La LimeƱa

765-B Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20850


Neighborhood: Rockville

Cuisines: South American, Peruvian

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11 to 9, Friday and Saturday 11 to 10, Sunday 10 to 9.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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.

Price Details:
Dinner entrees $10 and under

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: La Limena

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: The finesse of a white-tablecloth restaurant at fast-food prices. Owner Emma Perez’s superb, Peruvian-style ceviche is a case in point: The lime-marinated pileup of fish, shrimp, potatoes, corn, and red onion—assembled with care and beauty—is only $11.25.

What to get: Beef hearts marinated in lime and aji panca, a chili pepper, then grilled and served on skewers; creamy shrimp soup garnished with veggies and capped with a poached egg; Cubano sandwich; alfajores, anise-flavored shortbread cookies filled with caramel.

Best for: A festive lunch or dinner.

Insider tip: Many plates are big enough for two, and two can feast happily on an order of soup and ceviche and either a sandwich or a main course.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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