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“Great place off the usual track”
Review of New World Cafe

New World Cafe
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Ranked #34 of 186 Restaurants in Burlingame
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Looking for dinner after picking up our son at SFO we spied the New World reviews and thought its minutes from the airport location would suit us very well. Upon arriving at this industrial looking building we feared to walk in -- we had to pass an active import-export office busy with phones and packages to reach the Cafe. Persevering, however, we entered the airy room decorated with large colorful oil paintings and abundant bunches of fresh flowers such as yellow roses. Our attentive server Maria helped us choose from the appealing Peruvian style list of food. We ordered a New World salad that was beautifully composed of cold green beans, potatoes, tomatoes and a few greens with a really tasty house made dressing. Also we tried a quinoa cake appetizer that was marvelously savory in an excellent sauce with a meaty sort of mushroom garnish. Our entrees were the lomo saltado: strips of steak and onions over potato fries covered with a modest amount of a reduction sauce; also the scampi shrimp and mignon offering: excellent large sized prawns with tender beef and mushrooms with a generous amount of skillfully made sauce. After all this delicious food, we did take Maria's advice and order a Peruvian specialty lucuma ice cream, made by the chef. We learned lucuma are a sort of large globe fruit with a big pit, a green skin, and a pale orange interior. We really liked the not very sweet light pumpkin color ice cream made from it; son said it reminded him of red bean ice creams he has had in Chinese eateries. Overall we really liked this quiet (when we visited) restaurant and applaud the chef's dedication to excellent ingredients and preparation with an authenticly Peruvian slant.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Another Trip Advisor classic. Without a recommendation, you'd never find this place. I had Peruvian specials after speaking with the chef. He led me to a chicken, rice and pea soup. I needed to pick some bones out of the chicken - which I think is a great mark of a real soup. Then, I had the spicy whitefish ceviche. My mouth was on fire, but it was a good flavorful heat, not just hot peppers to see how hot they can be. Dinner wasn't cheap $30 including a Mexican Coca Cola and tip, but it was still a great value.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

The chef creates amazing dishes! The flavor combinations make for a pleased palate. Coffee and desserts are out of this world. I ate here twice one day. Reasonable prices for more satisfying food. And you can tell that the chef, Jorge, cooks with passion and a love for both his customers AND food. Hidden gem, well worth the visit. Skip the bland and the chain restaurants. Come and Experience for yourself. Breakfast or lunch, free wifi, personal service from the owner/chef.

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

total surprise. ..a hidden GEM ...great presentation. ...friendly chief. ...great taste in a modest location at bargain prices

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

What a surprise! Don't judge a book by its cover! We came here for breakfast and I had their coffee and the Spanish delight omelette. The food was amazing and worth the price. The owner was very pleasant and he recommended the homemade hot sauce, which was amazing. With everything being overpriced in California this place by far is an excellent choice! I'm planning on coming back for dinner!

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