|The magnificent view from Tony Roma's|
Rating Tony Roma's, Lima Peru: BBBBB- (4,64 points)
- Location: BBBBB
- Service: BBBBB
- Interior & atmosphere: BBBB
- Food: BBBB
- Beverage: BBBBB
|Larcomar shopping centre|
Tony Roma's in Lima is located in the impressive Larcomar shopping centre in the Miraflores area in the Perucian capital. Larcomar is built into the cliff overlooking the beach underneath and the waves of the Pacific.
We were seated by the rails outside where we could enjoy the great vista.
|Butter and rocoto sauce|
We experienced excellent and expedient service at Tony Roma's from a professional English speaking staff, made it easy for us to order our food, and it did not take long to be served. We decided to share a plate of assorted appetizer as starter, followed by a pulled pork sandwich.
|Delicious fluffy roll|
|Nachos, onion rings and wings with dip|
We absolutely loved the rocoto sauce at Tony Roma's. It is made from the capsicum pubescens, a species of pepper found primarily in Central and South America. Plants, and especially the fruits, are often referred to as rocoto (Quechua: ruqutu).
The sauce was delicious and very hot, as we experienced, but we could not stay away from that burning sensation.
|Nachos in a separate stand|
|Our pulled pork sandwich looked like a hamburger|
|Tender, but stringy and looked rather unappealing|
|Cusquena served in characteristic glasses|
The appetizers at Tony Roma's were perfect but served in such a quantity that it was nearly too much for two, leaving less space for the main course. In our case, it did us no harm, as the main course gave a disappointment.
We ordered a pulled pork sandwich. I have tasted the deliciously seasoned, mouthwateringly tender, long roasted pork meat in the US, and (obviously for you) loved it.
I have to admit I was a bit disappointed when it arrived at our table. It just looked like a burger served with French fries.
And the taste disappointed as well. It tasted something in between ketchup and barbeque sauce, with a sweet aromas with a hint of caramel.
The pulled pork was tender, but stringy and looked rather unappealing. We were hungry and ate the pulled pork sandwich, but it was a disappointing culinary experience particularly after the excellent appetizer.
At the meal I had my first Cusquena beer, the fresh brew from Cusco served dripping cold in characteristic glasses.
Cusquena is brewed according to the German purity law and dates back to 1911. I loved this beer, refreshing quelling thirst in the heat.
So lunching at Tony Roma's was an excellent experience. Great location, and appetizer, disappointing main course, decent service.
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