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 as well as one carafe of sangria ($15 value) at DX Peruvian Restaurant in Santa Ana (a $45 total value).
DX Peruvian Restaurant's chefs handcraft Peruvian cuisine from house-made dough and sauces and locally acquired produce. Let the menu chart a savory sojourn beginning with the ceviche mixto, a lime-juice-marinated blend of fish, shrimp, calamari, and mussels ($15). The eatery's Peruvian classic dinner, saltado, builds tender steak ($14.95), chicken ($12.95), or seafood ($15.95) 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 ($12.95). Diners 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), and complementary sangria that pairs elegantly with savory meals.
3930 S Bristol St.
Santa Ana, California 92704