Peruvian rec in Gaithersburg, VA
My family dined last week at La Flor De La Canela at 117 N. Frederick Ave. The food was unusual, fresh, tasty, well presented, and reasonably priced. Although the prices were low (entrees ~$15), the atmosphere was good, with white tablecloths and a colonial Spanish interior – not the typical suburban DC strip mall. The mixed seafood ceviche was generous and varied, and not excessively oniony, as I’ve had at other Peruvian restaurants. The shredded chicken in a slightly cheesy/creamy sauce and the beef fillet with grilled onions and tomatoes were both delicious, as was a fritter-type appetizer with crabmeat. The desserts looked attractive, but we were too full and satisfied to try one. An extra plus is the outstanding ethnic supermarket next door, selling specialties from Ghana.
The one minus was my husband reported the men’s restroom was beyond disgusting, and when he brought this to the manager’s attention, the he did not seem especially concerned. If this was a one-time problem we would definitely eat there again; if the restrooms are typically in that condition I don’t think we would.