Qusqo Bistro and Gallery
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Located in Los Angeles, Qusqo Bistro and Gallery provides unique and healthy Peruvian fare. Starters such as the vegan soup of the day, choros a la chalaca, steamed mussels in lemon juice and papa a la Huancaina, which is sliced potatoes topped with cheese, are made with fresh ingredients. A popular Peruvian dish, saltado, sauteed meats and vegetables served over seasoned rice, is excellently spiced and hearty. Seafood options at Qusqo, such as paella and pescado a lo macho, cod topped with scallops, shrimp and calamari in a tomato-based sauce and rice, are rich and satisfying. Decadent desserts include warm rice pudding, as well as alfajor, a homemade cookie filled with dulce de leche.
Though steeped in culinary tradition, Qusqo is also proud to serve delicious food that is mindful of the modern diner and approved by dietitians.
I went there with my date. We ordered a grilled vegetable plate and my favorite the stuff avocado with shrimp. Every ingredients were fresh.I loved the atmosphere of this little restaurant. We are going back very soon .
We waited 2 hours for our food (not an exaggeration, literally 2 hours) We were seated right away and our server was nice. They have what looks like a house 4 top stove and for serving a full house we didn't see our food till hours later. Once it was served, some of the food was hot and some freezing cold. That's just gross
I was really looking forward to eating at Qusqo. My last experience was incredible-+5 stars for food, ambiance and service. So I decided to take my date there and was so sorely disappointed. They were understaffed, with 1 server seating, bussing and bartending. But she was lively and sweet. The bad part was the food! The presentation and taste were subpar :( It makes me sad because LA needs quality Peruvian food. I wish they would ensure quality control with their food.
Nice little cozy place, with great food. Also inexpensive. Get a pitcher of sangria and the lomo saltado and you'll be happy.
It was a relaxed place and welcoming. The evening we went was a joint event with a group of people taking an art class, so we ended up most of the night being the only ones there--which was perfect although we had to accommodate their noise. The place is small and cozy and the food was good. I don't know enough about Peruvian food to comment knowledgeably but we thought it was delicious. We asked the waiter for recommendations and he was able to steer us to some nice preparations. Some dishes were served room temperature and we don't know if that's typical or not. The service was a bit forgetful but generally adequate and friendly.
Great food and great service. I'll be back!
Food was OK but not authentic Peruvian.
Waiter was nice. Will not go back.
Cooking hot peppers in the kitchen to the point we were coughing and sneezing.
Any way. I'm sure there are millennials with a taste for vegan, gluten free cuisine that will love this place. But if you have been to Peru don't expect "authentic" food here
Best ceviche in the states. I'm Peruvia, and lomo was so good.
Joint was empty on a Friday night, should have been a sign. Our waiter was flustered though only a few tables were sat. Took a while to get a menu, water, bread, then waiter proceeded to forget bits we ordered (never got our drinks, asked us if we wanted to see the dessert menu when it was obvious he forgot to put in for our entrees). Food was mediocre, at best. Small, chewy, calimari, and lomo saltado that deperately needed salt--of course, there was no salt at the table nor was any given.
The food was absolutely delicious, fresh and authentic. I will definitely come back soon, especially sangria drinks.
I ordered a Ceviche with a stuffed avocado with grilled vegetables on it. The fish was really fresh. I hate it when Ceviche tastes too fishy so I was really nerves ordering this dish here. Qusqo's Ceviche was perfection it self. It had no fishy smell and was really fresh. Their avocado stuffed with Quinoa salad and grilled vegetables. If anyone vegan this is a perfect dish for them. I liked the waiter to. He was very friendly. Over all, my friend and I had a great experience here. I m definitely coming back for trying other dishes of theirs.
There was on couple when I arrived early. It's kind of down and out looking, nothing like expected. We repeatedly requested that the music with a hard bass be turned down, but if it was, we never noticed. The food is inexpensive to match the fact that the food is bad. Two of my friends had the seafood paella which was dry as dust. They requested some sauce, and were given two lime quarters. Fortunately, they didn't charge our group. My fish was okay only with tough seafood on top.
I definitely would never go there again.
Restaurant committed to serving family style (no reflection on website), blaming small kitchen, even if diners order individually. As such, orders come out helter-skelter and you can't really "wait for everyone to be served" to eat. Regardless, the dishes served were not even that flavorful.
Qusqo Bistro and Gallery does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Qusqo Bistro and Gallery is rated 3.7 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.