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De'Liz Rotisserie Peruvian Chicken, reviewed
Bargain eats: Discover a different kind of chicken at De'Liz, which offers a Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken.
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Churrasco is grilled steak topped with fried eggs, served with plantains, rice and fries. A Cantonese-Peruvian hybrid, lomo saltado is beef strips stir-fried with red onions, tomatoes and peppers, topped with batons of sauteed potato and served with rice. (The Chinese came to Peru in the 1800s to build the railroad, bringing with them their stir-frying technique, along with their aromatics.) With its seamless blending of fresh garlic, ginger and cilantro, and soy, vinegar and chilies, lomo saltado has become a legendary fusion dish.
De'Liz doesn't offer much in the way of decoration but a wall-mounted TV, however the restaurant is clean and tidy, and service is prompt and attentive. Owner Cesar provided answers to all our questions, except for a list of ingredients that go into that crazy-good light-green sauce of his--a simply amazing dip for chicken, fries or whatever else you have on hand, such as your fingers!
Cesar later was insistent that we "friend" him on Facebook. I'm not sure how that will help him fill chairs, but instead, we'll offer a shout-out to Peruvian cuisine: It's truly out of this world--especially when it's been perfectly prepared by proudly Peruvian purveyors!
Kurt Rabin: 540/374-5000
What: De'Liz Rotisserie Peruvian Chicken Address: 5051 Jefferson Davis Highway Info: 540/710-5455; de-liz.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday Prices:
Chicken: From $5.95 (quarter chicken with two sides)
Kids' menu: $4.99
Desserts: $1.99-$2.99The Scoop: Family-friendly, good service, good food--and a green sauce to die for! Payment: Major credit cards are accepted.