For our first lunch in Peru, we decided to walk to El Veridico De Fidel using Google Maps. The restaurant was only half a mile from our hotel so we decided to walk there. This was the first time I am using Verizon’s new international data and call plan for $10.00 per day. The signal was great and I was getting LTE. After a short walk following directions from my iPhone, we arrived at El Veridico De Fidel restaurant.
We were greeted by the security guard who was keeping an eye out in the small parking lot, and promptly seated by the hostess once we were inside the restaurant. I’m not really sure how to describe the main dining room, but I would call it a covered large atrium in a small single story converted home. I’ll let the picture above do the explaining.
It did not take long before cancha nuts were brought to our table. I already knew what I wanted to order since I had read the reviews on the web before deciding to eat here. When our server arrived, I ordered the Leche De Tigre, 4 types of ceviche combo, and their arroz con mariscos. Soon after ordering, the famous Peruvian Aji sauce along with what looked like tarter sauce were delivered to our table.
The Leche De Tigre arrived first, followed by the ceviche combo, and finally the arroz con mariscos. Leche De Tigre, which means Tigers Milk, was sour from the lime as expected and after adding a little bit of the aji chili sauce, gave it an extra kick that I really like. The mixed ceviche combo was quite pretty to look at and also tasted fresh and delicious. And finally the arroz con mariscos, which translates into rice with seafood, was ok but I really did not care for the parmesan cheese that was grated on top. Arroz con mariscos are generally paella like but the cheese on top gave it a different profile which I was not too fond of.
If your in Miraflores, definitely try El Veridico De Fidel if you like seafood. My number 1 favorite dish out of the 3 we ordered was the ceviche combo, which allowed us to sample different types of Peru’s famous ceviche without having to order 4 separate dishes. Finally the price by American standards, was really reasonable for all the seafood we ate. Not sure how Peruvians would compare the price, but I am strictly comparing the price to how much 3 seafood dishes of similar type and quantity would cost in the US. Just the amount of sea urchin, which I enjoy, in the ceviche would cost a fortune here in the USA at any sushi bar.