Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Chow down more cordially with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Peruvian fare at DX Peruvian Restaurant in Santa Ana.
DX Peruvian Restaurant's chefs handcraft authentic Peruvian cuisine from homemade dough and sauces and locally acquired produce. Let the menu chart a savory sojourn beginning with the ceviche de mariscos, a lime-juice-marinated blend of fish, shrimp, calamari, and mussels ($13). The eatery's Peruvian classic dinner, saltado, builds tender steak ($13), chicken ($11), or seafood ($14) a monument out of hand-cut fries shaped like ancient Incan ruins. The tallarin saltado vegetariano plate blooms with bell peppers, broccoli, green beans, and spaghetti ($12). Diners can sink into the café's padded chairs and admire the wall art while sipping on the chicha morada, a traditional purple-corn beverage ($2.50). A finale of peruvian flan ($4) plants doubts in the minds of indecisive tongues contemplating their third retirement announcements of the day.
3930 S Bristol St.
Santa Ana, California 92704