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Peruvian in Jamesburg: Don Pepe

cranrob | Jul 2, 201207:55 AM

This place opened a few months ago, and we visited for lunch yesterday.

We had: Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken, Yuca Frita con Huancaina, and a Pork Tamale.

We were there around 11:30AM, and the Chicken was just coming off the Rotisserie, and it was juicy and flavorful. The tamale was outstanding. We're big fans of Huancaina sauce (an Aji Amarillo Pepper & Cheese sauce), and the version they served on the Yuca Frita was good, but not great.

We also picked up a couple of excellent homemade Alfajores (a shortbread / dulce de leche sandwich cookie).

The menu is pretty extensive (it even includes Cuy - Guinea Pig!) and we're looking forward to going back to try more items.

Interestingly, right down the street in the former Maria's Mexican restaurant is another newish Peruvian place, which we haven't tried yet.

Don Pepe Restaurant
200 Buckelew Ave.
Jamesburg NJ
(In the Dunkin' Donuts Plaza)

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