Lima’s Taste (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Peruvian West Village
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Lima’s Taste (CLOSED)
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Lima's Taste

There’s not much to recommend at this Peruvian addition to a gastronomically challenged West Village block. An offshoot of an East Village spot, the restaurant serves clunky home cooking in a baroque dining room where heavy wood chairs are oddly accented by a flat-screen TV. Painfully slow service adds nothing to dishes that taste like Incan fast food. Appetizers include a long list of ceviches, a Peruvian staple. But the portions here are too large, and those we tried left a funky aftertaste. Main courses fared no better. The escabeche chicken was a pounded breast cooked bone-dry and slathered in cloyingly sweet pepper-vinegar sauce. Sudado, made with a whole mystery fish-of-the-day, is a big tender mess that’s steamed in beer and then showered with tomatoes and onions. The chef seems to think that parsley, generously sprinkled, might save the food. He’s wrong.

 

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Venue name: Lima’s Taste (CLOSED)
Contact:
Address: 122 Christopher St
New York
10009-37
Cross street: at Bedford St
Opening hours: Daily noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq
Price: Average main course: $14. MC, V
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