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  • Colca serves really great Peruvian food in a fantastic location. It is located in the newish large restaurant/bar compound between Hengshan Rd. and Yongjia Rd in the heart of the old Xuhui district.

    The whole compound is done very nicely and there are probably a dozen different restaurants, bars and cafés that all look inviting. The decorations are modern and trendy.

    What surprised me most was the proportions are really large. I had a two course lunch and I think it could have been split between two people. The Papa Rellena was great as a starter. It was basically a tasty beef filling wrapped in a mashed potato ball and then fried to a golden perfection. It was the starter, but could have been satisfying in itself for lunch.

    For the second dish I ordered the Cod Fish on Josper. It looked really nice on a triangular plate and you could taste the smokiness from the Josper. The dishwashers here probably don’t need to work too hard as we left our plates completely clean.

    At 110 RMB for the two courses with a coffee or tea which is a pretty good deal for this level of quality.

    The only downside is that it’s not stroller friendly as it’s on the second floor with no elevator

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