{sf} la fina’s peruvian

February 10, 2018

Peruvian food is pretty popular right now in San Francisco. There seem to be Peruvian restaurants popping up all the time. For me, that’s great since I certainly enjoyed Peruvian food while I was visiting Peru (a decade ago … I really need to plan another trip there!). While my friend from college was in town, we decided to grab some lunch at one of these Peruvian wonders. When we first got there, we were actually debating if we should walk in since there didn’t appear to be anyone inside. I’m glad we decided to though because the food turned out to be great and multiple groups walked in soon after us.

Despite all the many options on the menu, it was pretty funny that in the end we all ended up having essentially the same dish with a different protein: traditional lomo (beef), pescado (fish), and mariscos (seafood). Yum!


Bread and sauces

Sangria – cheers!

Pescado Saltado

Lomo Saltado

Mariscos Saltados


Do you love fried chicken? I do! So when I found out that there was a place that served up a particularly delicious fried chicken sandwich, I just knew I had to make it over to the Lower Nob Hill neighborhood to give the sandwich a try.

Rove Kitchen‘s chef and owner are the same person. And like many chef/owner/same person places, their menu changes regularly so there isn’t actually a perfectly set menu. You never really know what you might get a chance to try when you’re there. I’m guessing, though, that the fried chicken sandwich is almost always on the menu though because that’s what’s made them famous! The thing was so dripping with flavor I couldn’t even pick it up to bite into and ended up eating my sandwich with a knife and fork. Nevertheless, it was totally worth it!


Fancy salad

Grilled Cheese

Fried Chicken Sandwich