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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Restaurant Rambling: Andina

I've blogged about Andina before. I love, love, love the food here. It's easily in my top 5 favorite Portland restaurants. The cuisine is Peruvian and the food is amazing! They even have a gluten-free and vegetarian friendly menu.

I love the interior of the restaurant. The walls are colorful and photos of everyday life in Peru line the walls. Even the tables are decorated in colorful napkins!

They bring out bread and a trio of dripping sauces for you to nibble on. The sauces are yummy.

Sweet Lime Juice

These small tapa plates were $9 a pieces and very delicious!!

Chicharron de Langostino (crispy golden prawns studded with quinoa, served with salsa agridulce)
Musciame de Aton (cured tuna loin with garlic oil and avocado-tomato salsa criolla)
Chorizo

Pimento Piquilla Relleno (piquillo peppers stuffed with cheese, quinoa and Serrano ham)
They were nice enough to split an entree in half for us. Here's half an order of the Arroz Con Mariscos (a Peruvian paella with aji panca-infused rice topped with a seafood medley), $16

I can't tell you how good the food is here. The staff are very friendly and don't be afraid to ask for their recommendations. They're always happy to help.


Andina
1314 NW Glisan Ave
Portland, OR 97209
ph: (503) 228-9535
www.andinarestaurant.com

1 comments:

Wendy said...

Looks like you had a great meal at this restaurant. I love the chorizo. Bring on that bread basket and dipping sauces!

We have tons of Peruvian chicken places around here, but not too many sit down places - at least that I know of.