Los Chicos Brasa
Los Chicos Brasa is one of the few Peruvian restaurants in Toronto. There's a large takeout counter where they dish out rotisserie chicken but don't miss dining in here where there's a huge range of traditional family recipes on the menu.
The Ceviche ($17) is a good place to start. Tilapia is marinated in lime tiger’s milk along with mussels, red onions and crunchy cancha.
Papa a la Huancaina ($8) is thickly-sliced steamed potatoes smothered in a bright yellow cream cheese and pepper sauce. Garnished with eggs and olives, it is heavenly.
The Peruvian rotisserie chicken is the restaurant’s pride and joy. The Half Chicken & Side ($16.50) and the Double Leg & Side ($17) are moist and well-seasoned. This isn't no Swiss Chalet.
They chicken comes with sides like seasoned rice and yucca fries along with hot and mild sauces.
The Lomo Saltado ($18) is top sirloin Angus beef sautéed with onions and tomatoes, served with fries on a bed of jasmine white rice.
The Jalea ($22.50) is a massive shareable plate of deep fried seafood. Tilapia, shrimp, squid and yucca are come served with a salsa of lime juice, cilantro, and assorted spices.
For dessert, the homemade Lucuma Ice Cream ($6) is served with some of the most buttery waffles I’ve ever had.
The Picarones ($8), basically deep fried yam drizzled with a special blend of Peruvian honey, is the perfect blend of sweet, soft and crispy.
Inca Kola ($1.95 for can, $5.95 for bottle), basically Latin America's version of cream soda, is available to wash everything down.