Recently our own DJ Psycho Eddie had a chance to check out Los Andes in Providence, RI. here are his thoughts...
I was looking for a place to go for a special occasion and happened across Los Andes. Los Andes is a Peruvian restaurant on Chalkstone ave in Providence, RI.
First-things-first, if you don't have a reservation be prepared to wait. When making reservations, call as soon as you can. They are very busy, not an understatement. If you want a Saturday night, call at least two weeks in advance!
That being said, the first must-do, is a beverage. You have to try the Caipirina!! If you have never heard of the Caipirina, its lime and sugar muddled, topped with Cachaca (sugar cane rum) and ice. Garnished with a piece of sugar cane. These are very tasty but they WILL sneak up on you.
For appetizers, we had the Ceviche Martini, made with tilapia, squid, shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels, tossed with a cilantro, rocoto and garlic leche de tigre, served in a martini glass. Chicken Empenadas that were crispy and slightly spicy.
Also, Calamari Balsamico which is fried calamari, tossed with spinach, peppers, black olives, finished with a balsamic reduction. Everything tasted fresh, crunchy veggies, nice bite of the citrus juice, lite crispy batter.
For Entrees, we had the Pacumuto, which is medallions of angus beef tenderloin, with boneless chicken thigh, chorizo, bell peppers and onions, skewered onto a 22 inch shish-kabob. This was seasoned and grilled PERFECTLY! Meat was juicy and tender. Also, we had the grilled short beef ribs and the Pollo Loco special. Boneless chicken thigh pan seared, layered with an infused herb goat cheese, lobster meat, sweet plantains, and Parma prosciutto. Everything was served with roasted potatoes, ensalada rusa, and arroz con queso.
By the time we had gotten to this point, we were full and very happy, but celebrations call for desert. Flan was unbelivable, so was the Tres Leche cake, and the cheese cake. Finishing the meal with a few espresso and an aperitif.
The smell of freshly cooked meats, the well-more-than-enough-sized portions, super attentive wait staff, the perfectly cooked and plated meals. This was an un-forgettable meal.
I would highly recommend Los Andes to anyone and everyone.
DJ Psycho Eddie is the co-host MyNightOut Radio on RI Free Radio