Peru Taste: Highlights

Nov 29, 2008

José Antonio

Address:

Bernardo Monteagudo 200, San Isidro
Av. La Floresta 124, San Borja
C.C. Sur Plaza Boulevard, Panamericana Sur Km 97.5, Asia
Phone:
264-3284, 264-0188 (San Isidro)
372-6782, 372-6868 (San Borja)
Web page: www.joseantonio.com.pe
Description:
Considered by many as the best and most renowned restaurant offering comida criolla (Peruvian creole food). It is beautifully decorated in rustic colonial splendor with paintings of the Cusco School. Ask for the Piqueo José Antonio and you will get a sample of several traditional appetizers like anticuchos (beef heart skewers), stuffed potato, crispy yucca, corn tamale, chicharrones de chancho (deep fried pork), corn, and fried sweet potato. The lomo saltado (sauted beef) and Lomo José Antonio (a steak with tacu tacu, fried egg and banana) are really good.

They also offer traditional fish and seafood dishes like cebiche, tiradito (kind of a cebiche but without onions, the fish cut in thin slices and covered with different sauces and creams), parihuela (spicy thick soup with fish, shellfish and crabs), arroz con mariscos (rice with shellfish) and causa (a dish that has two layers of spicy and sour mash potatoes and tuna fish, crab meat or some other kind of stuffing between them), among many other.

Don´t forget to order a Pisco Sour, they are quite good. Besides, they have a nice selection of wines and other drinks.
Price Range: Very expensive

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