Anyone been here yet?

This is the place for ON or Off topic conversations. Almost anything goes - but be kind, and no trolling.
Forum rules
While the rules in this forum are more relaxed than in other parts of the Expat site, there are still a few things we’d like you to remember: No name calling, no insults – be civil to each other!
User avatar
calygirl
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 349
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:55 am

Anyone been here yet?

Postby calygirl » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:33 am

Tacos Orale Mi Cuate on Jose Galvez in Miraflores? I'v been to the Burrito Bar in Barranco several times, but this place is around the corner from my apartment.


User avatar
caliguy
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1210
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:55 pm
Location: Lima-13

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby caliguy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:20 pm

hi calygirl, welcome back to Peru :D
i haven't been there, but have been to most Mexican restaurants in Lima, and haven't found one that i am satisfied with yet.
if you do go there, please post back on your experience as i trust your opinion being your from California :D
viva el taco!
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
Neshan
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 56
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:32 pm

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby Neshan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:50 am

Being a big "foody" I have been to both places.

You can't beat "Burrito Bar" when it comes to tacos and burritos!
Ironically, it's owned and run by a Brit, but serves delectable T's and B's.
I'm from Los Angeles, and know a thing or two about Mexican cuisine, so I was pleasantly surprised 2 years ago when I first discovered this great eatery.

However, Burrito Bar is fairly limited. Other than that, they make a quesadilla and serve GREAT home-made tortilla chips. (And their lemonade is made with lemon zest...spectacular). Once in a while Stuart (the owner) will make a British desert, like sticky-toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. Wow, it's awesome.


I have also eaten at Orale Mi Cuate in Miraflores.
They are much more *authentic* Mexican, with a different variety of dishes.
They also serve Horchata, which made me VERY happy (It's a cinnamony/vanilla type of drink made with rice, one of my favorites!), as well as a sweet ice tea made with Hibiscus called "Agua de Jamaica".
Their food is good, although portions are slightly smaller in size than what you'd like.
They serve flautas, enchiladas, tacos al pastor, chilaquiles, alambres, gringas, tacos dorados, etc...
Like I said, a greater variety of truly authentic Mexican food. The owners and staff are from Mexico.


In conclusion, both places are spectacular in their own way. I wouldn't give up on one just to go to the other. They are different.

Try them both! They are the only respectable Mexican joints in Lima, if you ask me.
User avatar
calygirl
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 349
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:55 am

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby calygirl » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:48 pm

Finally made it here. Got 3 soft tacos, one carnitas and two al pastor and a glass of tamarino aqua fresco. Very good and very authentic. I added my own sour cream as well. Chatted with the owner while wating, he gave me a plate of tortilla chips and salsa while waiting.
Nice place, I'll be back to try their enchildadas before leaving in April. They have all of the items as well listed in previous post.
User avatar
Guiri
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 301
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:27 pm

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby Guiri » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:15 pm

Do they have Chimichangas ?? :shock:
User avatar
calygirl
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 349
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:55 am

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby calygirl » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:19 am

Nope, no chimichangas, or for that matter, regular burritos. The burrito bar, as mentioned before, is the best place in Lima for burritos. They don't have chimichangas either. Most of these smaller places don't have the capability for deep frying, which is part of the process for chimichangas. Never been a fan of them, but my son loves them. I pretty much pass on anything deep fried anymore, don't even like jalea.
User avatar
Guiri
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 301
Joined: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:27 pm

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby Guiri » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:29 pm

Well..went there yesterday.... "disappointing" is the right word to describe it :? ...ambient like in a snack bar in SJL, the food was ok besides that it was not much for what we paid, service was doggy(the guy ask me twice in 30 seconds what we had ordered and we got the check without asking for it ) .
I say Burrito Bar all the way!!
Wouldn`t recommend the other joint to anyone ! :|
User avatar
chi chi
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 6060
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:28 pm
Location: Granada, Andalusia

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby chi chi » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:29 pm

Guiri wrote:Well..went there yesterday.... "disappointing" is the right word to describe it :? ...ambient like in a snack bar in SJL, the food was ok besides that it was not much for what we paid, service was doggy(the guy ask me twice in 30 seconds what we had ordered and we got the check without asking for it ) .
I say Burrito Bar all the way!!
Wouldn`t recommend the other joint to anyone ! :|


Often service level and food quality goes up and down. I often went to food places that have been recommended by other people but often it wasn't that good.

Last year, I went to Guru Kebab and Curry. (a restaurant in Santiago De Surco that specialises in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The restaurant is considered by many people as excellent)
The service was excellent but the food was really disappointing. The curries were greasy, full of fat. Soaked in cooking oil. The naan bread was dry. The only thing that was great was the desert.

In the UK, I was used to buy those ready to eat meals in Tesco or Sainsbury to heat up in my micro-wave oven and they were much better than the slop served at Guru.

Taco's and Burittos...I make them myself. Much better and cheaper to prepare them myself. And I am sure what has been put in it and all fresh products. My kitchen is clean as well.
At MAKRO, you can find all products you need to make Mexican food.

I also prepare Indian food at home nowadays.
User avatar
emanaku
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:21 pm
Location: Calca, Cuzco

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby emanaku » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:04 pm

At MAKRO, you can find all products you need to make Mexican food.


Quick question: Do they offer corn tortillas? Or does somebody know where to get corn tortillas in Lima? Thank you!
User avatar
chi chi
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 6060
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:28 pm
Location: Granada, Andalusia

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby chi chi » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:32 pm

emanaku wrote:
At MAKRO, you can find all products you need to make Mexican food.


Quick question: Do they offer corn tortillas? Or does somebody know where to get corn tortillas in Lima? Thank you!


I bought tortillas at MAKRO in Callao.
MarcoPE
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 501
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:29 pm

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby MarcoPE » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:55 pm

chi chi wrote:I bought tortillas at MAKRO in Callao.


I buy wheat tortillas at Makro all the time but have yet to see corn tortillas, at least at the one in Santa Anita.
User avatar
chi chi
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 6060
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:28 pm
Location: Granada, Andalusia

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby chi chi » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:09 am

MarcoPE wrote:
chi chi wrote:I bought tortillas at MAKRO in Callao.


I buy wheat tortillas at Makro all the time but have yet to see corn tortillas, at least at the one in Santa Anita.


They weren't the wheat ones but they were excellent.

I stuff them with blue cheese, avocado, chopped sjallots, beef slices and sour cream.
User avatar
sbaustin
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 2057
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:46 pm
Location: Peru
Contact:

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby sbaustin » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:27 pm

emanaku wrote:
At MAKRO, you can find all products you need to make Mexican food.


Quick question: Do they offer corn tortillas? Or does somebody know where to get corn tortillas in Lima? Thank you!


Both Wong and Vivanda regularly carry corn tortillas. They cost about 7 soles for a bag (aprox 8).
teamoperu
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1709
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:07 am

Re: Anyone been here yet?

Postby teamoperu » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:52 am

MarcoPE wrote:
chi chi wrote:I bought tortillas at MAKRO in Callao.


I buy wheat tortillas at Makro all the time but have yet to see corn tortillas, at least at the one in Santa Anita.


Similar for me, never seen corn torillas in the Makro in Piura, ever.

Return to “Expat Conversations”

Login  •  Register