Happy Mother’s Day!
We celebrated early by going out to lunch yesterday at Los Andes, a favorite Latin American restaurant of mine. You’d be fooled by its shabby outer appearance, but inside it’s all about the good service and yummy eats.
I think every time I’ve gone here I’ve ordered their ceviche. It’s got a variety of clams, PEI mussels, shrimp, tilapia and squid with red onions and leche de tigre, a citrus based lime juice marinade. Very tangy and very good.
I know the photo below looks like a giant square piece of cheese under stuffed chicken, but it was a creamy aji amarillo sauce okay. The mashed potatoes are my grandma’s favorite. Some of the end pieces were a bit dry since it was a chicken breast, but it was still a decently yummy dish.
Envuelto De Pollo
The center of the show was this lobster paella. I’ve had their regular paella before (which I adore) but ordered the lobster paella as it was a special, and it’s Mother’s Day lunch! Look at this lobster practicing his upward facing dog (yoga people you know what I’m talking about). I actually prefer their regular paella, which comes in a little pot and has everything but the lobster on top. There’s chorizo, chicken, squid, shrimp, little necks and PEI mussels incorporated throughout the rice.
We also had the El Napolitano-Pan and Bisteca A Lo Pobre (not pictured). The Bisteca A Lo Pobre was a pan seared sirloin with fries, plantains and rice topped with fried sunny side up eggs. The steak was super tender and the plantains were one of my favorite sides. The El Napolitano-Pan was a crazy concoction of prosciutto layered on top of chicken thighs on top of plaintains, lobster meat and asparagus, all on top of a garlic potato mash. Sounds ridiculous, right?
Definitely check out Los Andes for their wide variety of Peruvian cuisine. I find them to be consistently good.
My picks: Ceviche, Paella, Bisteca A Lo Pobre