765-B Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20850
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
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
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
Dinner entrees $10 and under
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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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