[ Originally posted January 8, 2012. Moving to blog now to complete my trio of Peruvian reviews. ]
I think I hated this more than my dining companions, but I don't think any of us particularly liked the food.
|Yuca fries with mint mojo sauce. $6. Fried plantain chips with serranto-cilantro salsa. $4.|
The plantain chips were, again, overly oily. No real flavor to them at all. The plantain chips from La Mar were much, much better. The serranto-cilantro salsa accompanying them was very boring.
We also ordered the crema de recoto salsa ($1.50 extra) to try to add some kick to these. I figured we could save anything with some good sauce. Unfortunately, it also was flavorless.
|Ceviche Sampler. $24.|
(L to R):
- Del Caribe: "Butterfish, coconut milk, piquillo pepper, serrano chili, fried leeks." This was my favorite, but that shouldn't be surprising as it was butterfish in coconut milk :) But still, not much flavor in the marinade and the butterfish wasn't as melt in your mouth as it should be.
- Mixto: "Mahi mahi, baby octopus, tiger prawn, habanero, lemon, tomato, avacado, plantain chip." This one had decent flavor and the octopus chunks were fine, but the mahi mahi was pretty awful. I had 2 pieces that were really grisly and hard.
- A la Pernana: "Red snapper, aji amarillo, onions, cornnuts, sweet potato chips." This was downright horrible. The snapper was incredibly fishy and off tasting. Ugh!