Restaurant: Sabor Peruano

Address: 1578 Irving St. Rahway,NJ 07065

Food:  Peruvian

Price:  Average

Portions:  Big

Taste:  Pretty Good

Service:  Not Great

Atmosphere: Sabor Peruano is a Peruvian restaurant in Rahway across from Union County College.  It’s kind of a college place, but it’s also kind of a hole-in-the-wall.  I didn’t know what to order and the waitress did not explain anything on the menus.  She brought two sauces to the table that weren’t labeled.  One red and one green.  My nephew was with me and we had just finished going to Rah Con.

He ordered a stir fry with shrimp, I got a steak, egg, rice, French Fry and plantain platter.  Both dishes were heaps of stuff.  My steak was delicious, so I tried the red sauce.  All heat and no flavor.  The green sauce, which I though maybe had cilantro, had zero taste.  The meat was good on it’s own.  My egg was cooked all the way through.  I’m not sure if that was the plan.  That was okay, as was the rice.  The French Fries were good, but I had no ketchup and they were under the meat along with the sweet plantains.  Filling, but a weird meal.

I tried my nephew’s rice and that was good.  It was basically fried rice you might get in a Chinese place, with a slightly different flavor.  Overall, I’m glad we stopped.  I think if I went again, I would demand more answers from my waitress before I ordered.  I guess I was just too tired.  Also, their beverage selection was all bottles and cans or water.  Not great.

I give the Sabor Peruano 7 out of 10 keggers.  Worth a stop now that you have this info.  The moral of this review, ask questions!