So that does it for my trip to the San Fran area. Thanks for continuing to read the blog and I hope you were able to at least enjoy the photos/stories!
I’m back to living in DC now so in that spirit, here’s a restaurant review of a Peruvian place called La Granja de Oro. You’ll see it because it has a red/brown awning with the words “Rotisserie Chicken” and a wooden (but covered) patio. Here’s their menu:
- Food:I ordered the chorizo sandwich for $5.95 and it was good. I think I got the end piece though of the chorizo so it was a bit tough, but the flavor was good. I also love fried plantains so I ordered a side to try. These were OK, but not great. My favorite are still at Mixtec. They claim to have the best rotisserie chicken, but I think I “OD’ed” on rotisserie for now. I want to go back sometime and try it.
UPDATE 10/2008 — I went back for their rotisserie chicken. I’m bitter it took me so long. It’s phenominal. For $6.59, you get a 1/4 piece of chicken (your choice of white or dark meat), salad, and a side of either fries or fried yucca. I went yucca and it was awesome. There’s so much food! The chicken is so moist and flavorful without a lot of grease. They also provide three small sides — one is a salsa verde (hot!), a yogurt-type sauce, and a thicker cream sauce. BTW, their menu says that they marinate their chicken in their own special sauce in a rotisserie “over natural hardwood charcoal, makingit moist yet practically greaseless.” You have to try this chicken…and yes, they are the best!
- Service: It was fine.
- Atmosphere: I don’t think the restaurant could be more casual if it tried. You walk in and order at the register then you pick it up on the side. I think of it as a Peruvian fast food restaurant.
- Attire: Casual
- Price: $
- Overall: Once I’m over chicken, I’m looking forward to trying their rotisserie. I have a feeling it’s spectacular.
- Reservations are not accepted.
- Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM daily
- Address: 1832 Columbia Road NW; Washington, DC 20009
- Ph: 202-232-8888/89