I quite enjoy Peruvian cuisine — they have great cocktails and seafood! Was headed to the Kennedy Center one night and found a place sort of near it to check out for that cuisine — El Chalan. It’s in the basement/lower level of a building and is fairly small, so it’s nice and comfortable.
They had a good amount of options on the menu, which made it tough to decide. But, the first order of business was a pisco sour. So refreshing!
For dinner, I ended up going with 2 smaller options —
Palta Con Palmito/ Slices of avocado and hearts of palm
Ceviche Mixto/ Fish,shrimp,and squid marinated in mixture of lemon juice and seasoning
My friend went for some stew —
Cabrito Norteno/ Goat stew cooked in beer, vinegar, onion, and spices, served w/ rice and beans
The ceviche was delicious, I love when I can find it with squid. And the nice basic salad balanced it well. My friend said the stew was just as it should be and good & hearty. I tried a bite as I’d never had goat. It was fine, nothing overly exciting me for, but glad I was able to try it. So, great food, would check this place out again.