The Boulevard Cafe is a popular Annex hangout and is known just as much for its romantic little alcove with an upstairs fireplace as it is for its shaky tables on the crowded patio. But that is what's charming about it. It is one of the few flavorful finds in the city that offer authentic Peruvian cuisine, a fusion of African, Spanish and Incan flavors.
The Parihuela is popular, a spicy seafood stew with monkfish, clams, mussels, tomatoes, cilantro and wine; as is the rack of lamb, served with spicy zucchini and eggplant and garlic mashed sweet potatoes. And the ceviche - well... need I say more?
There's often a fair wait to sit on the canopied patio, but management will do anything to make your wait comfortable, including offering you some free cornbread or a sip of homemade Sangria.