Brother Monkey lives just a stone's throw away from Mario's Peruvian & Seafood Restaurant (5786 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles). Lucky guy.
And you know, when that happens, the food can't be bad.
Saltado de camarones -- shrimp sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and french fries served with rice ($11.00).
BroMo said that this is his usual order to go. While most customers opt for the lomo saltado, we enjoyed these shrimp prepared in the same manner. Good choice, BroMo.
Pescado a la chorrillana -- fried fillet of Pacific red snapper with sauteed onions and tomatoes, rice, boiled fried potatoes, and fried bread ($10.25).
Bistec a la chorrillana -- pan-fried steak with sauteed onions, tomatoes, and rice ($9.75).
Very flavorful, though the steak could've been more tender. Quite good nevertheless.
Mario's is solid. Everything is well-seasoned, and portions are rather generous. This time, the masses aren't asses. They're right.