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Feb 7, 2009 07:00 AM

excellent Peruvian restaurant?

I would love to get suggestions for an excellent Peruvian restaurant in the Boston/Cambridge/Newton areas? Thanks!

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  1. been to Rincon Limeno in Eastie a few time and really liked it.

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    1. re: ScubaSteve

      Rincon has, I wager, the best ceviche in greater Boston! And is great for meat and potatoes type home cooking...Do a search for more details.

      1. re: fredid

        Totally agree on the cerviche & their fried seafood platter is pretty good too, as well as their roast chicken. Very unexpectedly, they also have the most comforting & wonderful fried rice dish I've ever had.

        1. re: Taralli

          i cannot say enough good things about rincon limeno. i miss it, angela's and rino's most since moving from eastie. oh yeah, and i had quite the soft spot for royal roast beef.

    2. The only one I've tried is Machu Picchu in Union Square, Somerville. We enjoyed the food. And, I hear their chicken location also in the Square is great but we haven't made it there yet.

      Search the Boston Board and you'll find more about them.

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      1. re: BostonZest

        i would second machu picchu.. a friend that i work with who is pervuvian took me there and i thought the food was great. he told me that this is his familys favorite peruvian restaurant in the boston area.

      2. 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

        1. 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.

          1. 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!