Jalea Brings Peruvian Flair to St. Charles’ Main Street [PHOTOS]

Jalea brings a spectacular cevicheria experience to Main Street in St. Charles.

Read Cheryl Baehr's review: "Jalea Dazzles with Traditional Peruvian Cuisine in St. Charles"
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Arroz con mariscos (rice and seafood) with aji panca, garlic rice, shrimp, littleneck clams, pei mussels, peas, cilantro, rocoto and lime.
Mabel Suen
Arroz con mariscos (rice and seafood) with aji panca, garlic rice, shrimp, littleneck clams, pei mussels, peas, cilantro, rocoto and lime.
A selection of items from Jalea (clockwise from top left): mussels and clams "a la Chalaca," whole fish and beluga lentils, arroz con mariscos and tiradito mahi mahi.
Mabel Suen
A selection of items from Jalea (clockwise from top left): mussels and clams "a la Chalaca," whole fish and beluga lentils, arroz con mariscos and tiradito mahi mahi.
Whole fish featuring fried seabass, garlic rice, fennel slaw, salsa criolla, avocado, lime and chimichurri.
Mabel Suen
Whole fish featuring fried seabass, garlic rice, fennel slaw, salsa criolla, avocado, lime and chimichurri.
Tiradito mahi mahi.
Mabel Suen
Tiradito mahi mahi.
Mussels and clams "a la Chalaca."
Mabel Suen
Mussels and clams "a la Chalaca."
Beautifully presented.
Mabel Suen
Beautifully presented.
A close-up.
Mabel Suen
A close-up.
Whole fish featuring fried seabass, beluga lentils, garlic rice, fennel slaw, salsa criolla, avocado, lime and chimichurri.
Mabel Suen
Whole fish featuring fried seabass, beluga lentils, garlic rice, fennel slaw, salsa criolla, avocado, lime and chimichurri.
The dining room.
Mabel Suen
The dining room.
Classic brick and wood.
Mabel Suen
Classic brick and wood.