To say that Somos Peru just serves Peruvian food is sort of true, but also sort of misleading, as Peruvian cuisine actually encompasses techniques and flavors from the world over. So maybe just stop being a typical imperialist American who thinks they know everything, and go check it out, ok?
The colorful Somos looks like a mash-up between a South American beach bar and a patchwork hot air balloon, with soccer jerseys and soccer-playing flatscreens setting the scene for a menu that aims to capture Peru's diverse geographical and cultural spectrum, which results from major waves of Italian, Chinese, and Japanese immigrants. Apps start with street food-inspired, thin-sliced, pan-fried wienies served with fries and mayo, and then there're Frankenstein-y entrees like spaghetti and steak topped with yellow pepper sauce, or more straight-up Latin dishes like a plate of pan-fried steak, eggs, and plantains called "Tacu Tacu", which cruelly doesn't even contain one taco, much less two. Peru's apparently near some large body of water, because the menu's stocked with seafood like a mix of deep-fried fish topped with salsa criolla in lime juice (with fried cassava), a seafood stir-fry over linguini, and a bevy of ceviches that they call "cebiches".
They'll also sling a host of Peruvian beers (Cusquena, Cristal) & wines, and once they get their full liquor license in June, a heft of cocktails made from pisco, so you should probably be a typical imperialist American and try to take over this bar immediately.
Published: June 25, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
6009 Nicollet Ave S
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