The old Keenan House turned Melike has now become Aji Limo now that Melike has left for a larger space somewhere down the block. We went tonight for dinner and were pleased with the redecoration and our meal. Service was uneven but friendly and well intentioned. They are busy, which is a good thing.
I had the lomo saltado and my husband had tallarin with steak. My steak came seasoned really nicely, cooked perfectly, and in bite size pices with tomato and onion. It also came with fries and rice. The rice tasted sort of stale but I’m not a big rice person to begin with so I basically ignored it. The fries were great dipped in the side of aji sauce I asked for and the avocado salad was a refreshing counterpoint. The tallarin came dressed with a light less garlicky version of pesto and a paper thin steak also cooked perfectly. We rounded out the meal with churros (filled with bavarian cream) and an interesting ice cream I can’t remember the name of.
Overall an affordable and pleasant meal with unhurried service. They painted the walls in vibrant colors which makes it less dungeon like in the back. I don’t think they have their liquor license yet. We will definitely return.