When the very cool CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High and her daughter, TC (who is really cute), met up with me for lunch recently, we were going to go to a Caribbean place near me but it turns out that it had closed a couple of months earlier. Boo. So she suggested Nazca Grill (she’s been there before) since I’ve never had Peruvian food. CC said she really likes the food here so that was good enough for me. I’ve also read about this place before from Kirk of mmm-yoso (here and here). Since CC has already posted about our visit here, I’ll keep my commentary to a minimum.
TC and I started off with Inca Kolas. This was the first time I’ve had one. I liked the fruity flavor. I recently saw it advertised in my Marukai flyer, think I’ll pick some up next time I’m there.
All of our dishes so nicely placed by CC for a nice photo shot.
Let’s take a look at the dishes more closely. Here’s TC’s Tallarin Saltado de Pollo. She was kind enough to share this with me. It was so delicious. The chicken was very tender, noodles cooked perfectly and the sauce was to die for.
CC’s Polla a la parilla con Tallarin verde. At first I thought it was a piece of fish but it’s chicken breast. CC also shared her dish with me and I enjoyed the noodles and sauce the most. It looked like pesto but didn’t taste like pesto.
I had the Lomo Fina Nazca. I really enjoyed this dish. I probably could have done without the fries since there was so much rice. The beef was tender and I loved the bell peppers and onions. I ended up taking some of this home to snack on later.
I enjoyed our meal so much that I tried to take the Mister there for lunch later that week. But I didn’t realize they were closed on Sundays so we had to go to Plan B. So we’re going to try to go back this weekend (aka, Saturday!). As with all great meals, it’s not complete without some kind of dessert, right? Stay tuned for that and thanks for the great lunch CC and TC!
4310 Genesee Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Sundays: Closed