This Peruvian restaurant relocated to the East Village after outgrowing its Brooklyn digs in 2004. Named after a coastal region of northwestern Peru, its menu is filled with seafood like shrimp sautéed in garlic, sweet potato-encrusted red snapper and seven different ceviches featuring everything from salmon to squid. Not everything is from the sea, including meaty dishes like grilled sirloin with chimichurri and Peruvian rotisserie chicken. If you just want to stop in for a Peruvian beer or pisco sour, you can always just order a few tapas at the bar. Also available: margaritas, tropical cocktails and several affordable house wines. The whole place has a lively nautical theme with fishing nets, starfish and an octopus painting contrasting with more subdued design elements like exposed brick walls and flickering tea lights. During brunch, you can get entrees such as grilled steak and eggs or a salmon omelette with a cocktail for under $10.—Keith Wagstaff
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