In Search Of Central Jersey Peruvian
After a trip to South Florida, where we had some really amazing Peruvian food (Peruvian Grilled Chicken, Chaufas, Yuca al Huancaina (ANYTHING al Huancaina, actually), Ceviche, etc. etc. -- we are looking for good Peruvian food in Central NJ. Any hints here?
Some research turned up this place, but I can't find any reviews or even menus... I'm not even sure it's really Peruvian:
23 Georges Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ
There's a place on Main Street in Freehold Borough that opened sometime last year as a Brazilian bbq. When I drove by last week I saw a handwritten sign in the window that said "Peruvian Food" or something along those lines. I don't know the name of the place, but its down by the El Meson end of Main Street, but on the other side of the street.
233 Clinton St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
This place has been getting some decent press,though i've not tried it myself?
I am not that familiar with Peruvian food (or restaurants) but I've heard and read many positive comments about Planet Chicken in Dunellen. It's on N. Washington Ave., just off Route 28. If you do a search, you'll find lots of personal reviews about this place. Here's a 2005 review from the Star-Ledger:
Not strictly Peruvian, but Peru is included as part of their "Latin American" cuisine list. About 2 minutes off the Tpk, Exit 8, on Rt. 33 East.
Edit- Oh, wait, I see that you were the poster who started the Holy Cow Grill thread back in July after I mentioned it elsewhere. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417975
Well, in case anyone else is interested- it's a great little place, with good food at great prices, and I'd hate to see it disappear...
Trentini's in the Roebling Market in Trenton includes Peruvian among their Latin American choices. Don't be put off. From the outside it looks like a standard-issue pizza place but in the back there are tables and a menu including a variety of ceviches, etc.