Take your taste buds on a trip to Peru with a heaping plate of Jalea at Fiesta Limena. Jalea (ha-LAY-ah) is a combination of delectable fried seafood that is big enough to feed at least two or more depending on your appetite. The dish includes soft shell crab, calamari, scrod, shrimp, clams, mussels, and squid, all lightly battered and fried. It is served with marinated onions and yucca on the side. At Fiesta Limena we strive to offer authentic, homestyle Peruvian food in a casual, family-friendly environment. Enjoy this dish with your family or a group of friends as you get to know Peruvian cuisine at our Norwalk CT Restaurant.
April 12, 2011
April 4, 2011
Parihuela is the Peruvian version of French boullabaisse. It is one of the many Peruvian dishes that has a European influence, just like the Asian influenced chaufa and African influenced stews. It is made with clams, mussels, shrimp, squid and soft shell crab, and all of this seafood is served in a homemade stock. This soup is available everyday at our Norwalk CT restaurant, along with a Peruvian shrimp chowder, Aguadito de Mariscos, a seafood soup with a cilantro based broth, and fresh, light soups with clams, mussels or fish. Also look for our daily specials to see when we have Peruvian style chicken soup, which is made with long thin noodles and garnished with hard boiled egg. It may sound different from the chicken soup you’re used to, but it is delicious!
March 25, 2011
Anticuchos are known as Peruvian street food, and are similar to the kebabs you may have purchased on a trip to New York City. Of course, Peruvian Anticuchos are made with special seasonings, and the other kebabs just don’t compare! Vendors cook their meat and sell it on many street corners in Peru. We now offer Anticuchos, which are made the authentic way with beef heart, everyday at our Norwalk CT Restaurant. They used to be a special from time to time, but are now a staple on our menu. Most guests order them as an appetizer before enjoying their entrees. Visit us with a group, and try several of our authentic Peruvian appetizers. With unlimited fresh bread and our special Aji sauce, your appetite is sure to be satisfied.
March 24, 2011
If you’ve already tried our ceviche and loved it, consider ordering Choros a la Chalaca the next time you visit us. These mussels on the half shell are topped with diced tomatoes and onions in a lime dressing, giving them a similar appeal as ceviche. The fresh taste of citrus and fresh seafood is a combination Peru is now famous for. Cevicherias are opening up across America, and in other countries across the globe, featuring this delicious dish that originated in Peru. At Fiesta Limena, we offer three kinds of Ceviche. Choose from fresh fish, shrimp, or mixed seafood. At Fiesta Limena, we serve fresh, homestyle food that you would find on dinner tables in Peru. We’re committed to educating the CT community about Peruvian food, and we invite those who have never tried it to visit our Norwalk CT Restaurant.
February 26, 2011
One of our specials is Choclo con Queso, a dish not many Americans are familiar with. It is Peruvian corn on the cob, made with authentic giant Andean corn, paired with fresh cheese, or “queso.” The authentic “choclo,” or giant corn, is what makes this dish a traditional Peruvian treat. Just like Papa a la Huancaina, it is great as an appetizer or as a side with your meal. It’s not always available, but we list it in our daily specials on Twitter when we have it. Follow www.twitter.com/fiestaperufood for daily updates and info about our Norwalk CT Restaurant. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can always visit our Twitter page to see what we’re writing about.
June 19, 2010
Peru exported over $500,000 worth of Pisco between January and April of 2010, which is a 101% increase over the numbers from this time last year. Peru’s favorite liquor is becoming more popular around the world, with bars in major cities offering many variations of Pisco cocktails. Of course, the most popular is still the Pisco Sour, which is the national drink of Peru. At Fiesta Limena, we offer Pisco Sours along with several other Pisco Specialty Drinks. The Peru Libre is a classic mixture of Pisco and Coca Cola. The Primavera is a tropical combination of juices and Pisco. The Pisco Limon features Pisco on ice with fresh limes and a hint of sugar. There are so many ways to enjoy Peruvian Pisco – try a new one each time you visit our Norwalk CT restaurant!
June 18, 2010
Two nights ago, the district of Miraflores, an upscale section of Lima, was buzzing with excitement about Peru’s national dish – Ceviche. A Ceviche Festival took place, encouraging both locals and tourists to try many samples of Peruvian seafood. The organizers’ goal was to promote Ceviche as a great dinner option, since many Peruvians eat it during the day. Of course, at Fiesta Limena, we’ve always known that Ceviche is delicious day or night! It’s the perfect way to end a warm summer’s day – light, healthy, and delicious. Not to mention fresh and tasty! Try it at our Norwalk CT restaurant and you’ll see why Peruvians are so proud of this dish.
January 27, 2010
If you have never tried Peruvian food, you may be curious as to what it is like. Often, the only South American food many people have tried is Mexican, so they wonder whether Peruvian might be similar. The answer is that Peruvian food has been influenced by other cultures, but is ultimately its own specific cuisine. It is not similar to Mexican food – many popular Peruvian dishes are actually influenced by Chinese and Japanese food, and others have European influences. This is due to Peru’s interesting history, which involved many immigrants who contributed to the local cuisine. One must experience this diverse cuisine to understand how it evolved over time, and to see what authentic Peruvian food truly is. At Fiesta Limena, our Norwalk CT restaurant, we serve authentic homestyle Peruvian food to people who have been eating it their whole lives, and those who are trying it for the first time. With many regular customers, we are proud to serve this special cuisine and to share it with those who are just learning about it.
December 22, 2009
Christmas is just a few days away, and everyone is trying to finish decorating, shopping, wrapping and cleaning. Who has time to cook during a week like this, especially when there is Christmas baking and special meals to prepare in advance. For the best takeout in Norwalk CT, try Pollo a la Brasa from Fiesta Limena. Mouthwatering chicken, crispy french fries and fluffy white rice make a hearty meal, and at $7, the price can’t be beat. Our customers know it is one of the best deals in Connecticut. Call in your lunch or dinner takeout order, and it will be ready when you get here.
December 21, 2009
When people try Peruvian food for the first time, many of them are curious about why many dishes are served with both white rice and french fries. They often wonder whether it is a choice by the chef at the particular restaurant they are trying. However, eating dishes such as Lomo Saltado with rice and fries is an authentic Peruvian tradition. Lomo Saltado would not be Lomo Saltado without both the rice and the french fries that come with it. Potatoes have been a main staple of the Peruvian diet for centuries – thousands of different types of potatoes are native to Peru. Rice has also been an important part of Peruvian cuisine, especially since an increasing number of Asian immigrants influenced Peruvian cuisine in the 18th century. With potatoes, rice, and tender meat or fish, Peruvian cuisine is filled with tempting comfort foods. Lomo Saltado is the most popular meat dish at our Norwalk CT restaurant.