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La Limeña November 29, 2010

Posted by hslu in Restaurants.
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A few days ago when we walked out of a near by Chinese restaurant on a Saturday afternoon, we saw a group of people coming out of a  restaurant smiling and happy. I peeked into the restaurant and a lady of the group said to me:”This is the best Peruvian restaurant in town.”

I immediately took note of that comment because they were Latinos and I noticed that the name of the restaurant is La Limeña.

Well, we had a chance to try it out and we liked it.

The restaurant had simple decoration but pleasant. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. The service was prompt and not intrusive. I had a very good first impression of this place.

We had a bottle of Casillero del Diablo 2008 Melot from Chile for less than $20. It was a very good deal and the wine was very drinkable. However, since we couldn’t finish the whole bottle we asked the restaurant if we could take the rest of the wine home. The waiter said that it would be no problem only if he was the one who bought the bottle to our car.

We ordered ceviche mixto for $12.95, a seafood appetizer, including fresh shrimp, scallops and slices of fish, served in a lime juice.  It was refreshing and a wonderful way to start our meal.

We also had Tamales de Maiz because I like Talmales of any kind.

For entrees we had Lenguado Frito which was deep fried whole flounder served with fried yucca and sarsa criolla. Although the fish was slightly over cooked, it was fresh and very tasty. I didn’t care for the deep fried yucca because it was too filling but we finished the whole fish quickly.

Lomo Saltado was beef strip sauteed in olive oil, onion, tomatoes, and spices served on a bed of french fries and a side of rice. It was a good hearty meal and tasted like a home made dish than a production from a kitchen of three-star celebrity chef.

La Limena also has sopas, salads, chicken, sandwiches, a collection of side dishes and rotisserie chicken. These dishes had to wait until the next time.

When it came to dessert, we had to order their flan. The sauce was savory; the flan was smooth and tender. The temperature was just right. The portion was adequate but could be bigger if I was allowed to be greedy.


We liked La Limeña very much because it was just liked what the menu said:

Where Tradition and Great Taste come together.

I might also add this to the end:

“At a great price.”

You should go and it was worth the drive from Northern Virginia.

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