I went for the first time yesterday for dinner at PBs Peruvian Restaurant. Its great that they expanded into the space next door -with all of the deserved attention it has recieved.
For dinner, though tempted by the Cau-Cau, I tried out the Pescado a la Chorillana. THis was a breaded filet of fish served with rice and topped with an escabeche-esque sauce of tomatoes and red onion. Piping hot and delicious - I scarfed it down! The sauce looked as if it had some annato in it - and was delightfully tangy so I suspect vinegar was an elment as well.
My friend tried to order the Aji de Gaillina - but we were told they were all out - which seemed strange - and then tried to get the Arroz con Pollo - which was also unavailable. It sounded like there was no more chicken in the restaraurant. So finally we were given an OK on the Lomo Saltado. I have to say I was really impressed by the juicyness and tenderness of the sirloin. It was fantastic. They also seem to be cutting their own fries now as well ;).
For our appetizer -which arrived a bit after our meals we had the Yuca with the huacaina sauce. This was hit. I loved the fried starchy tuber and I was amazed by the complexity of the sauce. Gentle, warming, & creeping heat, slight lactic cheeseness, and some spice of sort.
I really like their chicha morada here too. Not super sweet, refreshing and clovey.
I noticed the Green tallarin with the bistec at another table - this looked really good.
Thanks to all those who reported on this place - you discovered a gem.
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