a wonderful start to traditional peruvian cuisine. sliced boiled potatoes covered in a delectable creamy cheese sauce.
Ceviche De Pescado
the national dish of peru made with the freshest fish briefly marinated in leche de tigre served with sweet potato and andean corn.
the national dish of peru made with the freshest shrimp, calamari, octopus, and fish briefly marinated in leche de tigre served with sweet potatoes and andean corn.
traditionally served as marinated beef heart brochettes other options include fish, chicken, and shrimp served with grilled potatoes and salsa de huacatay.
Causa Rellena a la Limena
the peruvian version of stuffed mashed potatoes. two layers of a lightly spicy mashed potato sandwich the delicious chicken salad filling topped with bits of red and green peppers along with avocado slices.
a lightly spicy peruvian tamale filled with chicken or pork and wrapped in a banana leaf.
a sweet treat that mama will let you have before dinner. these baby plantains are fried to a crispy delight lightly served with a spicy coconut sauce.
Chicharron De Calamari o Pollo
fried calamari or chicken served with a peruvian tartar sauce and salsa criolla.
A large portion of deep-fried mixed seafood including calamari, shrimp, octopus, and mussels served over a golden-battered whole filet of fish accompanied with Salsa Criolla and Peruvian style tartar sauce/
Chupe De Camarones
an exquisite peruvian shrimp chowder made with vegetables, fresh cheese, and a touch of yellow pepper.
Sopa A La Criolla
creole soup made with a creamy blend of beef and angel hair pasta soup.
A seafood stew of Ocean fish and shellfish seasoned with aji panca, aji amarillo, and a little Pisco, the Peruvian grape brandy
Aguadito de Pollo
Chicken and rice soup stirred in a Cilantro, Beer, and Aji Amarillo broth
Strawberry Fields Salad
feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, candied pecans, mixed greens, dried cranberries, arugula, spinach, and our own strawberry and cranberry dressing.
Ensalada Julio Cesar
caesar salad made with tossed romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, and our home-made caesar dressing.
avocado, mixed greens, cucumber, fresh cheese, corn, tomatoes, and our own house vinaigrette.
A grilled filet of chicken breast seasoned with Peruvian spices and served on top of a chilled corn salad and papitas doradas
An 8 oz. Charbroiled Rib Eye Steak served over mixed greens, grilled bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, and balsamic vinaigrette
Aji De Gallina
Shredded chicken cooked in a creamy aji amarillo and walnut sauce served with white or brown rice.
A stir-fry of onions, tomatoes, French fries, and your choice of meat sauteed in soy sauce saved with a side of white Rice
Fettuccine sauteed with onions, tomatoes, soy sauce, and your choice of meat
Peruvian style fried rice garnished with Wonton strips
a nourishing potato, butternut squash, milk, and fresh cheese stew filled with plenty of nutrients and heartwarming taste. served with white or brown rice.
tofu mixed with vegetables and stewed in a creamy rocoto and red wine sauce served with white or brown rice.
a delicious mix of tofu, onions, tomatoes, and french fries sauteed in a peruvian sauce served with white or brown rice.
Chaufa De Tofu
peruvian fried rice made with tofu and mixed vegetables.
Tallarin Saltado de Tofu
Pasta Fettuccine sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and tofu in soy sauce
Steaks and Meats
a grilled rib-eye steak seasoned to mamas taste and served with grilled eggplant, zucchini, red bell peppers, and mushrooms along with ensalada rusa, a peruvian red herring salad.
a tender cut of 12 oz rib eye steak topped with a rich sauce of onions, tomatoes, and vinaigrette served with white or brown rice.
Tallarin Verde con Rib-Eye Steak
A charbroiled 12 oz. Rib-Eye steak served with Fettuccine blended in a creamy mix of Basil, Spinach, and Walnut Pesto Sauce
Bistec a lo Pobe
A charbroiled 12 oz Rib-Eye steak served with French fries, fried plantains, and white rice, topped with an over easy fried egg
Tender pulled pork slices roasted and simmered in a red cooking wine and exotic Aji anca sauce served with mashed yams or garlic mashed potatoes
Seco de Cordero
Vraised lamb simmered in a cilantro and black beer sauce served with a side of white rice, canario beans, and Salsa Criolla
Fish and Seafood
Arroz Con Mariscos
peruvian paella made with calamari, octopus, shrimp, and mussels.
Picante De Mariscos o Camarones
mixed seafood or shrimp cooked in a creamy rocoto and wine sauce served with white or brown rice.
Pescado a la Plancha
Grilled Fillet of Sole topped with a light cherry tomato and soy sauce broth served with a side of garlic mashed potatoes
Pescado a lo Macho
Golden battered fillet of Sole topped with a creamy and lightly spicy mixed seafood stew served with white rice
A moist grilled fillet of Sole accompanied with quinoa-risotto and a bed of garlic spinach
Pescado a la Chorillana
Golden battered Sole fish topped with an onion and tomato jus served with papita doradas and white or brown rice.
Rocoto Shrimp Linguini
Lightly spicy shrimp and scallops Linguini in a Rocoto-cream pink sauce
Pollo a la Huancaina
Chicken fettuccine tossed with peas and carrots simmered in lightly spicy and cheesy Aji Amarillo sauce
White Rice, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Canario Beans, Lentils
Ensalada Rusa, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Mashed Yams, Steamed Begetables, Small Order of plantains or yucca
Choza Mama is a family-owned and operated Peruvian style Restaurant, currently with two locations serving the cities of Pasadena and Burbank and all of its surrounding communities. In its short existence, we have been pleasantly surprised with our customer's enthusiastic response, and with its already increased popularity and recognition among a diverse and loyal clientele that extends as far as Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
Being of Peruvian descent, we share a passion for great food and hospitality that is a typical caracteristic of the Peruvian culture, and we constantly strive to offer you the highest quality of service, as well as the best of fresh and native ingredients in the preparation of our traditional dishes.