I’m going to take the surprise out of this review and let you know that my vote for Picca has always been “Go again and again”.
And I have.
And usually with a taxi, given the deliciousness and wide range of cocktails made only with Peruvian liquors. (You’d be surprised how strong pisco is.)
The delight in Picca is when you go “again and again” and take someone who is tasting this delightful hotspot’s food for the first time. Like a pro, I know to order the Black Cod Anticucho (even though I have no idea what anticucho means), and the Chicharron de Pollo (fried chicken nuggets!), and then I look all smart when my good friend looks across the table with a smile. Little does she know that I only know what to order because this restaurant’s staff are just as helpful and friendly as any in town. Conversation makes a meal, and the conversation certainly was the best part of Tuesday night’s dinner, but it certainly helped that Picca’s small plates are universally delicious the perfect complement to a fantastic dinner with a good friend.
Craig’s Rating: Go Again and Again and Again
9575 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles (310)277-0133
Open Every Day: 6p-11p