Located in the heart of Silver Lake, the Peruvian restaurant is about to turn one (it was opened in late 2021). Causita is slang in Peru for “best friends”, and it represents the mix of tradition between Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. The chef Ricardo Zarate “marries the bright vibrant flavors of Peru with the umami and refined culinary styles of Japan”. Let us tell you a little bit more about the restaurant.
Where to Go
The restaurant can be found open at 3709 Sunset Blvd. from 6 until 10 during the week and from 5 to 10:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Even though the vibe of the place is not too formal, the customers can enjoy the outdoor patio by eating some scallops during sunset.
The menu is divided into four different sections. Abre Bocas and dinner and a drink and a wine list. The “abre-bocas”, which is Spanish for mouth opener, is served during the week from 6 to 7, and lets you order chocolatas clams (not to be confused with chocolate!), nigiri, crispy prawns or “pan con chicharron”, among others.
The rest of the menu is dominated by small dishes, with ceviches and tiraditos, octopus, and crispy rise as the most required plates.
And What About the Drinks?
In Causita, Silver Lake, not everything is about food. They also have sixteen different options of cocktails to offer. Probably the most popular amongst them is the prickly pear, with carved pisco torontel tequila, opuntia, prickly pear, grapefruit, falernum, benedictine, and tonic. This drink is limited to only 2 per guest.
Trust us: If you go to Causita, you will not regret it.