Peruvian Food Deals in Washington DC
Forget the Andes and Machu Picchu -- any Peruvian will tell you that life in the country's vibrant city streets is where the real action is. If you're hungry for a soulful South American experience, get a taste with today's deal at LivingSocial's 918 F Street: Pay $29 for an evening of authentic Peruvian street food by Chef Carlos Delgado, Pisco cocktails by mixologist JP Caceres, and a dance party with DJ JD. Swing through this swanky spot to enjoy a full menu of simple, hearty, and intensely flavorful dishes, including ceviche (ají amarillo and rocoto-marinated white fish with red onions and sweet potato), causa (chicken confit and potato with ají amarillo and olives), anticucho (sous vide beef with ají panca and huacatay), and an "alfajor" ice cream sandwich (shortbread cookie and salted caramel ice cream). Wash it down with two classic early-20th-century Peruvian cocktails -- the Pisco Punch (Pisco Portón with lemon and pineapple) and the Pisco Sour (Pisco Portón with lemon, lime, and egg whites). A Latin DJ will help us get moving as we cap off an evening alive with seriously authentic food and fun.
This summer's cash-strapped interns may have returned to school, but full-timers can still appreciate a tasty meal on the cheap. Eat like a boss for a price befitting a temp with today's deal from Don Churro Café in Chantilly: Pay just $10 for $20 to spend on food and non-alcoholic beverages. This restaurant's authentic South American and Spanish fare features entrées like marinated pulled beef, black beans, and plantains; shredded chicken on Peruvian yellow chili sauce over potatoes; and Peruvian fried rice with shrimp, calamari, and mussels. Washingtonian magazine gave this eatery a glowing performance review, naming it among its 100 Favorite Bargain Restaurants, so schedule yourself a long lunch and settle in -- you'll want plenty of time to savor the dulce de leche churros with homemade hot chocolate. Want more? Check out Don Churro Café on Facebook.
We love mash-ups. Bacon and chocolate. Green eggs and ham. Peanuts and honey. Well, now Falls Church eatery Mirage is bringing together the next big thing—Peruvian and Persian food, and the results are as mash-tastic as peanut butter and jelly. "We have three chefs," says Mike, the owner. "A Lebanese pastry chef, a Peruvian chef and a Persian chef." Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not a chance. The aromas of smoky, grilled kabobs, fresh seafood, savory stews and nutty baklavas twist and turn, forming a mid-air high five of aromas. Even the phyllo dough is made fresh in-house and you can smell it. Which brings us to our next point: the Lebanese pastries stretch from wall to wall, with various flaky versions folded, shaped and filled with cheeses, nuts, or flower water. The kenefa, a Lebanese cheesecake, is a stand-out, as are the asabe'a (ladyfingers filled with chopped cashews and syrup). Protip: one of the best ways to enjoy Mirage is during the weekend buffet. Yes, we can have it all. Menu Highlights: Kabob-e Kubideh, $8.99 Chicken Kabob, $8.99 Fesenjoon, $10.99 Ceviche de Pescado, $8.95 Lomo Saltado a la Criolla, $11.95 Kenefa, $9.99 Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Fine Print
Limit 1 per customer, up to 1 additional as a gift • Limit 1 per table per visit • Reservations recommended and subject to availability • Excludes holidays and Restaurant Week • Excludes happy hour • Valid only for dine-in • Entire value must be used in a single visit
Chef Carlos Andres Garcia takes inspiration from Colombia, Peru, and Argentina at this restaurant with a name that translates to "best of the best" in Spanish. Settle into the the modern dining room appointed with bright paintings for a meal crafted to impress: • $15 for $30 to spend on food and drink • Menu features classics like Ropa Vieja alongside inventive chef creations • Save room for amazing desserts like the grilled pineapple on fire A Taste of the Best Find out how this spot lives up to its moniker when you sample dishes like the Passion Fruit Rose -- a fillet of grilled salmon steak glazed with passion fruit and accompanied with Colombian yellow potato purée and a tropical salad with green apples and fresh strawberries. Or, enjoy the fruits of the sea in the Caserita De Mar -- fettuccine served with mussels, calamari, scallops, and shrimp in a homemade creamy tomato sauce. The Parva's Website