This is a medium sized place with 2 main dining rooms and seemed to be all a la carte dining. They serve huge plates of food, perfect for sharing. The staff are all friendly and speak mostly Spanish but our waiter Franklin was very helpful in translating. We ordered a Pisco sour cocktail prior to the meal and it was prepared table side which was a fun touch. The walls are bare but it still has a warm feel, probably due to the staff and lively, happy crowd. Interestingly they were the only place we went to that served Peruvian water (even tho it was bottled by Coca-cola) which I found nice.
They were happy to split what was appropriate for us and others we shared at the table and each dish was made into a separate course. Flavors were good and I would give the place a hearty recommendation!
We started with a ‘gift’ from the kitchen which was a small fried fish with onion on crisp toast. Really tasty with good flavors and nice textural contrasts. It went down easy!
I didn’t think I’d want to eat ceviche again but the waiter highly endorsed the Hot Cebiche which was made with grouper. So glad he did! It absolutely exploded with flavor. Just amazing!
We had the goat with with tacu tacu which is a white bean and rice dish. It was truly fantastic, again exploding with flavors. It was also served with some additional peppers which could add spice if desired and I totally enjoyed it with the dish. This was a plate licker extraordinaire!
Next was the duck which was wonderfully savory and the treat was to scrape the crispy rice from the bottom and sides of the pan (which the waiter came by to help us do too). It had a side relish dish of avocado, onion, radish and orange which were fun to mix in. This was another great dish but if I had to pick one it would be the goat.
We finished with a glass of pisco and then had their donuts and honey with quince that tasted a lot like fig and apple. A very fine way to end a wonderful meal.