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Rincon Limeno

Taralli | Jul 31, 2006 03:44 PM

On blast-furnace Saturday, we emerged from the Wood Is. T-stop in search of Rincon Limeno. Local pointed us in the right direction down Bennington & across to 409 Chelsea – mercifully, just 3 blocks away. This tiny storefront was almost packed at 4:30 when we sat down, immediately ordering icy, SA Pilsners. Looking around, we saw huge platters of food. Going w/CH, we ordered the Cerviche Mixto ($11) – waitress asked us how hot? We said somewhat. What arrived was a huge platter of chilled tender squid, shrimp & some fish atop iceberg leaves, riddled with bits of hot peppers(nice bite), cilantro, slices of red onion and a wedge (each) of white & sweet potatoes bathed in fresh lime juice w/an extra large quartered whole lime on a separate plate. Little cups of their signature orange hot pepper puree and separate avocado & mayo sauces accompanied. This dish was absolutely refreshing & delicious. We were craving fried seafood, so we also ordered the Jalea($15) (fried fish, shrimp & squid). Again, a giant platter consisting mostly of squid w/fresh diced tomatoes & sliced red onion. Alto’ we liked the fried platter, we’d probably order something not fried & more definitive the next time. The 2 of us probably ate less than half of each dish due to sheer size. I took home the cerviche & had it for breakfast & lunch on Sunday – yum! Tables of hombres were ordering the cerviche just for themselves. Small families w/kids had plates of roast chicken w/rice or potatoes. Large take-out orders were flying out the door throughout. If it hadn’t been so hot, I’d have ordered a whole Peruvian chicken($11) to take home & definitely will in the near future – maybe even tonight!

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