SaxSay Cafe: Peruvian Deli in Tamarac Moves to Bigger Location, Changes Name
With the name derived from the Quechua -- the dialect of the remaining Inca in Peru --
term for "to eat and be satisfied," the menu consists of hearty and well-portioned options ranging from ceviche ($11.99) to traditional beef dishes like lomo saltado ($15.49) with onions, tomatoes, and French fries in a soy-based sauce to classics like aji de gallina ($11.49), a chicken dish made with the famous yellow Peruvian chilies.
"We want to keep the prices more affordable," said Pinglo. "We have people that come every day for lunch, especially from offices."
To keep the office workers coming in, the spot offers a special lunch menu full of hearty lunch items for less than $10 on Monday through Friday. Items include traditional dishes like the tallarin verde and carne ($9.75), a pasta with steak and a green sauce somewhat similar to pesto; jalea mixta ($9.75), a mixed seafood dish similar to paella; and fish ceviche ($8.50).
While the restaurant has been picking up with its old customers, Salini and Pinglo would love to see more Peruvian food novices.
"We would love to see more Americans come in to try our food," said Pinglo. "We live in your country; we want to share our culture and our different kinds of food with you, especially our home-style food."
SaxSay Cafe is located at 8425 W. Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac. Call 954-532-1245, or visit facebook.com/Saxsay.Peruvian.Cusine.
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