We're still regulars at Cafe Rumba, which says a lot. We've also tried two similarly priced Peruvian eateries in Oregon, and neither held a candle to this place in terms of taste and quality. I still stand by my previous review, and thought I'd add tips for the uninitiated.
1) Ordering is easy. Menus are behind the register, specials to the right. Sauce info is at the register on a card, or you can just ask. All sandwiches are messy, and messy = good.
2) Do not fear the sauces, which are distinctive. Each is also different from the others. Every sandwich comes with at least 2 different sauces. This is awesome. However, if you like spicy, ask for salsa criolla, escabeche, or rocoto. They will sub out sauces, or even just let you try some in a dish to help you decide what you like.
3) Try the specials, which change frequently. The choripan (kielbasa or chorizo, grilled onions, chumichurri) is yummy! Empanadas are tasty, but smallish - for smaller appetites or to supplement your meal. Housemade juices are also good.
4) Big appetite? Add a salad or order of choclo (corn). Or more potatoes. But we find that a sandwich and the accompanying potatoes is usually plenty.
5) It make take a little time to get your order, as each sandwich is made to order and that involves toasting the sandwich roll and grilling potatoes. Your patience will be rewarded.
Go to Cafe Rumba to try something new. You can get a Rueben anywhere. But a Peruvian style pavo sandwich? Not so much.
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