Taste of Peru

★★★★★
  • 6545 N Clark St

    Chicago, IL 60626

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  • 773-381-4540

About Taste of Peru

Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 7:45 PM Tuesday 12:00 PM - 7:45 PM Wednesday 12:00 PM - 7:45 PM Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:45 PM Friday 12:00 PM - 7:45 PM Saturday 12:00 PM - 7:45 PM Sunday Closed

Food

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What a find! This place was fantastic. Awesome Peruvian Tomale and spectacular Chicken-Cilantro Soup. Very friendly staff. I will be back repeatedly. Kevin S.

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★★★★★

What a find! This place was fantastic. Awesome Peruvian Tomale and spectacular Chicken-Cilantro Soup. Very friendly staff. I will be back repeatedly. Kevin S.

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local family place BYOB restaurant. Great food and inexpensive.
Keep it going. Live Peruvian music on some days.

5
★★★★★

local family place BYOB restaurant. Great food and inexpensive.
Keep it going. Live Peruvian music on some days.

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I visited Chicago with my family and friend and we went to many restaurants, Iam Peruvian. I found this restaurant online and i thought it would be a very good restaurant because they have a very fancy and nice webpage but "The Ceviche"

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I visited Chicago with my family and friend and we went to many restaurants, Iam Peruvian. I found this restaurant online and i thought it would be a very good restaurant because they have a very fancy and nice webpage but "The Ceviche"

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I first came here a couple years back and thought the food was pretty good but it was such a far drive for me that i decided if I'm ever in the area then I'd be likely to swing by. Well three years later the place has gone through a bit of a transformation. The pictures and designs inside have doubled which gives the place a more comfy homey feeling. The people are friendly and the service is good. I've had many of there dishes recently and want to say they might have even switched chefs because the quality has improved. The anticuchos are huge and very tasty (heart kabob) the lomo saltado is probably there most popular dish (beef, fries, rice, onions and tomatoes) Ceviche, and more. I recommend this place to anyone. On the weekends it's nice because they have live music. O also BYOB.

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★★★★☆

I first came here a couple years back and thought the food was pretty good but it was such a far drive for me that i decided if I'm ever in the area then I'd be likely to swing by. Well three years later the place has gone through a bit of a transformation. The pictures and designs inside have doubled which gives the place a more comfy homey feeling. The people are friendly and the service is good. I've had many of there dishes recently and want to say they might have even switched chefs because the quality has improved. The anticuchos are huge and very tasty (heart kabob) the lomo saltado is probably there most popular dish (beef, fries, rice, onions and tomatoes) Ceviche, and more. I recommend this place to anyone. On the weekends it's nice because they have live music. O also BYOB.

Pros: Live music on Weekends

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I have been here several times with my family and fiance. I do love some of there dishes but there are a few things they should see to change: 1) Definetely the service, they only have one servicer and she's rude! 2) Parking is inconvinient 3) Location not appealing 4) Apperance of the restaurant poor. Yeah there are more cons then pros but that's the truth.

I love Peruvian food and my fiance is also Peruvian so instead of driving far to N. Clark he cooks and I must say his dishes are much better and authentic than taste of Peru. Maybe they need to improve a few things and they probably see the reviews change.

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★★★☆☆

I have been here several times with my family and fiance. I do love some of there dishes but there are a few things they should see to change: 1) Definetely the service, they only have one servicer and she's rude! 2) Parking is inconvinient 3) Location not appealing 4) Apperance of the restaurant poor. Yeah there are more cons then pros but that's the truth.

I love Peruvian food and my fiance is also Peruvian so instead of driving far to N. Clark he cooks and I must say his dishes are much better and authentic than taste of Peru. Maybe they need to improve a few things and they probably see the reviews change.

Pros: Some good dishes

Cons: Service, Parking, Location

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I've been a regular at Taste of Peru for a while now, and I love the festive atmosphere and authentic, lovingly made Peruvian food. All the appetizers are amazing, and the paella is a showstopper. There are always lots of families, and on weekend nights there's often live music. One thing you should know: service is very friendly, but it can be SLOW. Like, 2 hours slow. When you come here for dinner, you should be ready to sit back and take your time. I promise that they will bring you your food eventually, and that it will be well worth the wait! (And one time, when I had to wait an especially long time, my waiter followed me out to the parking lot to give me a complimentary homemade caramel for dessert.)

