Peru Criollo sits on Southwest 108 Avenue and Bird Road. The location is easy to find, and the place itself takes after simple, Latin American-style diners,with several wooden tables and chairs and a long bar. It has a large selection of seafood and Peruvian specialties such as their ceviches, several soups and multiple appetizers. However, it also serves a variety of chicken, meats and salads. I ordered the usual ceviche and lomo saltado. The food is brought promplty after ordering. The portions are a good size, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t enjoy meager servings.
The ceviche was the better of the two, although its flavor was a bit different than that from downtown seafood restaurants. The fish was tender and thoroughly soaked in a rich, lemon-based sauce. The lomo saltado, however, was somewhat bland. Although it was bathed in sauce, the meat felt slightly dry and could have used more seasoning. While not a bad option, it could certainly consist of a better flavor for its $12.99 value. Overall, the experience was a positive one in regards to food quality and service.