Picca Cantina | Los Angeles

During Dine L.A., my good friend and I decided to brave the rush hour traffic on a Friday night to eat Peruvian cuisine at Picca Cantina. I originally made reservations for 8 pm, but as we were stuck in traffic we realized we weren’t going to make it. We called the restaurant and were told that they wouldn’t be able to hold our table and that we would have to be on a wait list. Facing the dreaded traffic, being stuck on the 60 freeway for the last half hour, we were determined to make it to Picca despite losing our reservation and eating a late dinner.

Alas, we made it to Picca at 8:15 pm, and the hostess was gracious enough to seat us right away at the bar. It worked out perfectly for us since we enjoyed watching the staff create tasty delights for us. We decided not to order off the Dine L.A. menu, and went with their regular menu instead. Boy were we glad we did! The food is so fresh and delicious!

This is the amazing “arroz con erizo”. It’s a Peruvian paella with mixed seafood in a sea urchin sauce!! I could eat the entire pot!

The cocktail menu. I was being good since I was the driver, I couldn’t have any alcohol. 😛O.M.G….”causa sushi”. We ordered the spicy yellow tail that sits on a bed of….I don’t really know, but it tasted like a potato cake. Soooo amazing. I could eat that all day!“Chef Special”….scallop topped with uni in some sort of flavorful sauce! I wanted to order a second plate! MMMMM…..uni & scallop…a match made in heaven.Lastly, we have the black cod with sweet potato chips! The cod was so tender and juicy. I loved sitting at the bar and watching these artisans make these amazingly beautifully presented dishes! Thank you Picca! 

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