I lived for a year in Cusco, Peru, and since my family (based in SD) was not able to visit me there, I was excited to be able to share a bit of the Peru food experience here at home. I made reservations via OpenTable the day before with no problem. We tried the empanadas which were ok, but a bit on the dry side and salteñas hailing from Bolivia were very good. For entrees we sampled the seco de cordero (lamb shank), chupe the camarones (fish in seafood sauce), and the aji de gallina (shredded chicken in a cheesy yellow pepper sauce. My dad (who has worked in the food industry for 30+ years) is very hard to impress when it comes to eating out, but based on his reaction, this place gets a major thumbs up. We also liked the candlelit ambiance, traditional textile tablecloths, and Peruvian kitsch on the walls. Peru is making a big gastronomic splash around the world, and this little restaurant makes a memorable contribution with its inventive flavors, careful preparation, and mouthwatering presentation. Definitely worth a try.
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