Puro Peru replaced another Peruvian restaurant at this same location a few months ago. We went there tonight for the first time and had perhaps the best Peruvian food we've tasted in Silicon Valley.
We started by splitting a Papa a la Huancaina appetizer. This is the best version of this dish I have had in my admittedly limited experience. The aji amarillo sauce was a real star.
I really enjoyed my Arroz con Mariscos entree. Isabella's has a nice version too, but I liked this one a bit better, with a deeper aji planca rice taste. The portion was big but didn't seem quite as gargantuan as Isabella's. My wife really liked her Chupe de Camarones, a rich soup with shrimp, egg, and lots of starches.
We had a bottle of Peruvian beer and a glass of Peruvian Syrah, and both were very tasty and went fine with the food.
I hope this place does better business at lunch, and also when the weather isn't quite as dreary. It's located in the far end of the same Lakewood Plaza on Lawrence north of 101 that houses Giovanni's Pizza and at least a couple of Asian restaurants. The food deserves a bigger audience. They're listed on OpenTable, which is how I found them.
1161 N Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA 94089