Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: La Limena
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La Limeña
Address: 765-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-424-8066
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Anticuchos; chupe, a shrimp, rice, and corn soup; Peruvian-style ceviche; rotisserie chicken; fried trout with yuca and rice; causa, chicken salad between soft-cooked potato; alfajores cookies.

Cafes & Carryouts

It might look like a fast-food joint with its signboard menu, plastic plates, and cut-rate prices, but with some of the area’s best Peruvian cooking, it eats like a destination restaurant.

There’s a fine Cubano sandwich ($6.50), good ceviche ($10.95), a winning bowl of creamy shrimp soup with rice and corn ($6.95), and a kind of chicken-salad sandwich ($5.25) in which soft rectangles of potato (Peruvians are potato-mad) substitute for slices of bread. The anticuchos, or beef hearts ($7.95)—three marinated and liberally seasoned hearts grilled on skewers—are the star. An order comes with an onion salad plus half a fried potato. To finish? Alfajores—thin, anise-spiced shortbread cookies sandwiching dense caramel.

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