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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Amazon Restaurant Review: Zoila Garcia has reached beyond the confines of her successful Machu Picchu to this more generous space, giving her the kitchen room to explore more dishes from her native Peru. Don't bother her with requests for chips and salsa; that's not this cuisine. Instead, classic Peruvian ceviches, plenty for two as an appetizer, make the best starters, although she also does the authentic anticuchos (skewers) with beef heart. The details include authentic Peruvian choclo or corn, some of which is served fried along with chifles or fried slices of plantain as a greeting presentation. We very much liked the seco de carne, stewed beef with cilantro sauce, rice and well-flavored mashed pinto beans. Picante de camarones, shrimp in a mildly spiced sauce with a half potato, is light but bursting with flavor. For dessert, if you're up to authenticity, try the purple corn pudding, which has to be warm in order to be liquid enough to eat comfortably. This one is for the adventurous only. Leche asada will supply comfort and flavor for anyone seeking more familiar fare; it's an egg-and-milk custard baked in a shallow dish, very flan-like. We wish this wine list were better, but meanwhile enjoy Peruvian beer with these dishes.