Excellent new Peruvian spot in Tarzana called Lima.
Hidden in the back of shopping center on south side of Ventura - just West of Shirley in a spot that was a "supper club". Excellent food. More upscale than many Peruvian spots. The owners have brought an experienced chef from Lima. Wait staff all students originally from Peru and so proud of their culture - ready and enthusiastic ambassadors of the food.
Excellent seafood and steak. Jalea, ceviches & tiraditos, tallarines & saltados. Delicious combo of rice and beans called "tacu-tacu" A new take on Spaghetti with a combination of alfredo and huancaina sauce - I love it as a side with shrimp saltado. Great seafood preps including a delicious maracuja (passion fruit) sauce. Authentic ingredients from Aji and Choclo and to Pisco sours and Chicha (Peruvian purple corn drink)
The only thing "missing" is the typical roast chicken that you find in most of the Mom & Pop Peruvian places around town - but you don't miss it. This place really kicks things up a notch. And in the Valley of all places!