We went to Glendale yesterday to get Big Red serviced.
(818) 243-5121) while we wait.
Nestled between Mercedes and BMW dealerships, Mamita is a small unassuming eatery that serves home-cooked Peruvian food.
The ambience is nothing to speak of, but the food is pretty tasty, enough so that Mr. Monkey's family joined us for lunch.
Mr. Monkey and his brother ordered some Kola Inglesa.
chicharrones de pescado and platanos fritos. Dee-lish.
I dined on saltado de carne y pollo. The beef was a little chewier than usual, but otherwise the dish was quite good. Those are french fries in there!
Mr. Monkey opted for tallarin de camaron y carne. It was like Peruvian spaghetti!
Mr. Monkey's dad had mojarra frita -- a whole tilapia fried. Fan-freakin-tastic. This was by far the best dish of the day. Sadly, I didn't get to photograph it until we'd demolished most of it.
Dessert was flan and Peruvian custard. The flan was smoother with more caramel notes.
The custard was airier and laden with cinnamon.
Little Monkey Niece and her tri-pigtails had fun walking back to the car with her Uncle Monkey.
If you're ever in the neighborhood to shop for or to service a car, I highly recommend stopping by Mamita. You could probably skip dessert, which wasn't all that great, but make sure to load up on lots of fried goodness.