5
★★★★★

I've been a regular at Taste of Peru for a while now, and I love the festive atmosphere and authentic, lovingly made Peruvian food. All the appetizers are amazing, and the paella is a showstopper. There are always lots of families, and on weekend nights there's often live music. One thing you should know: service is very friendly, but it can be SLOW. Like, 2 hours slow. When you come here for dinner, you should be ready to sit back and take your time. I promise that they will bring you your food eventually, and that it will be well worth the wait! (And one time, when I had to wait an especially long time, my waiter followed me out to the parking lot to give me a complimentary homemade caramel for dessert.)

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I own this restaurant. Several versions of the review "A Bad taste of Peru" have appeared on several sites, different dates, different names. I feel the need to address these reviews as I feel they are false and I would hate for them to be taken at face value and someone may miss a good meal. My restaurant is a small storefront restaurant. They claim waiters hide from them. They must have been crouching under the table because there is no place in the room to hide. The service was slow but there were only 2 people in the restaurant on Saturday night. Since we were featured on Check, Please!, there has not been a Saturday night when we haven't been full. They claim the food was served cold. I know this to be false. We make every dish fresh. There is no place for it to sit. It is made, plated, and served very hot. You will notice there was no mention of anything they ordered. I would suggest any reader read all the reviews and note that my restuarant has been voted in the Chicago Reader top 100 restaurants, received a wonderful review on Check, Please! and the November 2007 Chicago Magazine listed our seafood paella as one of their top 124 best dishes.

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★★★★☆

I own this restaurant. Several versions of the review "A Bad taste of Peru" have appeared on several sites, different dates, different names. I feel the need to address these reviews as I feel they are false and I would hate for them to be taken at face value and someone may miss a good meal. My restaurant is a small storefront restaurant. They claim waiters hide from them. They must have been crouching under the table because there is no place in the room to hide. The service was slow but there were only 2 people in the restaurant on Saturday night. Since we were featured on Check, Please!, there has not been a Saturday night when we haven't been full. They claim the food was served cold. I know this to be false. We make every dish fresh. There is no place for it to sit. It is made, plated, and served very hot. You will notice there was no mention of anything they ordered. I would suggest any reader read all the reviews and note that my restuarant has been voted in the Chicago Reader top 100 restaurants, received a wonderful review on Check, Please! and the November 2007 Chicago Magazine listed our seafood paella as one of their top 124 best dishes.

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My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Taste of Peru. We had the papa relleno (delicious filling and a tangy onion salad that really complemented it well) followed by a tangy ceviche. For our entree, we had the steak and potatoes with cream cheese sauce (the steak was good but the potatoes were just OK -- a little too rich and not as flavorful as the appetizers). The flan we had for dessert was out of this world -- thick, creamy, very tasty. We would defnitely go back!

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Taste of Peru. We had the papa relleno (delicious filling and a tangy onion salad that really complemented it well) followed by a tangy ceviche. For our entree, we had the steak and potatoes with cream cheese sauce (the steak was good but the potatoes were just OK -- a little too rich and not as flavorful as the appetizers). The flan we had for dessert was out of this world -- thick, creamy, very tasty. We would defnitely go back!

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I highly recommend Taste of Peru. The empanadas were awesome and they have the best paella i've ever tasted! It's kind of a far drive for me but it is worth it. Great value!

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Taste of Peru. The empanadas were awesome and they have the best paella i've ever tasted! It's kind of a far drive for me but it is worth it. Great value!

Pros: Large Portions, BYOB, Parking Lot, live music, GREAT FOOD!

Cons: can be crowded, small space

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I was a little apprehensive since it is located in an interesting location, but I decided to try it anyway. I had a wonderful wonderful experience at Taste of Peru!! When we arrived it was completely packed with the exception of some reserved tables in the front. The host as well as the owner were eager to seat us at a reserved table so we didn't have to stand and wait. For an appetizer, I recommend the empanadas, they are fantastic!! The service was great, the prices were fair, and I will definitely be going back!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I was a little apprehensive since it is located in an interesting location, but I decided to try it anyway. I had a wonderful wonderful experience at Taste of Peru!! When we arrived it was completely packed with the exception of some reserved tables in the front. The host as well as the owner were eager to seat us at a reserved table so we didn't have to stand and wait. For an appetizer, I recommend the empanadas, they are fantastic!! The service was great, the prices were fair, and I will definitely be going back!!!!!

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Hands down, my favorite in chicago. Great service, great food, and entertainment on the weekends.

2
★★★★☆

Hands down, my favorite in chicago. Great service, great food, and entertainment on the weekends.

Pros: Food is awesome

Cons: Small

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Families and friends stop by this strip mall restaurant to sample generously portioned plates, which begin with ceviche, plus potatoes in fiery cream sauce. Frequented picks include paella that's perfect for sharing and…

 

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