Peruvian Steak Sandwich — Mendocino Farms, Los Angeles

2014-12-06 13.48.12

I like a good steak sandwich, but I especially like one that isn’t just steak and cheese. The Peruvian steak sandwich at Mendocino Farms couldn’t be farther from such a thing. It’s steak marinated with aji amarillo chili peppers, Oaxaca cheese, herb aioli, red onions, tomatoes, and shredded romaine on a torta bun. Overall this was delicious buy the aji amarillo peppers packed quite a punch, a heat that drowned out other elements of the sandwich, notably the herbs in the herb aioli. Still a tasty sandwich, but it seems as if this almost-but-not-quite-spectacular sandwich is becoming a hallmark of Mendocino Farms. That’s a pity, but it does give an enthusiast good reason to keep giving them a chance.