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Worthy Peruvian or Ecuadorian?

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Worthy Peruvian or Ecuadorian?

iphonechica | Jun 14, 2011 09:05 AM

Have car and WILL travel for tasty South American food.

My husband has been up and down Montrose in search of tasty bites.

We are looking for good Lomo Saltado, fried Yucca (looks like chunky french fries), ahi (jalapeno/cilantro salsa for dipping), excellent empanadas (South American style, not Mexican). We are also interested in South American version of carnitas (shredded, roasted pork)...the proper name escapes me at the moment.

We have tried Machu Picchu @ 3856 N Ashland and were not very impressed. Our pinnacle is a restaurant that has since closed in Minneapolis by the same name. Their Lomo Saltado was chopped beef tenderloin in a soy sauce-based sauce "stir-fried" with french fries, sliced red onion and chunks of tomatoes and served with rice. It was delicious. We have not been able to find anything as flavorful or with as tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat.

Your help would be much appreciated.

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