7x7 | Limón RotisserieSaturday, July 30, 2011
To end my Seven 7×7 Restaurants in Seven Days series, I present to you, Limón Rotisserie. Before my friends and I headed off to our Cougar Party, a large group of us came to have Peruvian Tapas at Limón Rotisserie in the Mission District. Tapas are great for groups, I love being able to order a little bit of everything and share with friends!
First, we ordered a few pitchers of Sangria. Definitely a must. See, I was so busy enjoying it that I didn't even take pictures ;).
Cold Small Plates
Ceviche Mixto | Fish, Calamari & Tiger Shrimp, made in a Leche de Tigre "Milk of the Tiger", a Citrus Based Marinade.
Tartara de Tuna | Ahi Tuna Tartare with Roasted Peppers, Pine Nuts, Rocoto & Sesame Seed Oil
Small Hot Plates
Lomo Saltado | Traditional Peruvian Dish of Stir-Fried Sirloin Strips, Onions, Tomato & Soy Sauce, Served with Fries
I loved the gravy on the fries, paired with the sirloin, it was distinctly Peruvian. A must have for me.
Veggie Empanadas | Crispy Pastry Dough filled with Mushroom, Spinach, Choclo and Mascarpone Cheese
Costillas Nikkei | Saint Louis Style Pork Ribs with Spicy Sesame Seed/Soy Sauce Glaze and Cole Slaw
Jalea | Mixture of Crispy Seafood, Yucca & Salsa Criolla served with Huacatay Tartar Sauce
At first I thought it was only calamari, but I was pleasantly surprised by the mixture of seafood. Perfectly fried, not too heavy on the batter and not greasy.
Seco de Costillas | Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Huacatay & Cilantro, served with Potatoes, Carrots & English Peas
Pollo a la Brasa | Rotisserie Chicken served with Roccoto, Aji Amarillo and Chimichurri Sauce
We came here for the Rotisserie Chicken, and it was definitely tender and juicy, with crispy skin. Dip that in some Chimichurri and their other two mayo-based sauces, it's golden and definitely is worth being featured on the 7x7 list.
Come to Limón Rotisserie if you've never been, make sure to bring friends so you can try more tapas and share pitchers of Sangria!
1001 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110