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“Inka Mama's deliciousness” 5 of 5 stars
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Inka Mamas
26676 Portola Pkwy, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610-1764
949-951-6262
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Lake Forest, California
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“Inka Mama's deliciousness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Great food and good service! I reccomend the spinach empanadas.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Anaheim, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Inka Mama’s brings Peruvian cuisine to Foothill Ranch, CA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Bistec Apanado is pounded top sirloin steak covered in garlic, lightly breaded, pan-fried, and served with salad and rice. It’s the Peruvian version of the country-fried steak or steak Milanese. The steak was tender, juicy and infused with just the right amount of aromatic garlic flavor. The light bread coating gave it a beautiful caramel brown finish and absorbed some of the steak juices as a bonus. The rice was fluffy and a hefty portion at that. The salad was fresh and crisp. Their vinaigrette is reminiscent of a red wine vinegar and oil mix, tangy but not overwhelming. Thumbs up, way up!

Cabrito Norteno is lamb stewed with minced onions, cilantro, Inka wine, and served with rice, white beans and sarza criolla. The tender lamb was cooked to perfection. The rice was a perfect side, a delicious way to get every last drop of the precious sauce. Add some of the sarza criolla (Peruvian salsa) to the white beans to kick it up a notch! This is a perfectly executed dish from beginning to end – almost licked the plate clean. Thumbs up, way up!

Jalea is lightly floured fresh fish, shrimp, and calamari deep-fried, topped with sarza criolla, and served with yucca and potatoes. They are not kidding when they say, “Share a Meal!” on this entrée. It is HUGE! Every piece of seafood is fried to perfection – fish was tender and juicy, shrimp was crisp and sweet, and calamari was tender. No rubbery seafood here! The sarza criolla enhances every bit of seafood and gives it a little citrus zing. I’m not a big “citrus on seafood” person, but this did not overpower the delicate flavors of this dish. You’ll love the fried corn kernel topping! It’s like a cross between popcorn and a corn nut. I was able to eat a third of this dish and had plenty of leftovers for the next day. Thumbs up, way up!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Orange County
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Like home cooking if you lived in Peru”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Family owned and run, it's great food and great service. I love to eat here once a week.

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Orange, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Inka Mamas ROCKs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Get the Fried rice,it's called something else, but they will know what you want........soooooooooo GOOD

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Really good and very different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This is not Mexican food. This is not Spanish food. Its probably unlike anything most SoCal residents have ever had...and its very good! I've taken numerous friends and co-workers to their restaurants (they have a few locations now) and everyone has always enjoyed their food and commented on how it was different from what they expected. Definitely worth trying and if you go once, I suspect you'll be back!

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