Andina is a picanteria and pisco bar in Shoreditch focusing on smaller sharing plates with a Peruvian influence.
The menu is extensive with nibbles, ceviche, grills, street food and classic dishes. Between three of us, we chose the thick cut chips with cheesy amarillo chilli sauce, deep fried baby prawns with garlic sauce and yellow fin tuna ceviche to begin with:
Next and on to my favourite part – the meat. We had three fantastic dishes:
Bistec Escabechado: marinated grilled fillet steak, red onion, amarillo chilli, choclo corn purée
Pato Sampa: marinated duck breast, sweet potato purée, black quinoa sauce
Chancho con Mani: crispy pork belly, coriander and choclo corn purée, peanut amarillo chilli sauce
The duck was especially flavoursome. My only complaint is that I wish the dishes were bigger. Depending on how much you want to order, the prices can add up – the ceviche dishes are, on average, £10 and the grill dishes are around £11-13.
To finish off, we went for the fried picarones doughnuts with pumpkin, purple maize syrup and chocolate fudge to share.
Nice evening and atmosphere but just watch the prices of the small dishes add up.