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Best pick for good Peruvian food with nice atmosphere ?

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I'm heading to DC this weekend, and looking forward to trying a higher end Peruvian restaurant. We're staying near Dupont Circle, and won't have a car. Prefer ceviches and fish dishes to meat plates, and hoping for a spot with a cosy atmosphere that will be conducive to lingering for awhile with some wine.

Any recommendations ? So far I've seen mentions of Inti, El Chalan and Las Canteras in Adams Morgan. Which one of these is best ? (or others?)

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El Chalan Restaurant
1924 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006

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  1. I was pretty much unimpressed with El Chalan, not as good as what we have in the suburbs. What prompts your interest?

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    1. re: Steve

      I was in Santiago last August (also colcagua valley wine area) and the best meals we had were at Peruvian places with young chefs from Lima. Unfortunately Toronto (where I live) does not have any good Peruvian places, despite having a sizable expat community from there.