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Grab the opportunity to visit Andina - it serves Peruvian food and isn't caught in that grey area which occupies fusion food. Using only the freshest ingredients, it guarantees authentic Peruvian cuisine. The first up on the order should be the Cebiches which has been labeled as 'Peru's Flagship Dish' comprising of raw foods cooked with a host of ingredients, such as key lime and hot pepper. For the main course, visitors have the option of choosing from traditional Peruvian dishes— Ceco a la Norteña which is lamb shank and garlic rice or the Conchas del Señor de Sipán that is a beautiful medley of scallops and crabmeat. For dessert, try the Chocolate Andino or indulge in Helado de Lucuma, a luscious frozen dessert. To add to the delicious menu, the restaurant has live music sessions too.
Painted in vibrant blue and red, the wooden clapboard structure on Southeast 12th Avenue, is where the flavors of Latin American cuisine come alive. The menu, designed by chef proprietor, Michael Kennett, features typical street food one would find in Venezuela. The highlight of the menu is the arepas - Venezuelan-style flat breads made with corn. Of the vast variety of arepas on offer, the Smokey Pollo and El Diablo are popular favorites. The mojito or a cocktail with Agua Fresca, will perfectly augment the food.
Named after the Latin American form of dance, Pambiche offers eclectic Cuban and Creole flavors. Picadillo Cua-Cua which is their beef hash, Creole chicken, jumbo Gulf shrimp in wine sauce, the chicken-infused saffron rice, and the ubiquitous flan are definitely worth your attention. Sangria and wines flow freely, though the Cuban espresso is equally potent in its own way. And if you find yourself an alien among the Spanish-speaking folk, order from the succulent take-out menu. Prices are satisfactory much to your glee.