Trying out new cuisines can lead to meetings with exciting new taste buds, which inevitably leads to old taste buds jealously accusing you of never coming to bingo night anymore. Be a culinary social climber with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Peruvian fare and drinks at Cora Cora Restaurant in West Hartford, which was voted Hartford's Best Peruvian Restaurant by the Hartford Advocate. Cora Cora excites eaters with a menu of traditional cuisine that expertly combines the herbs and spices into an authentic pastiche of rich flavors. Peruvian dishes such as tangy ceviche ($12.50–$16.95) and savory chicharrones ($9-$13) have made Cora Cora a local favorite, while its sophisticated blends of fresh ingredients get tongues of all shapes, origins, and SAT scores furiously wagging.
Readers of the Hartford Advocate named Cora Cora Restaurant as the Best Peruvian Restaurant in the 2010 Best of Hartford Readers' Poll. Six Yelpers give the restaurant an average of four stars, and nine Google Mappers give it a five-star average.
- I had the lomo soltado, which was strips of steak with tomatoes and onions on top of crispy fries with rice. I have had this dish before at other restaurants and this, hands down, was the best I've tasted. – Katy S., Yelp
- The food is amazing. I ordered the ceviche and my boyfriend ordered an aromatic fish soup. The seafood was fresh and so flavorful! – Google Maps review posted on July 13, 2010