Casa de Carmen
I think most of us that have been in Okinawa for a while know about a few Peruvian restaurants like the famous TitiCaca. Well, a few days ago while scrolling down my facebook newsfeed, I noticed a picture of a new Peruvian restaurant that my friend had posted. Since I’m from Ecuador and love Latin food, I knew I had to go try it!
Casa de Carmen opened in December 2012 in Mihama. It’s a pretty small but cozy place with cute decor and pictures from Peru.
The server was Peruvian and so was the cook; they were very welcoming and spoke both Spanish and English.
Their menu is also in Spanish, English and Japanese. A few pictures of other items are displayed in the windows outside so you can take a look at them before going in.
We ordered Tallarin verde, which is spaghetti with basil sauce and your choice of pork or chicken. We also ordered Milanesa de pollo, which is breaded chicken with rice and french fries. To drink I ordered chicha morada. Before we got our orders the server brought us some corn to snack on and two kinds of aji, or homemade hot sauces.
Our drinks came shortly afterwards with soup (which we didn’t know was included).
A few minutes after we finished our soup, our dinner came! My husband’s breaded chicken was BIG and looked delicious; so was my spaghetti and pork.
Right after finishing our food the server came back with hot chamomile tea - perfect after a big meal!
We really liked the food and the prices were reasonable. There is Latin music playing that makes you want to dance!
Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
Directions: Casa de Carmen is on Plaza AF in American Village. At the entrance of the big parking lot past the Mihama 7plex theater (where you would park if you are going to Kami’s sushi) there is a small food truck on the left. Make a left after the truck and Casa de Carmen is at the end of that Plaza. Red and white colors like the Peruvian Flag.