Aji Limon, Clifton, NJ
My husband and I recently had dinner at the new Peruvian restaurant, Aji Limon in Clifton, NJ. I lived in Peru many years ago and was craving some authentic Peruvian dishes. I convinced my husband to go to Aji Limon and we had a great time. The food was simple, delicious and just like I remembered. At the table they start you off with some roasted corn kernels, the large Peruvian kind, crunchy and meaty they were a tasty snack. We also got a cup of lime wedges and a small ramekin of...aji limon, a tasty green sauce. We ordered the Papa a la Hauncaina to start and it was amazing. The cold potatoes and the rich sauce were heaven on a plate; it brought back memories of me trying to make it in my small Lima apartment.
My husband got the Lomo Saltado; the beef was tender and the dish really tasty. He was a bit confused by the fact that he got both french fries and rice but he enjoyed it. I ordered the pasta Huancaina, it was a large plate of fettuccini like pasta with the Hauncaina sauce and a tender piece of thin steak on top. The portions were so big we couldn't finish, but the leftovers were great the next day.
The friendly waitress mentioned they had tres leche cake as a dessert special and well, we just had to try it. My husband had never had it before and loved it at the first bite! It was a creamy, cool milky cake with the perfect sweetness.
We really enjoyed ourselves and I recommend this restaurant.
1239 MAIN AVE , CLIFTON, NJ 07011
It is right in down town Clifton, we got parking easily on the street. According to an article in the Clifton Journal they do have a web site: http://www.aji-limon.com/ but it is not activated yet and there are only ads up right now.
There entrees are, for the most part, between $12-14 the seafood may be a bit more but not much.
I agree completely. Delicious great menu in a chic space. Kid friendly. Easy to park. Awesome ceviche.
My husband and I own Aji-limon. We were very excited to read your comments. It's been our mission to bring authentic Peruvian cuisine to our customers as well as having customers feel at home and comfortable. Next time you come in please let us know. My name is Clari and my husband is Edgar. Thank you for your support.
We will definitly say hi the next time we stop by. We were in a few weeks ago and brought my sister who had never had Peruvian food before. She loved it! I was also so glad you had Aji de Gallina, it was fabulous. Are you going to make it a permenant part of your menu? As you can probably tell I love Aji Amarillo...where do you get the peppers? I can never find them. Take care.