100-F Gibbs St.
Rockville, MD 20850
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
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
Nearby Metro Stops: Rockville
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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
Sandwiches $6.50 to $8.50, entrées $7 to $15.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene: 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.