NileGuide Expert Says:
The most elegant, yet traditional Peruvian food in the downtown area.
Jose Victorino Lastarria 65
tel: 633 4802
M-Sa 9AM-11 PM, Sun 9AM-4:30 PM
NileGuide Expert tip:
Come in the evening and sit outside to watch all of Lastarria come to life.
Yonatan Malis is Peruvian-Chilean, and has taken advantage of his knowlege of Peruvian cuisine and business model and installed himself and his staff in a hip new spot on Lastarria, Santiago's attainable but elite cobblestoned neighborhood just steps from Metro La Católica on the red line.
In addition to the piled-high causas
(vertical appetizers typical of Peru), and ají de gallina,
a slightly spicy creamy stew with chicken, the menu offers picante de camarones
, which is the shrimp version of ají de gallina, and several other classic Perucvian dishes with a unique twist. The picante de camarones
was delicate and complex and had crushed walnuts and surprisingly, parmesean chees, and was served beside a mini red-onion salad with all the flavors of ceviche and a rice pyramid.
By mid August they should have their liquor license up and running, and will feature infused piscos and other alcohols, including Peru's famous goldenberry.