Address: 100-F Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850
South American, Peruvian
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 9, Friday 11:30 - 10 and Saturday 12:30 to 10, Sunday 12:30 to 8.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Asado de tira, a short-rib steak; anticuchos (marinated, grilled beef hearts); chorizo sandwich with a garlicky chimicurri; chicharrón (twice-fried pork) with one side dish; alfajores (shortbread cookie flavored with anise and filled with caramel); tres l
Price Details: Sandwiches $6.50 to $8.50, entrées $7 to $15.
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating
The pollo ala brasa is estimable, but it’s what comes
after the ampersand in the name of this order-at-the-counter cafe that
garners it a spot on our list—and makes it a prime pick for dinner before
a movie at Rockville Town Square.
Seafood is king in most Peruvian restaurants, but the emphasis
here is on the grill—from a chorizo sandwich to a marinated short-rib
steak, asado de tira, that offers the savor of a T-bone. If you
leave without an alfajor, a shortbread cookie with dulce de
leche, you have extraordinary willpower.
Also good: Chicharron; aguadito de
pollo soup; chicken sandwich; black beans and rice.