What You'll Get
Due to the unpredictability of the Peruvian climate, hikers stranded on Machu Picchu have been known to trade wedding bands for umbrellas, gold fillings for bottled water, and kidneys for extra oxygen. Get a predictably positive Peruvian experience with today's Groupon: for $15, you'll get $30 worth of authentic eats, pisco drinks, and more at Los Cabos II, an energetic downtown eatery. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
The epicurean fusion of Chinese, Spanish, and South American flavors at Los Cabos II ignites bored taste buds like a Bunsen burner toasting an aerosol can. Start a gastronomical journey with a ceviche mixto, with lime juice, chopped cilantro, red onions, and fiery Peruvian pepper ($14.50). Main courses include seafood specialties such as lomo saltado marino, a dish featuring seafood sautéed with veggies and bedded atop rice ($16.50), and Peruvian chowder, which combines shrimp cooked in a seasoned milk broth with rice, potatoes, and boiled egg ($14.50). Aji de gallina (shredded chicken bathed in a creamy parmesan-walnut sauce, $10.50) and seco de ternera (beef stewed in spicy cilantro, garlic, and chili sauce and served with rice, $10.50) introduce palates to international flavors without causing jet lag. Wash dishes down with a pisco sour or imported beer.
Doubling as a cultural hub, Los Cabos II boasts a lively and inspired décor, complete with native art. The friendly, knowledgeable staff helps take the guesswork out of unfamiliar fare.
Los Cabos II has been Westword's Best Central/South American Restaurant every year, counting back to 2007. Seventy-four percent of Urbanspooners like it, Yelpers give it 3.5-star average, and eight TripAdvisors give it four owl-eyes on average.
- I didn't understand it -- what unusual cultural storm would throw Peruvian, Greek and Indian foods together on the same plate? -- but I appreciated that its preparation showed the unmistakable stamp of balance, restraint and forethought that all native foods (no matter how unusual) seem to have. – Jason Sheehan, Westword
- We came in a large party of 15 with only a few minutes notice, Sat night. The place is decorated cheerfully inside with bright colors, Peruvian items and llamas. We were accomodated [sic] well at a long table, and our server was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and wines. – GoddessJen, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Los Cabos II
At Los Cabos II, owners Hernan and Francesca Ruiz showcase a rich variety of Peruvian cuisine, which itself is an amalgamation of multi-ethnic culinary traditions, including Spanish and Incan. Their ceviche—one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes and a Peruvian staple—presents plates of citrus-marinated shrimp, fish, and octopus, all seasoned with spices imported from Peru. They also plate Peruvian-style fried rice, and they simmer a diverse array of piquant fish stews, including Peruvian bouillabaisse with white wine and bay laurel. LocalEats recently honored Los Cabos II with its 2013 award for Best Peruvian cuisine, and Talk of the Town praised the eatery with an award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction in 2012.
To complement the cuisine, which was also dubbed the Best Central/South American Restaurant of 2010 by Westword, the duo imports a selection of South American beers such as Cusqueña and Cristal, as well as Inca Kola, a Peruvian soda. They also import authentic Peruvian folk art, which brightens up the low-lit dining room with murals.