I can't believe it's taken me this long to get to Luzmilla's, an important stop on the Bolivian food circuit in NoVa. The value here is amazing, and the cooking earthy and assured. Seven Chowhounds tackled huge platters of lomo chorellano (steak), tongue, picante de pollo, falso conejo (breaded beef cutlet), and enrollado (pork and ham salad). We also had a satisfying bowl of lawa de quinua ( a creamy, meaty soup) and appetizers of saltenas, humintas, and empanadas. Mocochincho, a spiced peach juice to drink .
The steak was the best Bolivian steak I've had in both flavor and texture. Finally, I've found THE place for steak. Everything else was quite good with only the chicken being boring. Also, Bolivian empanadas are not my thing, dry and cold bread with cheese.
The tongue was a winner, and the cold dish, enrollado, was a success. We benefited in ordering as a group. I can't see how an individual could ever put away that much vinegary cold pork in one sitting.
This is true home cookin', the platters are enormous, and this is a place to impress Chowhound friends interested in exotic food.
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