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Picca

9575 W. Pico Blvd. (Beverly Dr.) Send to Phone
310-277-0133 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chef Ricardo Zarate guides this flavorful Peruvian culinary journey.
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Picca Restaurant Review

: The Peruvian cuisine of chef Ricardo Zarate is quite creative --- and we like that. The bar rimming the open kitchen is nicknamed the “ceviche bar,” therefore the Japanese chef in charge of the raw fish is not called a sushi chef but a ceviche chef. As there are over 45 dishes on the menu, ranging from $5 to $17, your choices are ample, and all are flavorful. Start with stuffed potato with slow-cooked beef, boiled egg and rocoto aïoli, or the delicious scallops served in their shell with Parmesan, spinach and lemon sauce dressing. Move on to the “ceviche crocante” made with halibut, leche de tigre, and crispy calamari. Since Peruvian cuisine may have Japanese influences, you will indeed find sushi, with the usual spicy yellowtail or scallops --- even a version with chicken. From the robata grill, order the beef filet skewers served with sea urchin butter. But we aren’t done yet. Did we mention the Peruvian paella, crispy pork ribs crostini, or the duck leg confit in a black beer sauce atop cilantro rice? Don't leave before enjoying the churros. There’s a short wine list, but we highly recommend the cocktails prepared with pisco, the national alcohol of Peru. Considering the quality of the food and its price, Picca is always packed, so be sure to reserve.

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by kiernan7 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:21 pm
 
I've eaten here before and the food is good. Not transcendent, but good. But this Saturday night we had one of the most disagreeable eating (or NOT eating) experiences I've ever had in L.A. at Picca. We had reservations for 6:15 on Saturday night. We arrived early (a few minutes), and the restaurant was WELL less than half full. We were then shown upstairs to a bar-type table all by ourselves. We complained that we wanted to sit on the main floor. The girl said "I'm sorry, these are the only tables we have." I pointed to MANY of the ones downstairs. "Those are all for parties of four," she replied. I pointed out that ALL of the four-tops were two-tops pushed together. I asked to see the manager. Had they made the slightest attempt to be conciliatory (even if they didn't honor our request), I would have stayed. But both the girl and ESPECIALLY the manager (working at 6:15 on April 28, 2012) were incredibly rude. We were not in any way loud or obnoxious about it, simply insistent. We were well dressed and were returning customers. It didn't matter.
 
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