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Sipan -- New Peruvian on Amsterdam and 94th

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Sipan -- New Peruvian on Amsterdam and 94th

Dave Feldman | Apr 11, 2001 09:00 AM

Last night, two friends and I went to this "nuevo" Peruvian restaurant, which seems to have opened about a month ago.

We ordered the large ceviche, different types of seafood prepared three ways, and the papas. For entrees, we ordered the lomo saltado and two rice dishes, one with duck, the other with mixed seafood.

The cheese sauce on the papas and two of the three ceviches were totally undistinguished, and the duck dish was a disaster, salty and greasy. The best dishes were the arroz con camarones, and the lomo saltado, the latter tasting like a latter-day Chineses pepper beef.

I'm afraid there is nothing better prepared her than Rinconcito Peruano. Despite the nagging inconsistency of the latter, its virtues shine in comparison to this friendly place, that has a good Peruvian beer and wine/liquor selection, but charges twice as much for food half as good.

One word of warning: Sipan does not take any credit cards.

While walking to the restaurant, I passed a new, small American restaurant called "Cooks Corner." Small menu. Anyone been there?

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