Many thanks to @gudgud for their recent mention of Peru’s Taste. Was in that part of the Valley to pick up a travel clock from Craigslist (and ended up seeing the seller’s restored Ford Model A [!!!], which was AMAZING) and decided to stop by Peru’s Taste. They’re no longer doing outdoor dining (they are doing indoor) but allow you to use their outdoor tables to eat your takeaway. Arroz con mariscos, ceviche carretillero, and ají de gallina. All just delicious. The orange sauce, in partcular, is like like chile crack.
The ají de gallina is creamy and comforting, but perhaps not a great match for today’s relative (weather) warmth. I ordered a fish + mixed seafood for the ceviche carretillero, but the fish chunks were so tender that I think getting all fish is the way to go. Wonderfully lemon-y, and who knew sweet potato + lemon would go so well together??? (I am normally not a sweet potato fan) The fried or roasted corn is a bit odd. Nicely crisp on the first bite, but then you just get starch. The arroz portion is sizable, and, literally, very heavy (as in, I almost dropped the box when pulling it out of the bag).
Special occasion homemade ragù (from Epicurious) and pappardelle from Epicurus. Partner added more veal than the recipe calls for, and put the soffritto through a blender. Yum.