Thursday, March 5, 2015
Lima Mia (Santiago, Chile)
Av Andres Bello 2447, DPTO 5525, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
I find this fast food restaurant in the enormous food court of an upscale shopping mall in Providencia, Santiago. The food court is full of American fast food chains and their Chilean copies (which make everything “Italian”, i.e. tomato, mayo, and avocado). Lima Mia looks a bit different. They serve a Peruvian twist on American fast food. Various sandwiches with meats or fish and sides of fries or rice.
I order the Pollada Casera sandwich and make it a meal with fries and a small drink (Ps 6090 / ca. $10). As every other place in Chile, they are very slow. It takes a good 15 minutes before my food is ready, but the chicken is freshly pan-fried and my fries are also resh. The sandwich is on a big soft bun (bit dry), the chicken is thin but very tasty, and covered in a salty but flavorsome sauce and crispy onion strips. The fries are prefab but crispy and pretty tasty.
Lima Mia is definitely one of the best food court restaurants I have ever eaten at, although also one of the more expensive. It offers fairly fresh American (not so) fast food with a Peruvian twist.