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Peruvian in Michigan?

Foog Mar 9, 2009 08:39 AM

Originally moving to Michigan from California I've tried to find particular ethnic food I used to go out for frequently. I've found some and not others. Recently I was wondering after fruitless internet searches and talking to friends. Are there any Peruvian restaurants in Michigan anywhere?


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    Madinat RE: Foog Apr 26, 2009 01:54 PM

    i am dying for this info as well! i need my ceviche!

    1. JanPrimus RE: Foog Apr 26, 2009 06:38 PM

      The closest I know for a possible maybe is Dona Lola.

      I will try it out later this week. I will try to scam out a menu for you.

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        Foog RE: JanPrimus Jul 7, 2009 06:45 AM

        Seems to be Ecuadorean from one write up but I found another more detailed writeup:

        DONA LOLA
        1312 Springwells, Detroit


        You have to scroll down to Latino Food once you hit the link. Still not Peruvian but sounds interesting still.

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          Jim M RE: Foog Jul 7, 2009 11:21 AM

          I think she's closed : ( It was Ecuadorian, which is quite different from Peruvian.

          Call ahead at the very least. And if you know any Peruvians who can cook, tell 'em there's a wide-open opportunity up here.

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            Foog RE: Jim M Jul 7, 2009 11:46 AM

            Absolutely it's different but still maybe worth checking out. I will definitely call first. Thanks Jim M

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              JanPrimus RE: Foog Jul 7, 2009 12:32 PM

              I blame Yahoo... :)


              They said Peruvian...

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                Jim M RE: Foog Jul 7, 2009 01:23 PM

                Oh, I liked the place a lot. Lola was a pretty imposing Afro-Ecuadorian woman and a great seafood cook. Intriguing crab dips and things, served with tortilla chips. If you go and it's still open, let us know.

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                  Jim M RE: Jim M Jul 9, 2009 03:01 PM

                  I went by there yesterday, and it's closed. There's now a Mexican restaurant in the space. There was a guy grilling meat outside and a bunch of hand-lettered signage -- both good signs, but I didn't have time to stop. I'll report back. There's also a new taco truck on Springwells a few blocks north of there.

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          oppsie RE: Foog Jul 9, 2009 03:46 PM

          god, I wish. Somebody please open one.

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            ak994 RE: oppsie Jul 22, 2009 12:35 PM

            I don't know what constitutes Peruvian ceviche, but there are varieties of Mexican ceviche around. The Acapulco mobile truck has great ceviche-- keep an eye out for him on W Vernor. LaTerraza reataurant on Lawndale is my 2nd favorite, though both quality and service are a bit uneven. Rincon Taraxco on Junction also isn't bad. El Rey's (on weekends, mostly) is good but different-- more vegetable matter than seafood.

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              JanPrimus RE: ak994 Jul 22, 2009 04:55 PM

              I also endorse that Acapulco truck as I just posted in the Taco Truck thread. :)

              Good Stuff!

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