Pleasing both locals and food critics alike, Francesco has gained a reputation for having an eclectic menu of Peruvian ceviches and entrees. Seafood ... More
Pleasing both locals and food critics alike, Francesco has gained a reputation for having an eclectic menu of Peruvian ceviches and entrees. Seafood is their specialty, and choices include Malbec Lobster, Squid Ink Risotto with Shrimp on Aji Amarillo Sauce and Tuna con Picante de Camarones, along with many others. The ambiance is a wonderful blend of both cozy bistro and upscale restaurant. There is a full wine menu to complement your meal as well as an assortment of beers. For a change, try one of their Peruvian brews such as Cristal, Cuzquena or Pilsen. If you're looking to impress, this is the perfect spot to have a date or a business meeting; it's intimate, quiet, and inviting. Smart-casual is the general attire, but go as you see fit.
Be forewarned: new heights in bad service are attained here. Our waitress served tables and took orders while chatting on her cell phone. Entrees and appetizers arrived randomly. Plates thudded to the table as if a llama had served them. The problem seems to be inexperience.
Some seafood dishes were disappointing. Sudado de pescado (steamed fish, $11) was so tough and dry I'd swear my high school cafeteria chef was involved. Pescado a lo macho (fried flounder) was smothered with mixed seafood in a flat, salty tomato gravy, simply awful.
I would not go back nor recommend Francesco to anyone!
It has the best gourmet peruvian dishes. The food is a plus and the people is really nice and kind, you feel like you are in Peru. Try the dessers with lucuma or suspiro a la limena god those are so good.....