Quinua Cocina Peruana, a new Peruvian restaurant in Petaluma has opened.

We went for a quick scouting trip this week to check out the menu (slightly unfair after being served a home-cooked Peruvian meal by local chef-instructor Olenka Orjeda this week) but ended up being very impressed.

cocina_peruana_petaluma_1Though Olenka’s warning of “no red peppers on real Peruvian ceviche” rang in my mind (there were red peppers on the ceviche), the mixed seafood ceviche at Quinua was a nice balance of pucker and brine with mussels, shrimp, white fish and squid.

Quinua Cocina Peruana has opened in Petaluma.

Quinua Cocina Peruana has opened in Petaluma.

We’ll be heading back with Olenka in tow soon, but meanwhile, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Thursday from 11:30a.m. to 3p.m. and 5-9p.m., on Friday and Saturday, dinner runs until 10p.m., and on Sat/Sun, the restaurant stays open all day, starting at 11:30a.m..

Closed Monday. 500 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma, 981-7359, quinuacocinaperuana.com.