Friday, February 11, 2011

Rate-A-Restaurant #239: Lola's Peruvian

Restaurant: Lola's Peruvian

Location: 230 N. Brand (Glendale)

Type of restaurant: Peruvian

We stipulated: We had a Groupon for Lola's Peruvian, and an evening without the older kid (who was having a sleepover at his cousin's house). So Maria and I decided to bring the toddler along and check out the restaurant.

What we ordered:
Jalea de mariscos ($19) Calamari, shrimp, octopus and fish lightly battered and marinated with peruvian spices

Saltados de pollo ($11) Peruvian entree marinated in vinegar and soy sauce, and then stir fried with red onions, tomatoes and served with french fries and white rice.

High point: Even without a Groupon, Lola's is quite a deal. Most entrees are reasonably priced. And although the jalea de mariscos is more expensive, it's worth it.

Low point: Service was slow at times, despite a half-empty restaurant.

Overall impression: Nothing spectacular, but decent Peruvian fare at a good price. And a nice, not too hectic Friday night vibe.

Chance we'll go back: I can see us returning when we're looking for a dinner close to Franklin Avenue HQ.

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