About La Limeña
Emma Perez’s sunny strip-mall dining room, going strong for more than a decade, excels with many aspects of Peruvian cooking, from tart ceviches to grab-and-go rotisserie chickens. We tend to load up on the bookends of a meal—strips of lime-marinated fish arranged over piquant yellow sauce; a tangy potato cake (causa) layered with chicken salad; and, for dessert, delightful sandwich cookies filled with dulce de leche. Inexpensive.
Also great: Papa rellena (fried potato filled with beef); lomo saltado; parihuela (shellfish soup); rice pudding; pisco sour.