I don't know if I have ever had Peruvian food before?? Last Monday night was filled with many anxious Kirklanders that were curious to experience the much-anticipated opening of Wyraqocha. It's a cozy, crisp and colorful dining room with an open kitchen nestled right on Central Way. We were greeted by Cyndy, one of the owners, whose warmth and kindness is tangible. After she sat us, my 11 year old whispered to me, " I really LIKE her." Then I had to explain how she's an east coaster like her mom ;-).
I ordered a Pisco Sour which is a delicious South American cocktail. It's on the sweeter side, like me... N-O-T. So I might classify this as a chick drink, but very good nonetheless. As for food, we tried tastes of many things- an advantage to bringing the whole family! We nibbled on tequenos (fried cheese/avocado puree), ceviche (a generous portion on the halibut), lomo saltado (beef stir fry), Classic Causa (beautiful stack of whipped potato, crab, avocado, tomato and egg). Everything was a fusion of flavors- mild but tasty. The kids also loved everything we ordered (no kids menu) and we practically had to restrain them from eating everything in sight before we had a chance to try.
We were seated near the open kitchen, and it was entertaining to watch the flames erupt into the air as the cooks hustled to get food orders out. Still working out the kinks of newness, the timing will get better. The staff was all super friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is one that makes you want to hang around. Our family had a lot of fun together that evening experiencing a new place and different tastes. I'd recommend you try this new addition to Kirkland too! They are still figuring out their hours so may give a jingle first. Reservations for parties of 6+ only. Dinner only right now. 425-602-7397 ~j