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. Tactfully dine on transcontinental treats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of traditional Peruvian cuisine at Mancora Peruvian Restaurant.
Chef Patricia Carpio unites the culinary offerings of both land and sea to form an authentic Peruvian menu that coddles palates with entrees typically crafted in Andean kitchens. Diners embark on their epicurean journey by ordering the choros a la chalaca appetizer with steamed mussels served in their shells and drizzled in a sauce made of onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and corn ($8). Instead of rolling around in a pile of tambourines to drown out tummy grumbles, guests should instead dig into the pollo saltado––sautéed chicken served with tomatoes, french fries, and steamed rice ($8.99). Ride the seafood and fish ceviche's wave of nautical flavors to snag forkfuls of raw fish filet marinated with fresh lemon juice and a blend of peruvian spices ($8.99 for small; $16.99 for large). Mancora Peruvian Restaurant makes sure to accommodate the whole family with chicken fingers and fish sticks for kids and their imaginary pet narwhals.
Mancora Peruvian Restaurant
Chef Patricia Carpio and the crew at Mancora Peruvian Restaurant draw on an array of international flavors sampled from Spain, Italy, Africa, and Quechua to tweak each traditional Peruvian dish. Aromas of pollo saltado, sautéed chicken with tomatoes and french fries over rice, and seafood ceviche marinated in fresh lemon juices mingle and waft into the dining area. There, patrons dig into fire-roasted chicken and classic Peruvian desserts of sweet caramel meringue and baked custards.
7114 N Mesa St.
El Paso, Texas 79912