Las Canteras, Washington, D.C.: Down-Home Peruvian in the Capital

Go for the pisco cocktails, stay for the heaping portions of Peruvian standards

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BOBBY GHOSH FOR TIME

Go for the pisco cocktails, stay for the heaping portions of Peruvian standards, the most satisfying I’ve had on the East Coast. On an especially cold night, order the Chupe deCamarones shrimp soup, an entire meal in a bowl.

  1. Camarones a la Limeoa: sautéed shrimp in garlic, butter and white wine.
  2. Tamales.
  3. Aji de Galina: chicken in a sauce of chillies, bread, peanuts and yellow peppers
  4. Quinotto: quinoa, shrimp, mushrooms and cheese

Bobby Ghosh is an editor-at-large at TIME. Ghosh Eats documents his high-low gastronomic adventures.

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