Here’s a neat little discovery: real home-style Peruvian, smack-dab in the middle of the Mission District. kare_raisu is excited about the place; on her first lunch, she had escabeche de pescado. There was truly awesome steamed white rice, boring beans, and very nice fried fish. The fish flesh is a little stiffened from long marination in vinegar—whether this is a plus or a minus is up to you.
Board Link: El Perol–Homestyle Peruvian in the Mission