27, 2009

One of my favorite restaraunts.

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