I'm not from Peru, but my stepmother is and she makes such wonderfully delicious dishes. I fell in love with the cuisine in her kitchen and have tried making a few dishes myself. Because I don't get to eat in her kitchen all that often (I live 2 hrs away), I search for comparable restaurants around the Bay Area.
I was happy to hear from a friend that a new Peruvian restaurant opened and according to her, it rivaled my stepmother's cooking. I finally went with some friends to try it out and everything we ordered was delicious.
We started off with Papa a la Huancaina (potato w/ peruvian chili sauce), then we each ordered a different entree so we can share & taste several dishes. The Ceviche de Pescado (lime-marinated white fish) was refreshing and had a bit of a kick to it, but was delicious just the same. The Lomo Saltado (strip steak cooked w/ french fries, tomatoes & onion), one of their more popular dishes, was great and their Chaufa de Mariscos was to die for.
They were all very generous portions, so be prepared to take some home for lunch the following day.
The prices were reasonable, and our server was pleasant - I think he was one of the owners - and very attentive.
I have and will continue to go back.