Featuring the cuisine of South America’s western coastal countries, this modest yet colorful eatery in EaDo caters to an enthusiastic crowd of expats, especially for weekend brunch. Our weeknight visit began with a Peruvian mixto crudo, featuring cubed corvina, shrimp, black clams, choclo both boiled and roasted, sweet potatoes, and red onions in aji pepper–infused lime juice—a spicy start indeed. More subtle, even delicate, was the Venezuelan arepa la pelua that followed: a corn patty stuffed with shredded flank steak and cotija cheese, served with an avocado sauce. Lomo saltado, the popular Peruvian stir-fry of beef tenderloin, vegetables, rice, and French fries, topped with eggs, sausage, and sweet plantains, rendered us too full to do anything but walk back to our car in the convenient, free parking lot.
Cuisine: South American
Drinks: Beer & wine