Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate's passport with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Peruvian dinner fare and drinks Sunday–Thursday
- $15 for $30 worth of Peruvian dinner fare and drinks Friday or Saturday
Dinner begins at 5 p.m. The menu includes three types of cebiches, including cebiche de mariscos—a citrusy salad of poached mussels, shrimp, calamari, sweet potatoes, and cilantro ($13). Entrees include the filete de pescado, a pan-fried fillet of fish served with salsa criolla and rice and beans or fries ($12), as well as the chaufa de carne, fried rice with beef, green onions, eggs, and soy sauce ($12).
Although each dish served at Somos Peru is made on the spot using fresh ingredients, the recipes that guide preparation date back many decades. The Custodio family opened their first restaurants in Lima, Peru in the 1960s, and since 1984, younger generations have been sharing the tropical flavors of their coastal homeland with diners in the City of Lakes.
Splashes of lime, fresh and fried seafood, and stir-fried dishes in thick soy sauce characterize the menu at Somos Peru, which opens with appetizers such as cebiche de mariscos—a citrusy salad of poached mussels, shrimp, calamari, sweet potatoes, and cilantro—and closes with desserts such as crema volteada—Peruvian-style flan. For the main course, diners can enjoy strips of tender beef and veggies over rice or cast a line down onto a plate of arroz con mariscos—a Peruvian interpretation of paella filled with fish, mussels, shrimp, calamari, yellow peppers, sweet peas, and special spices.