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Las Brasas Restaurant & Bar

614 Church St. (Commerce Dr.) Send to Phone
MARTA: Decatur Station
Well-prepared simple fare gets a lift with Peruvian regional seasonings and cooking methods.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Las Brasas Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: Fabrics in bright colors adorning the ceilings and walls, generously spaced tables and the bar set the stage for a menu of grilled Peruvian-style food. "Anticuchos" skewers of heart and duck take a page from Peruvian street fare. Cebiche marinates fresh fish in a variety of citrus juices and native chilies (ajíes) and choclo (corn). And while other dishes (a beef stew among them) are available, the rotisserie half chicken grilled over wood is the crown jewel. Don’t miss the accompanying sauce, based on a variety of Peruvian herbs and seasonings. Get a side of papas huancainas, sliced Yukon Gold potatoes served cold with a quail egg in a spicy cheese sauce. Purple potatoes, which are close to the Peruvian original, accompany some items; beans are served with a dab of house-made pico de gallo on top. For dessert, try the unusual flan made from quinoa. Expect a few South American wines, mostly Chilean, and good beers, including local quaffs. For lunch, the rotisserie chicken winds up in salads, wraps and sandwiches. Arrive early for dinner (the place opens at 4:30 p.m.) so you don't have to jockey for one of the few parking spots, although the adjacent fast food operation has graciously opened its lot to Las Brasas customers.


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