This little sleeper of a restaurant is not about trendiness, thankfully. Instead, Las Canteras introduces diners to the delights of Peruvian culture in the form of food, drinks, and atmosphere. Chef/co-owner Eddy Ancasi is from southern Peru and has decorated his intimate dining room and downstairs bar with photographs of scenes from modern Peru and with colorful handcrafts of local Peruvian artisans. His menu spans both traditional and contemporary Peruvian cuisine, but I’d recommend you go the traditional route: a pisco sour cocktail to start, followed by cebiche (fresh white fish marinated in citrus, and garnished with sweet potatoes, roasted corn, and red onions), and lomo saltado (morsels of beef wok-fried in soy sauce and served with garlic rice and French fries). Try happy hour Tuesday through Friday 5 to 7:30pm or the three-course $24 early bird special Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 7pm for best value.
Washington, D.C.› Restaurant
2307 18th St. NW (at Kalorama Rd.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Adams Morgan Hours Tues–Fri noon–3pm; Tues–Thurs and Sun 5–10pm; Fri–Sat 5–11pm; Sat–Sun brunch noon–5pm Transportation Metro: Woodley Park–Zoo, with a walk Phone 202/265-1780 Prices Main courses $12–$26 at brunch, lunch, and dinner. Cuisine Type Latin American/Peruvian Web site Las Canteras
Map2307 18th St. NW Washington, D.C.
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