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Taste of Peru

6545 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL (Rogers Park)
773-381-4540
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Ranked #789 of 8,265 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Neighborhood: Rogers Park
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Neighborhood: Rogers Park
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I decided to try this place since I was around Chicago. I ordered seco de carne which is a cilantro based beef stew with rice and beans and the food was very good. To me this is the best peruvian restaurant in Chicago. I tried Tanta, macchu picchu and another one that I dont remember the name and this one... More

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Emmaus
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379 reviews 379 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a small, family run place near the Rogers Park section of Chicago. The "Estofado de Pollo" (Chicken Stew) was one of the best things that I have ever eaten, with wonderful spices. My wife had the "Sudado de Filete de Pascado con Marisco" (steamed fish with squid, mussels, scallops and shrimp) which was also excellent. The atmosphere is... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Order up and share the dishes. There is a lot to try here and one visit is not going to do it. Great paella with a lot of variety of seafood in it. Great broasted chicken moist and tender. Don't be put off by its little strip mall appearance. This place is authentic and food is served up with pride.... More

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chicago, illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I've lived in Chicago for more than 20 years and in that time I've been to hundreds of restaurants. I don't know why I've missed this one. Perhaps it's because it's in a shopping strip that you'd pass by without a second glance. Perhaps it's because it's not a foodie neighborhood. We went with a dozen friends for a birthday... More

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New York, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I ate at this restaurant this past weekend. Good quality and freshness. Staff friendly. I had a "ceviche mixto", love it.. spicy but good. Prices within a budget. I recommend it.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband and daughter found this restaurant 4 years ago after moving her into her freshman dorm. He raved about ever since but we never got back there. So now my kid graduates and we ended up celebrating at Taste of Peru, and I am kicking myself for having missed the opportunity to eat there during our college visits. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

One of the best restaurants in the Rogers park neighborhood. In fact its one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I always go for the Lomo saltado. The ceviche for the price is outstanding, always tastes fresh. The owner is always about, real friendly guy. Just a great neighborhood restaurant that constantly delivers excellent

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Very nice little restaurant. The owner, Caesar and his daughter are charming and friendly people. The food is very good with some interesting flavors. I tried the rib-eye strips in a beer and vinegar broth. My date had the shrimp paella. She really liked the fried rice. It's BYOB, but don't dare bring Chilean pisco! I'm going back to try... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The food is awesome. The place is a hole-in-the-wall. Tiny, crowded, niosy. The service was okay. They really, really try very hard. The food is awesome. We had ceviche, tamale, the spicy shrimp, the garlic shrimp, chicken in a cilantro pesto, steak and onions. More food than we could eat for $20 per person, incluiding 20% tip. The food is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful hidden gem! Fantastic food, and the nicest owner. He explained the ingredients, where they came from, and gave lots of samples. We will be back very soon!

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