Worth a visit if you're in the Cloverly area is Mani's, a new family restaurant featuring fresh home-cooked Peruvian food for lunch and dinner. The mother cooks, father runs the business and the two daughters wait on tables. They have been in business just a few months - the menu is still limited and the dining room is small (about 15 tables) and spartan but very clean. Dinner dishes include about a dozen entrees (beef, chicken, salmon, trout) ranging from $8 to $13, some salads, soups, and rice and noodle dishes. Soft rolls were a jarring note. Side dishes run to high carbs - fried potatoes, rice, etc. A delicious but very hot homemade green sauce is provided on the side. No dessert or liquor license. Plans are to add rotisserie chicken in about two weeks. On weekends, the menu is expanded a bit, to include dishes like a generous bluefish ceviche. Some Peruvians I know say this is the real deal - not at all high cuisine, but authentic typical Peruvian food. Reasonably tasty, quite cheap, and definitely unchainlike and undiscovered.
It is located a bit out of the way, on Rt. 650, less than a mile south of Rt. 198, in the Cloverly shopping center, next to a Citgo and 7/11 and near Angelo's Italian deli. (I believe the building used to house an Indian restuarant). Not worth a real long detour, but in that area this is as good as any place to eat. Eat-in or take-out.