$10 Lunch: La Granja
What you get: A $3.50 lunch special offers a quarter roasted
chicken with fried plantains, yellow rice, and rich black beans. Tack
on a soda (an Inca Cola is perfect) for just $1 more. Steak palomilla
and thin, grilled chicken breast topped with onions are both under $10
We tried: The marinated, open flame grilled chicken is succulent
with crisp, flavorful skin. It's best when dipped into one of La
Granja's many Peruvian sauces, like green garlic sauce or a spicy red
one made with rocoto peppers. The
rice and beans are excellent, but some La Granjas will let you sub the
sides out for thick wedges of fried yucca or even salad. Everything
tastes fresh and homemade despite La Granja's being a chain.
Most La Granjas have a basket by the counter with alfajores, a dry
Peruvian cookie filled with dulce de leche. They usually cost $1.50 and
are well worth it -- just make sure you have a drink handy.
Click here to find various locations across South Florida.
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