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Pisco Y Nazca: Peruvian Food in DC with a Twist

Alright Nomsters, today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  We recently had the pleasure of getting takeout from Pisco y Nazca, a ceviche gastrobar that offers Peruvian food with a fun, modern twist, and we wanted to tell you all about it!  Think fun beverages, exquisite entrees, and oh so much more.  If you follow @districtdrinks on instagram, you already know we’re big on cocktails, but it was lunchtime, and we didn’t feel like imbibing so next time.  For now, let’s talk food.

Now, we’re no experts when it comes to Peruvian food, but we definitely enjoyed the noms we got to go.  We ordered their chaufa de carne, empanadas mixta, and their antichucho de pollo.  All 3 dishes were tasty, but we definitely had a favorite out of the bunch.

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Their empanadas were so bomb.  If you go, definitely make sure to get one of each – they’re $11 and so worth the money.  They give you one aji de gallina and one carne; the former contained chicken stew and aji amarillo, the latter, skirt steak, tenderloin, onions, soy and oyster sauce.  Both were served with an amazing rocoto aioli that was craaaaaazy delicious.

pisco y nazca empanadas

Next up, their chaufa de carne!  Think of this as a Peruvian fried rice for all intents and purposes.  We went with their beef tenderloin, but other options included stir-fried chicken, mariscos (aka seafood, shrimp + calamari), and mixto, a combination of all the aforementioned ingredients!  Portions are generous, and the dish is jam-packed with a wild array of flavors that you’ll undoubtedly enjoy.  For those of you interested, you also have the option of subbing quinoa for an extra $3.

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pisco y nazca chaufa

And last but not least, their antichucho de pollo: grilled chicken skewers brushed in a beautiful anticuchera sauce, served with a side of ají de la casa.  Available online for pickup as one of their many family meals!  This was probably our least favorite dish of the bunch, but that’s not saying much since it was still solid.  Get 10 pieces for $20, and enjoy it with the chaufa recommended above.

pisco y nazca chicken skewers

Alright Nomsters, we hope you enjoyed our latest post featuring Pisco y Nazca.  Let us know what you thought by leaving us a comment below, and click here to see more yum DC eats.  Located in DuPont Circle at 1823 L Street NW, they’re open Monday through Saturday from 11:30-10PM and Sunday from 11-10PM.  They’re open for dine-in, take out and third-party delivery so make sure you guys indulge.

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