The Curious Palate
Don’t fret if your Fall budget doesn’t include an extravagant visit to South America. You can surely swing dinner for two at Mamita on Glendale’s “Auto Row” for a delightful “taste of Peru” at 714 S. Brand Blvd. just above Chevy Chase Drive.
Mamlta serves a full Peruvian menu daily from 11:30 ‘til mid evening and there‘s nothing exotic about the wholesome and appetizing meals. With entrees priced from $10.50 to $14.95 for Vegetales (vegetables), Pollos (poultry) Carnes (Beef), Pescabo (Fish), Mariscos (Seafood), and especially Carnaron (Shrimp). All with tasty side dishes you are in for a treat.
The Palate favors the Combinaciones plates, typically $13.95 for a choice of two entrées with chicken fried rice, onions, and tomatoes.
Portions are generous, the casual setting is brightly lit with colorful travel posters and smiling servers. Who needs an ocean view when we can dine like this with domestic and imported wine or beer as well as soft drinks? To reserve or inquire call (818) 243-5121
Today’s dining out smart clue. Check for daily budget specials at favorite places and plan to take advantage of $$$ savings. And a leftover chop or drumstick is worth taking home for tomorrow’s lunch.