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Peruvian Standby Las Canteras Is Closing March 18

The owners of the decade-old Adams Morgan restaurant have future dining ventures in mind

Las Canteras chef and co-owner Eddy Ancasi.
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Ceviche source Las Canteras is closing on Sunday, March 18 after a decade of serving Peruvian food in Adams Morgan.

Co-owners Eddy Ancasi and Gary Lee alerted fans of their imminent departure via social media, inviting supporters to come in for one last lunch or dinner before they turn off the lights for good. The homegrown restaurant developed a loyal following with traditional dishes including grilled beef heart, shredded chicken soaked in spicy chile sauce, and shrimp sauteed in garlic butter.

According to a release put out by a neighborhood group, the 11-year-old eatery has made over 91,000 pisco sours and upwards of 78,000 plates of citrus-splashed raw seafood dishes during its run at 2307 18th Street NW. Even so, Ancasi and Lee must feel like their work in the local culinary scene is not yet done; the pair mention hatching “new culinary endeavors” in the release, and urge food lovers to stay tuned for future updates by joining a new email list (