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The Seco de Pollo (aka chicken stew) at Mi Comida.
4221 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053
Closed Mondays, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sundays.
I recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. and ordered take-out roasted chicken with a spicy Aji Verde sauce from a hole-in-the-wall Peruvian restaurant. I've been pining for more Peruvian food ever since.
Upon returning at home, I did some searching and found more South American restaurants than I had anticipated. El Chullo recently opened near Central Phoenix and there are a bunch of places peppered throughout the East Valley.
I decided to head West to Mi Comida Restaurante Latino, a small 6-8 table restaurant in a strip mall just East of 43rd Avenue on Bell serving mostly Peruvian and Ecuadorian fare, but also items from Bolivia and Venezuela.
Mi Comida Restaurante Latino serves homestyle Peruvian, Ecuadorian and other Latin American fare.
The Arepa con Queso (left) and Empanada con Puerco.
The Ecuadorian Churrasco.
The Seco de Pollo ($7.39) is a chicken stew served with yellow rice and roasted plantains. The meat was a little tough, but the sauce had great flavor and I'm a sucker for anything paired with a sweet plantain.
The menu is vast. We'll head back to try the tamales or one of the many fish entrees (grilled, fried or wrapped in banana leaves). I was also intrigued by the Sanduche de Puerco (Pork Sandwich) served with yuca fries.
Mi Comida has a high chair and there are plenty of menu items that are child-friendly (see the fluffy grilled cheese above).
Mi Comida Restaurante Latino: A Taste of Peru and Ecuador in West Phoenix
May 30, 2014 | 9:00am|