Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Machu Picchu

           Machu Picchu is a tiny authentic Peruvian restaurant in Somerville's Union Square. I went a long time ago and loved it, but for some reason never made it back until recently.

           I went in for lunch with a friend last week, and we shared a couple of dishes so that we could try more. We started with the tamal, a homemade tamale stuffed with pork and wrapped in a banana leaf. It was garnished with red onions and two types of hot sauce. The pork was delicious; extremely tender and flavorful.

           For our main course we shared a half chicken with tacu tacu (beans and rice) and fried yuca. The chicken was slow cooked in a blend of Peruvian spices, had a nice crisp skin, and and incredibly juicy. The tacu tacu also had great flavor; I was surprised by how much I enjoyed a simple side of beans and rice.

           Overall the meal was excellent, and extremely affordable. We took quite a bit of chicken home, so at a total of around $25 this worked out to be three full meals. I would definitely come back.

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