Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of Peru with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 (or $25 if redeemed in the wine bar) worth of homemade Peruvian fare and drinks at Lola's Peruvian Restaurant in Glendale.
Within a cozy environment of earthy tones, exposed brick, and wood accents, Lola's serves a hodgepodge of homemade Peruvian dishes. Entertain tongue buds with a stimulating range of flavors, from fried yuca with tartar sauce ($6) to causa de camarones, a mouthy masterpiece of crushed Peruvian yellow potato layered with avocado, topped with bell-pepper mayo, and garnished with shrimp ($11). A variety of ceviches flank flavorful, fresh entrees such as the classic Peruvian saltados, a strip of fresh seafood, chicken, or beef marinated in vinegar and soy sauce then stir-fried with red onions and tomatoes ($11–$14). Scintillating soups, including the parihuela, a tomato-broth seafood bowl infused with Peruvian spices ($13), partner with meals to perform delicious culinary routines on mouthstages.
Lola's Peruvian Restaurant
Rustic brick walls and a wine bar accent Lola's red, low-lit dining room, where candles illuminate the vivid oranges, purples, and greens of Peruvian cuisine arranged on crisp white ceramic plates. Libations culled from the bar's sprawling wine racks complement ceviche, sautéed Quechua vocabulary, and fried yucca.:m]]