A World of Flavor
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 12:02
Panas Gourmet Empanadas | 2029 P St. NW
If you find yourself in Dupont Circle looking for some cheap and delicious eats, Panas should be at the top of your list. One of a few local options for delicious empanadas, these are not only the most authentic, but also among the least expensive. Coming in at around $2 a pop, there are a variety of fillings to suit any mood, ranging from the more traditional, like pork and chipotle steak, to the more adventurous, like the eggplant and mozzarella. While the sauces and guacamole that are served on the side can be easy to forget, they are just as tasty and help temper the dryness of the dumplings. The service is fast and friendly and will have you coming back for more.
Las Canteras | 2307 18th St. NW
Peruvian food may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Latin American cuisine, but Las Canteras should help you open your mind to this cuisine. Voted Best Latin Restaurant by the Washington City Paper in 2011 and 2012, the restaurant is located in Adams Morgan and has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with fast and friendly service.
Highlights of the menu include the Duo de Cebiches, Papas Rellenas and Lomo Saltado. Also make sure to give the cocktail menu a glance — the pisco sour is its most popular cocktail has earned rave reviews across the board.