Award-winning local restaurant to debut its largest restaurant yet at Amazon's new HQ2 campus
Peruvian Brothers, the award-winning Washington DC area food truck and restaurant, is excited to announce the opening of its newest location on the first floor of the sparkling Amazon HQ2 campus in National Landing.
The 2,000-square-foot restaurant space represents the largest and most exciting expansion yet for Peruvian native owners and brothers Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone. After moving to the Washington DC area as teenagers in the late 1990s, the dishes of their childhood in Peru became what they craved most; and nostalgia inspired them to launch their business in 2013.
Many of his signature dishes have been enjoyed at the White House, the State Department, the Capitol, the Pentagon and more. The spacious new location will allow Peruvian Brothers to offer its entire succulent menu, currently only for lunch service, including its fan-favorite empanadas and the Pan con Chicharrón sandwich (lightly fried pork loin served on a French bread on grilled sweet potato slices and topped with the signature Creole sauce).
Additionally, diners can expect new signature dishes and cocktails that pay homage to the coastal flavors of the brothers' Peruvian town. Menu highlights include:
Ceviche that perfectly balances the freshness of lemon, the freshness of seafood and the spicy touch of red peppers Lomo Saltado, a succulent meat stir-fry with tomato, onion and French fries Pisco Sour Slushies, the addictive frozen cocktail invented by Peruvian Brothers in its first location in Union Market's La Cosecha, as well as a full selection of local Peruvian beers, wines and spirits.
The new space will also include indoor and outdoor seating where guests can enjoy live music, mural art, and the community and festive spirit of Peru while enjoying their food. The mural was created by local artist Jeff Huntington @JAHRU as an interpretation of Peruvian photographer Elio Rouillon's landscape of La Punta, Peru – the Lanzone brothers' hometown. The mural also pays homage to Inti, the ancient Inca god of the sun.
At the bar, guests can admire a wooden model of the BAP Unión, an iconic ship used by the Peruvian Navy to enhance diplomacy and trade, hand-carved by brother Mario Lanzone.
“We are very honored and excited to bring a large part of our beloved Peru directly to Amazon's doorstep in Arlington,” said Giuseppe Lanzone. "After years perfecting our craft, we are excited to have a space large enough to share the full experience of our culture, heritage and tasty Peruvian cuisine with our community."
Peruvian Brothers will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner and brunch services will launch in the coming weeks.
The new location is on South Eads Street between 14th and 15th Streets South as part of Metropolitan Park, the initial two-tower, 2.2 million-square-foot phase of HQ2, slated to include more than 67,000 square feet of first-floor retail space. . For more information, visit the website or follow Peruvian Brothers on Facebook and Instagram.