La Limeña

765-B Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20850


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.

Cheap Eats 2013: La Limeña

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

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).