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Casa del Q'ero

815 Birmingham Dr. (Emma Dr.) Send to Phone
Peruvian and South American food in a welcoming, colorful setting.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

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Lunch Tues.-Thurs., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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Casa del Q'ero Restaurant Review

: Finding Casa del Q'ero can be a little tricky, as it's hidden behind a gas station, but it's worth the search for authentic homemade South American food. Owner Monica Szepesy welcomes guests into her restaurant: ceilings are hand-painted with flowers; brightly colored napkins and pretty textiles dress up the long wooden tables; wrought iron chandeliers hang from above. The buzz of happy locals fills the room, thanks to Peruvian ceviche mixto with morsels of sea bass, calamari, bay shrimp and Peruvian “choclo” kernels in lemon juice, or Bolivian salteñas, plump handmade empanadas stuffed with diced potatoes, peas, raisins, spices and ground beef or chicken. The house salad features sautéed Swiss chard with roasted sweet potatoes caramelized in sage butter, and sautéed mushrooms. We like the braised lamb shank accompanied by turmeric basmati rice with dried fruit and Peruvian canary beans --- a wink to the Moorish roots of Peruvian cuisine. Equally enticing is the crispy pork shank confit in a feisty yellow pepper sauce. Don't miss the maduros, caramelized plantains with sour cream and scallions, or the moist tres leches sponge cake with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

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