Archie Mercadito Gourmet is a superb and proud Peruvian place in Aspen Hill, Silver Spring, MD, but no matter how much you will love it, it is anything but easy to find! The elusive gem lies inside Lotte Plaza Market grocery with almost no outside signs pointing the way and it’s a real shame! All of the dishes here come in hearty portions and are simply delicious! They have ceviche and it even comes with fried calamari to boot! Arroz chaufa and con pollo are a real treat too! You really can’t go wrong with any dish, but as per any Peruvian restaurant, I will always recommend trying the ceviche unless otherwise stated. I highly recommend questing to discover this hidden gem and enjoy their awesome fresh food!
And after the shoot, the owner shared everything with all the patrons and bystanders present equally. I got my share of everything, but it was great to have more bellies get in on this feast!