excellent Peruvian restaurant?
I would love to get suggestions for an excellent Peruvian restaurant in the Boston/Cambridge/Newton areas? Thanks!
I like Don Ricardo's in the South End, though they feature more than just Peruvian food (they have a number of Brazilian dishes on the menu as well).
Don Ricardo's Restaurant
57 W Dedham St, Boston, MA 02118
I love Don Ricardo and highly recommend it -- it's an inexpensive, really good place in the South End, a rarity, and the people there are so nice -- but the range and execution of the Peruvian menu at Rincon Limeno get the nod as my favorites in town, maybe because they focus exclusively on Peruvian cuisine, while Don Ricardo's also offers Mexican and Brazilian dishes (the owner is Peruvian, the chef is Brazilian).
Jalea (fried seafood), ceviche, lomo saltado (steak tips stir-fried with french fries, onions, and tomatoes), and alfajores (anise scented dulce de leche sandwich cookies imported from Peru) are all just amazing there. It's a great bargain, and a surprisingly good-looking place: they remodeled not too long ago with very nice results.
One semi-Peruvian restaurant I've enjoyed was Taranta in the North End. They have a Southern Italian/Peruvian menu.
Also (a stretch but worth a nod,) there is Masona Grill which is out of your area (West Roxbury) but has a New American menu with South American from their Peruvian chef.
Can't wait to try Don Ricardo's. Thanks!