3833 Southwest Freeway
The owners of this place and Argentina Cafe on Sage have recently opened a new Peruvian-Argentinian place, Che Inka, on Memorial, in a former Los Cucos. My friend Lambowner checked it out and reported on it on Hungry Onion. When we checked out the website we learned this place is slated to become an Empanadas Factory. I stopped by today to check it out. It's still Peru Cafe Express and I saw no mention of an Empanadas Factory but there were signs in the window announcing this place is moving a few doors down to a larger space soon so I guess the Empanadas Factory is on hold until then.
I was very impressed with Argentina Cafe but had never checked this place out because it's mostly take-out and it's a little far from my home for that. Today I picked up a 'sauteed beef sandwich' - i.e., Pan Con Lomo Saltado, and a Peruvian pork tamal with salsa criolla.
The sandwich didn't fare so well; closed up in a clam-shell the bread lost any crustiness it had and the handful of potato chips included wilted as well.
I'll be looking forward to the new location for this place, where presumably there will be better accommodations for sit-down dining, and to the new Empanadas Factory.