Cuisine:            Peruvian
Address:
          1314 NW Glisan St
Location:          Downtown/The Pearl/NW Portland
Phone:             503/228-9535
Website:          www.andinarestaurant.com
Prices:             Small plates $6.50-$15; main courses $16-$29
Hours:
              Mon-Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm (tapas until 11pm);
                          Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-10:30pm (tapas until midnight);
                          Sun 5-9:30pm (tapas    until 11pm)
Credit Cards: AE, DISC, MC, V

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At andina, we are proud to feature a native Peruvian cooking staff representing both the traditional culinary styles and their latest incarnation in the ‘Novoandina’ cuisine. The Peruvian equivalent of our own Northwest Regional cuisine, Novoandina aspires to revive native, pre-colonial ingredients and techniques and incorporate them into a modern presentation beholden to the highest international standards. Whereas traditional Peruvian cooking has largely been an oral tradition, albeit an extremely elaborate one, the Novoandina school embraces the rigors of formal culinary training and standardization in order to preserve but also extend and elaborate upon the wealth of Peruvian food history.

We are sure that our unique combination of Peruvian home cooking and haute cuisine will appeal to a broad range of palates and leave plenty of room for continued exploration. Depending upon your mood and the particular social occasion, our restaurant allows you to choose between our formal dining area and our more casual "Bar Mestizo," renovated in the early months of 2005, and highlighting a raw-bar of local and imported delicacies, and an inspired cocktail list of local renown. Nightly, Bar Mestizo hosts live-music performances by celebrated and rising local musicians.