27 February 2015

Don Andres Peruvian Kitchen: Affordable Peruvian Cuisine in Quezon City

Latin American cuisine has been making headlines for quite a time now. El Chupacabra, Señor Pollo and the likes are getting their own spotlight in the vast restaurant biz. Early January, we tried something that I have seen on Instagram and the experience has made all of us very happy diners.

Say hello to Don Andres Peruvian Kitchen! This simple and modern restaurant serve authentic Peruvian cuisine and this is the first time that I have tried it. I remember thinking that if it's as good as Señor Pollo then it will be very good.
The interiors. Quite colorful. 
Cancha. Free appetizer.
This is Cancha, per Don Andres' FB page, this is a popular snack in Peru and Ecuador, is made with a special type of large-kerneled corn called maíz chulpe or maíz cancha chulpe. The dried kernels are tossed with oil and toasted in a hot skillet until they are browned and puffed.
Ceviche Mixto (Php 280)
Marinated seafood in citrus juice and red chili sauce. Very sour but I liked the texture of the seafoods that were on it. 
Pollo Ala Brasa or the Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken (Php 165)
Very affordable and very big cut of the chicken! 
We all ordered this. 1/4 in size each only since this comes with some vegetable salad and choice of either plain rice or fries. For the price of Php165, this much is a steal already because the size of the chicken pretty much compensates for it. The roasted chicken was so tender, juicy and cooked well. And so flavorful. So delicious! And they have 3 dip served with the chicken--Chimichurri, spicy orange mayo and Aji-green sauce. 
The sauces.
Pie de Limon (Php 120)
This is the Peruvian-style of key lime pie. Perfect blend of sweet and sour and refreshing to your taste buds. Very light yet packed with mixture of flavors. 
Tres Leches (Php 145)
Sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk and topped with cream. Very light also and the milk mixture surrounding the cake was thin and not too sweet. Like evaporated milk yet lighter. 2 thumbs up for this! I could eat a whole pie because it feels very light when you eat it.

They just opened late last year and when I passed by this place that time, I thought it was a bar or something. I was so wrong. Don Andres offers authentic Peruvian style of cooking and their superb food are a must try. Remember this, their Pollo ala Brasa is a must-try!

We met the owner on a separate occasion and she was very nice and accommodating and listened to our feedback. The ambiance of the place is cozy and comfy and the service was great. Hope they be consistent about this.

Recommended this already to several people and they were happy with their visit. Happy to be of help. =)

Will come back again! That chicken made me crave for it at this very moment.



#26 Courtyard Building 
Sgt. Esguerra Ave. South Triangle
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. #: (02) 364-4145
FB: Don Andres Peruvian Kitchen


  1. I haven't explored much of Latin American cuisine, but this really tickled my interest! Love how affordable the pricing is and their desserts seem right up my alley! :D Will definitely be checking out Don Andres when I find myself in the area!

    1. Hi Sumi, Latin American cuisine is "in" nowadays and this place will definitely give you a great experience =)

  2. I don't think I've had enough Latin American cuisine in my life, so it's nice to see a 'peek' of it through your post! Great work; this really makes me miss the restaurants back in Manila.

  3. Brasas Latin American street food was actually the one who started it all back in 2012


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