Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Peruvian fare at Contigo Peru in Mesa.
Chef Oscar Graham at Contigo Peru assembles a menu of Peruvian dishes that showcase his coastal homeland's seafood and exotic flavors. Ceviche de camarones ($15.50) marinates shrimp in a cool lime-juice bath with spices, and the cau cau de mariscos' mixed choir of seafood performs jazz standards on a stage of piquant turmeric and mint sauce, cubed potatoes, and rice ($13.95). Accompanied by plantain, fries, rice, and sausage, the traditional beggar's steak, or bisteck a lo pobre, basks in the warm yolky rays of a sunny-side-up egg ($13.95) and every Friday–Sunday polla a la brasa spins like a succulent planet on the rotisserie's axis ($16.95/whole chicken).