A few weeks ago, husband and I decided we wanted to try Costa Verde, a Peruvian restaurant in Arlington, Virginia:
When we arrived, we were greeted by some very spicy green sauce and and some crunchy roasted corn:
I ordered the ceviche de pescado as an appetizer – but I really should have ordered it as a meal. It was a very generous portion:
The ceviche was delicious – lemony and peppery. I really wished I had not ordered an entree, especially since I ended up taking most of it home. I ordered the Pescado a Lo Macho, which is grilled tilapia with seafood sauce. The fish was delicious, but I found the sauce uninspired and the seafood only ok:
Husband, on the other hand, loved his entree, the Chicarron al Plato, which are fried pieces of marinated pork. He found it very tasty:
What I did enjoy the most about Costa Verde was the ceviche and also the atmosphere. It seems like the restaurant is very much a community center for family celebrations, and I liked that vibe a lot. Overall, I am glad we went, as Peruvian food is something I don’t get to try very often.
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