Restaurant: Lola’s Peruvian Restaurant
Location: 2610, 230 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203. (818) 956-5888
Date: July 18, 2019
Rating: Excellent Old School Peruvian
Seb and I and another friend were wandering around Glendale for lunch and ended up at Lola’s Peruvian after I rejected a couple unappealing chain-type restaurants.
This is an old school, classic Peruvian place.
Delicias Del Mar. Ceviche, tiradito, yellow and red chili peppers, mussels, fried calamari, fried yucca, peruvian corn (choclo), toasted corn (cancha).
Saltado de Vegetales. Vegetables stir fries, onion, tomatoes, soy sauce over French fries. Served with rice.
Pescado Sudado – PeruvianSteam Fish. Juicy sole steamed fish, sauce of onion and tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes. Served with side of rice.
Roast pork. Very tender and great with the sauces — needs them though to give it some more complex flavor.
Arroz con Mariscos – Seafood Rice. Considered to be an adaptation of spanish paella with shrimp, octopus, squid and mussels.
Lola’s isn’t a fancy place, but it is tasty and if you want to experience that sort of classic, heavily Spanish influenced type of Peruvian, quite good. Now this is very different from the more modern Picca style of Peruvian with its strong Japanese and Chinese influences, and is more typical of South American food in general before the modern culinary revolution, but this is well made traditional food with plenty of flavor.