El Antojito de la Selva
Magdalena del Mar, Lima, Peru
El Antojito de la Selva Lima Reviews
A small whim from the rainforest at "El Antojito de la Selva" Oct 09, 2009
As it name suggests, this place is about rainforest cuisine. The rainforest cuisine is not as popular as the other Peruvian regional ones, yet. They have so many different and interesting ingredients, that I have no doubts they will get more popular day by day and you can notice it, when you find more restaurants about it.
But before the restaurants, there were the market stalls and since Magdalena is one of the biggest open markets it wasn't a surprise to find a great stall / restaurant.
Inside the market, there's an area about rainforest products and some stalls about their food, but this one might be the busiest and looks the best too. You have a couple of benches next to the stall, but also they have open a small eatery with some tables and covered the walls with pics from the rainforest food and landscapes.
The menu is just about rainforest food, but you won't find a regular menu. I mean, you just have to look at the pictures on the wall and ask the owner if they have it.
At the stall you will see all the products for sale and they cook also in front of you. Although it's inside the market, everything is very clean and you don't have to worry about eating here.
The food they offer is from the rainforest, you can find typical drinks there too. Portions are large and the prices are very cheap. We weren't supposed to eat here but couldn't resist the "yuca rellena" (stuffed yuca) that was staring at us, hahaha.
It was delicious and fluffy. The stuffing was very tasty too. Also they have the traditional aji "spicy dip" which was very good too.
Another thing that I liked very much and made me decide to stay here was the owner. She was really friendly and when we were looking at the yuca, she convinced us to take a sit and try it but she wasn't pushy.
If you are in Magdalena and look for Rainforest food, or maybe you aren't even in the area, I highly recommend you this place.
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