Peru times Two
If you have ever tried Peru’s local alcoholic creation Pisco, you have probably discovered how challenging making cocktails can be with the brand. Personally, we have never been able to create a cocktail that flows tastefully with the alcohol content. With the second location of Tito’s Ceviche and Pisco restaurant now open on St. Charles Avenue, the mixologists have nailed the creative cocktail using their native product.
The St Charles Avenue location is the second for Tito’s with the first being tucked away on Magazine Street. Locals will remember this location as the St. Charles Tavern which was a diner style restaurant with late night hours. The only resemblance to the old establishment is the chopped tile floor which has been cleaned and polished thank goodness. The main dining room features a large bar taking over half of the restaurant, and spacious, comfortable, table seating defining the balance of the space.
We settled in for lunch and of course the large windows allow a great view of St. Charles Avenue and the passing streetcar line. There is a large selection of menu items ranging from appetizers to well-proportioned entrees making it very easy to share with the table. The Cocktail menu is large and full of variety. Each drink comes with beautiful, floral garnishments so you tend to stare at it for a bit before imbibing.
Both food and drink are delicious and fresh. Our only concern overall was the price. The menu pricing seems more designed for tourists than locals who frequent establishments; however, the great staff and incredible tastes balance that simple drawback.
Tito’s Ceviche and Pisco
1433 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130