765-B Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20850
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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.
You might think it’s another suburban hole in the wall. Emma Perez begs to differ. She has real cutlery, woven placemats—and one of the best Peruvian kitchens. Begin with the tiradito, a display of raw fish atop a vivid yellow-pepper sauce. Then opt for Lima-style street fare like anticuchos (beef hearts with the richness of hanger steak) or construct a meal around the aji gallina (shredded chicken in a wine-and-egg sauce).