Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11.
Far-north Peruvian restaurant with extensive menu of seafood and meat dishes.
My first visit to this Peruvian strip-mall storefront was enjoyable—and has set my expectations high for future trips. Of special note: it's BYO, ambience is spartan, service is sloooow, portions are huuuuge, and the neighborhood dinner rush seems to peak at 6 PM on Saturday. That said, the food is pleasant and a tremendous bargain—be prepared to take leftovers with you (or order one entree for two diners). We especially enjoyed the pollo en salsa de mani (chicken with Peruvian peanut sauce), the shrimp picante (served in a creamy, savory sauce), and the mixed ceviche. There was a superb jalapeño-chile-onion dipping sauce served with simple, tasty bread. Be sure to try an Inca Kola soft drink! A grocery store a few doors south on Clark that has a decent selection of wine and beer. There's live music every Tuesday and Wednesday and opera on the last Sunday of the month.
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