I and the boyfriend went to eat at this new Peruvian place on E. 13th, near B. We're looking forward to a return visit.
We started with shrimp wrapped in bacon ($9). There was not much more to the dish--some red onions on top, and a dipping sauce that was very mild and that may have been mayo-based. But the simplicity was a virtue--the shrimp were very flavorful, and paired well with the bacon.
For his entree, BF had duck breast in a brown, slightly spicy sauce that had been caramelized. It was all very well prepared--the duck was just slightly rare. Even the yucca, which can sometimes be mushy and blah, were worth rounding up.
I had the fish of the day, which was striped bass ($20.) I think the menu called the dish "subado," but I'm not sure if that's the preparation or what. In any case, the fish was cooked (possibly steamed) in a beer-based sauce that was as rich as the one that came with the duck.
I had a couple glasses of the house sangria. Though sweeter and thicker than I'm used to, it was a good way to end a steamy NYC day.
I know v. little about Peruvian food --with luck someone who knows their stuff will be able to check this place out and tell what they think.
NY Press has reviewed it--the link's below.