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“Modest and unassuming but good food”

Estampas Peruanas Restaurant
Ranked #92 of 317 Restaurants in Redwood City
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Right on El Camino, this isn't an impressive looking place. In fact, you'd likely not even notice driving by. But that would be a mistake, as it has good food that is a bit unusual. Peruvian is not one of the more common offerings, but it's tasty and generally amenable to American tastes. It's just a different combination of flavors, but it's an effective change from the usual. For example, I had a paella stew that was fairly similar in composition to a paella from anywhere in Europe or New England - but the most prominent taste was cilantro. Some folks don't like it, but I do, and it made a relatively commonplace dish into something pleasantly different. Everyone else had something that could be described as familiar but tasting tantalizingly different at the same time.

Moderate prices too, at least for the area.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have wanted to try this restaurant for quite a while. We went for dinner on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was quite full but we were seated promptly.
Service was friendly and efficient.
We started with the ceviche mixto which had fish, squid and prawns with the perfect amount of spice and red onions. Was very fresh. We both loved this appetizer. We had two entres which we shared: the Pollo A la Parrilla with chile Pasilla which came with rice and potato and The Paella Marinera with assorted seafood. We absolutely enjoyed both of these dishes. There was no shortage of seafood in the paella, a real treat. The chicken was incredibly moist and perfectly seasoned. Servings for both were quite generous so we brought our leftovers home. The staff here was very courteous and took time to answer questions regarding the menu options. We shared two desserts: the rice pudding and the special cookie. Yum, yum.
We plan to definitely return here again.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Bernadette009
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Good food and good atmosphere. I like this place a lot. Always a lot of fun to go there with the family.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank rogergQ169MV
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Have you ever had Peruvian food? Most people haven't. This would be a place to visit to sample authentic Peruvian cuisine with a good selection of dishes. It is clean, easy to find (but parking on the street), has good food, and the service is very friendly. Although it offers other cuisines, we go there just to sample Peruvian food or order a previous favorite. I think most people would like Peruvian—not as spicy as caribbean, lots of purple potatoes (once rare but now in many fine markets), lots of corn/maize, interesting beverages. It plays Peruvian music videos, but that is part of its funky charm.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank OmarKhayyam
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went there with friends. First impression was a little bit mixed. The entrance is dark and not very welcoming. But as we entered, we were surprised how huge the place is. Their range of entrees is great and we really liked it. Our friend lived a while in Peru and said, their food was really original.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank farsway42
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