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Aji Limon, Clifton, NJ

spicemistress Apr 7, 2009 07:46 AM

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.

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    clari Aug 4, 2009 08:38 AM

    Hello Spicemistress,
    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.

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      spicemistress Aug 5, 2009 07:16 PM

      Hello Clari!

      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.

      1. re: clari
        andi Aug 31, 2009 10:08 AM

        Hi Clari,

        Congrats on your place. Will say hi as well.

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        andi Jul 27, 2009 04:44 PM

        I agree completely. Delicious great menu in a chic space. Kid friendly. Easy to park. Awesome ceviche.

        1. shabbystorm Apr 8, 2009 02:29 PM

          Do they have a website/menu?
          If not what is the GPS Address. Thank you.

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          1. re: shabbystorm
            spicemistress Apr 9, 2009 06:00 AM

            Phone: 973-272-3660

            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.

            1. re: spicemistress
              Curlz Apr 9, 2009 07:16 PM

              Spicemistress, have you tried Sabor Peru in Rutherford? Just curious.
              I keep trying to get over there as I've heard it's good, but I don't know much about Peruvian food, so maybe now I can do a comparison!

              1. re: Curlz
                spicemistress Apr 11, 2009 09:56 PM

                No, I haven't tried Sabor yet but I want to soon. If you do try it please let us know your thoughts.

                1. re: Curlz
                  phDuh Apr 13, 2009 02:13 PM

                  I've been tooting the horn for Sabor Peru since they opened, almost two years ago. Fresh food, great atmosphere, and the prices are extremely reasonable. They've actually built up quite a following, so you definitely need a reservation on weekends. Their website is: www.saborperunj.com

                2. re: spicemistress
                  shabbystorm Apr 16, 2009 04:33 AM

                  Do you remember if Aji Limon had any peruvian corn dishes?

                  Checked the menu online for Sabor and did not see any. Thanks much.

                  1. re: shabbystorm
                    spicemistress Jun 5, 2009 05:20 PM

                    Aji-Limon's web site is now up and running, the link above works. They give you some roasted corn to start and they make chica....they also have specials.

                    1. re: spicemistress
                      shabbystorm Jun 6, 2009 04:46 PM

                      Thanks - the menu looks great!
                      Those Peruvian Donuts sound AMAZING!

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