Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Peruvian cuisine at Puro Peru in Sunnyvale.
Puro Peru serves diners a menu of palatable Peruvian cuisine that blends Spanish and Latin themes with unique ingredients indigenous to Peruvian climates. A fresh selection of calamari, fish, and shrimp soak up cilantro-infused lime juice in the ceviche de mixto ($14), and the anticucho rewards adventurous eaters with grilled morsels of chicken, beef, or cow heart, a delicacy revered for its tenderness and its film career as a prop in Indiana Jones movies ($8). Hearty appetites fill up on the bistec a lo pobre's marinated steak surrounded by a supporting cast of eggs, french fries, and plantains ($14.50). A spread of seafood entrees appeases watery whims with the lightly breaded mélange of scallops, octopus, and fish that make up the jalea ($16) or chaufa de mariscos, Peruvian-style rice prepared with bite-size sealife and stir-fried by a Cordon Bleu–certified kraken ($13.95).
Diners can moisturize their windpipes with an Inca Kola, a Peruvian soda, or the chicha morada, a traditional Peruvian corn juice ($2 each), amidst the eatery’s burnt-orange walls, tiled floors, and padded chairs. More adventurous imbibers can quaff a beer or wine from the bar, sheltered under an adobe-tile-covered awning to protect libations from indoor thunderstorms or loose-cannon sprinkler systems.