In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word “mariscos.” Moisten your own comestible receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of of authentic Peruvian fare at Quechua in downtown South Norwalk. Serving up authentic Peruvian fare, the restaurant’s name Quechua refers to one of the original languages and cultures from the Andes region of Peru. The location lends itself nicely to a relaxing evening, with serene rose-colored walls accented by traditional Peruvian tapestries. Using high quality local and organic ingredients as well as fresh seasonal items, this fine dining establishment cooks up beef, chicken, and classic Peruvian seafood entrees, satisfying a wide range of discriminating palates. Notable seafood items include pescado sudado, a steamed fish fillet seasoned with Andean herbs, white onions, tomatoes, and spices ($15), or you may choose from their six different types of ceviche seafood dishes ($15-17). They also serve a number of authentic Peruivian drinks like the Pisco Sour.
Catering to herbivores and herbivoyeurs alike, the culinary captains at Quechua carry a number of vegetarian dishes for $10 each, like saltado de vegetales, a plate of mixed veggies sautéed in olive oil and soy sauce and served with white rice. Side dishes are numerous, including traditional favorites like Peruvian choclo corn and sweet fried plantains. Since variety is the spice of life, their chefs will cook food to order for anyone wanting slightly less heat with any dish.
- Fat and sassy fresh mussels, served in their half shells (choros a la chalaca) were piled high with a mix of chopped onion, tomato and cilantro — a mini-feast for shelfish fanciers. – Patricia Brooks, New York Times
- The highlight for us was the ceviche sample platter, which alone was fantastic but also served as a tasty gateway to our excellent entrees. – lionelhutz, TripAdvisor
21 N Main St.
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854Get Directions