We live in the area and have been to Tito’s Peruvian several times. Recently we discovered that they also do take-away and given that today was London’s first severe winter snow, we decided to treat ourselves to some Peruvian take-away.
Since last year London has been experiencing a Peruvian cuisine revolution with the high profile opening of the critically acclaimed Ceviche and Lima (see our review of Lima). This year the Peruvian revolution is set to continue with the arrival of Coya. However, Londoners hungry for some Peruvian Ceviche have had an option to go to Tito’s Peruvian for many years before the London Peruvian revolution had started.
Tito’s Peruvian is low-key restaurant mins away from London Bridge tube station and Borough Market. The restaurant offers a completely different dining experience than for instance the up-scale Lima or Coya. Tito’s Peruvian is all about good price-quality and simple, no-frills restaurant catering to the local Peruvian contingency in London. And it is the popularity among the local Peruvian contingency that is a sign of it’s authenticity in cooking and ambience (almost every we visited the place there were Peruvians at many of the other tables).
We ordered the following dishes from Tito’s Peruvian:
- Chupe de Camarones: fish soup with king prawns, rice, milk and egg (8/10)
- Ceviche: raw cod, marinated in lemon juice red onions and fresh chilli (8.5/10)
- Ceviche Mixto: raw cod, mussels, squid and prawns, marinated in lemon juice, red onions and fresh chilli, served with sweet potato (8/10)
- Empanadas Latinas: Deep-fried meat pasty served with chilli sauce (7/10)
- Tamal: Peruvian white corn, boiled and mixed with sun-dried Peruvian Panca Chilli (Both imported from Peru), then filled with a piece of Pork or Chicken, piece of boil egg, olive and peanut. Wrapped in banana leaves and steamed (6.5/10)
The bill came at Tito’s Peruvian came to £40, which is very fair given the level of cooking and quality of ingredients used. For those looking for some proper ceviche at a very reasonable cost by London standards, this is the place to go.
Overall rating for Tito’s Peruvian: 7.5/10
(Overall rating is based on personal taste and price)