Great Peruvian Food in the Marina
The cuisine of Peru has been little known around here, but now it’s here and it’s hot. MO-CHICA and PICCO were first, and now Ricardo Zarate, the creator of those two, has brought us PAICHE a boisterous, casual, exciting new concept in Marina del Rey. The place rocks. The menu is mostly small plates of highly innovative Peruvian and Asian-inspired dishes. Here are a few: eggplant tartare, yellow tail ceviche, kampachi ceviche, paiche tiradito (the fish of the tile wrapped in lettuce leaves), calamari stuffed with ground sausage, chili-glazed paiche ribs, shrimp toasts topped with uni, chili-rubbed grilled pork neck and yucca fritters oozing melted Manchego. If there’s something you don’t like, don’t worry, there’s another adventure on the plate next to it. AND don’t miss the pisco sours. PAICHE – exciting Peruvian Izakaya. Wow!