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Taste of Peru

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Rogers Park
Peruvian, South American
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6545 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626
773-381-4540
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Our favorite Peruvian restaurant in Michigan/Illinois/Wisconsin area

We lived in Lima for 15 years and our family is fond of Peruvian food. The restaurant is so typical of small family Peruvian restaurant. We went overboard - ordering Ceviche de Pescado, Empanada de Carne, Papa Rellena and Anticucho de Corazon de Res. For segundos we ordered Aji de Gallina, Lomo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidAndB54
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in Lima for 15 years and our family is fond of Peruvian food. The restaurant is so typical of small family Peruvian restaurant. We went overboard - ordering Ceviche de Pescado, Empanada de Carne, Papa Rellena and Anticucho de Corazon de Res. For segundos we ordered Aji de Gallina, Lomo Saltado, Jalea, Tallarines Verdes con Bistec, and Chupe... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

FANTASTIC FOOD! Large and flavorful servings. They have given me undercooked chicken on two different occasions, but the food is so good its worth the risk. Salmonella be damned.

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Thank Alyx R
Valparaiso, Indiana
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We discovered Taste of Peru from DDD. Since Peruvian food is the one ethnic dish we can agree on as a family we gave it a try. Overall, we think it's the best Peruvian food in the area! Every time we go it's Lomo Saltado or Saltado de Pollo, and maybe some Chaufa here and there. We would want to... More 

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Thank Jon N
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

What a wonderful surprise on in a strip mall next to a laundromat. This place was great and the people are super nice. I would have never ventured in however it was recommended and I will be back. VERY good food, wonderful Peruvian coffee and the waitress could not have been nicer. PLEASE try this place, you will be amazed.

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Thank Susan M
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have eaten at taste of peru on many many occasions and i have had the best of dining experience's with them. the food is always delicious and always hot or cold depending on which dish you ordered and unless he forgot to say good night i have never had the owner chase me anywhere that's just ridiculous. i say... More 

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1 Thank 97kristineb
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I am actually sitting in the restaurant while writing this. The food is amazing. Perfectly spiced, everything is delicious. The staff is sweet and friendly. I come here every single time we are in Chicago! LOVE IT!! Nothing beats Taste of Peru!!

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1 Thank Risa L
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great tasting food. The cilantro rice is wonderful. My wife ordered a peanut sauced chicken dish despite being warned it was thick. Kind of Thai but without the spice. I know the peanut is indigenous to South America but ,eh, not so good with roast chicken. My seafood with the cilantro rice was great. A table nearby ordered a tasty... More 

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1 Thank Brock M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I've traveled to Peru three times and even dated a Peruvian for a while, so I'm pretty well versed in the cuisine. Eating here takes me back to the good old days when I was young and running around in the Peru's sacred valley with some hippie friends. The food is very authentic. Papa rellena, ceviche, lomo saltado, chifa, it's... More 

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1 Thank RozeBud924
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Try anything in Walnut sauce...a large and well-rounded menu with seafood being particularly top-notch. Everyone I take here wants to go back. A true Chicago gem. Everyone should try it...

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1 Thank Sean T
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My husband's birthday wish every year is to take the entire family to Taste of Peru. We travel at least 1.25 hours to get there, but it is always worth it. Even our picky grandson loves it. The appetizers are our favorites: ceviche mixto, papa rellena, palta rellena and of course, the national dish of Peru - Lomo Saltado. Don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6545 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Rogers Park
  • Neighborhood: Rogers Park
  • Phone Number: 773-381-4540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?