This edition of “Excited about Eating” takes us to Pineville to
Machu Picchu, Peruvian Cuisine, named after the
ancient Inca City near Cusco, Peru. Now I can truly say, I have never had
Peruvian food, but I am always up for trying something new and my wife was in
an adventurous mood. Dora here. Haha!
Just inside, we noticed pictures of some of the menu
items on the wall and a picture page was included with the menu. This was especially
helpful for us to understand the menu. Dora here. I noticed something else. The
pungent aroma of seafood. And the interior is quite dim.
I chose the
Arroz Con Mariscos which consisted of yellow rice cooked with an assortment of seafood,
mixed vegetables and spices. This dish was very good, not too spicy but very
moist and tasty, and packed with perfectly cooked seafood. It would have been
great if they reduced the massive portion size and included one of the
interesting side items from the menu like fried plantains or yucca.
|Arroz Con Mariscos|
Dora ordered Bisteck Apanado, lightly breaded
deep-fried steak served with white rice and French fries. The star of this dish
was the deep-fried steak, which had the right amount of breading, juicy, and so
good. It was strange that this dish was served with both white rice and French
fries. Dora here. This steak reminded me of Palomilla steak, my favorite dish
from when we lived in Tampa. Tender and tasty, and I’d definitely order it
We opted for dessert instead of an appetizer this
trip. At our waiter’s recommendation, we chose Alfajores, two shortbread
cookies with Dulce de leche in the middle sprinkled with powdered sugar. A nice
way to end the meal, just the right amount of crunch and not sweet. The dessert
case was full of them, so obviously they sell a bunch.
rate this establishment 4 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant
serving great food.
Have you tried Peruvian food? What's your favorite dish?
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