A Mineola eatery that is on its way to being professional, but consistently charming.

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The rotisserie chicken combo No. 2 comes with fried beans, rice and salad at El Encanto in Mineola.

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El Encanto, at 58 E. Old Country Rd. in Mineola, offers a warm welcome to Peruvian fare.

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El Encanto in Mineola offers a family-style, value-priced menu of Peruvian standards.

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In the ceviche de pescado, citrus-cured white fish is garnished with sweet potato, corn, red onion and seaweed at El Encanto in Mineola.

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Lomo saltado (sauteed beef with onions and tomatoes) comes with fries and rice at El Encanto in Mineola.

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A luxuriant, mild chili-cheese sauce naps slices of potato in a dish called papa al la Huancaina at El Encanto in Mineola.

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At El Encanto in Mineola, chickens slowly turn on the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling rotisserie.

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Owner Karina Castaneda, right, and her daughter, Alexa K. Zuniga, at their Peruvian-fare restaurant El Encanto in Mineola.

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