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“Great food, great service, not the nicest area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taste of Peru

Taste of Peru
6545 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL (Rogers Park)
773-381-4540
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Ranked #446 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Neighborhood: Rogers Park
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, not the nicest area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Yum! a little dumpy but great food and awesome service. Really enjoyed the live music too. The area is a little off, so beware, but the easy parking is a bonus

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Taste of Peru in Chicago!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My wife were in the near north side of Chicago Saturday and stopped in for a late lunch at this Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives pick, A Taste of Peru. What a nice surprise as the service and food were outstanding. We tried the “Guy Fieri Combo” a sampler for two which included all of the dishes Guy tried when he taped the show: Inca Cola-Made with chamomile, Anticuchos de Carney y Pollo – shish kebobs- one with chicken and one with steak (yummy), Corn Peruvian style Tamalas with sweet onions…terrific, Lomo Saltado…the main dish…Sautéed rib eye in strips cooked with tomatoes and onions, French Fries and Rice….weird combo, but what a great taste. The fries were vinegar’ie and made for an interesting mixture of tastes and textures. And last Alfajor, a Peruvian Carmel cookie with powdered sugar. My, my, if anywhere near the 6500 block of N. Clark you gotta give yourself a treat by having a meal here. As a side note, while we decided to go with the “Guy Combo”, the menu was the most interesting I have seen with lots of dishes, and a nice small photograph of each.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Orgasmic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I have been to the Taste of Peru several times I always get more food then I can eat and it's always delicious. The owers are very curtious and concernd that your dining experience is the best it could be & he spins tops too....... The Civiche is Orgasmic and the Steak with fries is off the chart "Lomo Sataldo" Not sure on the Spelling. I have also had the soupa De Viagra and it has more seafood in it then the sea. There are like 4 different types of oysters, mussles, shrimp, crab, & lobster, They also have a potato that is stuffed with meat, walnuts & raisins. The best part is that is BYOB so your only paying for your food. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious, cheap and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great BYOB restaurant. We went after seeing this restaurant profiled on Food Network, and were not disappointed. Never been to Peru, so I can't say whether the food is authentic, but it was quite tasty. Very large menu can be daunting, but the staff offers some good recommendations. Tamale and the Arroz con Pollo were both memorably great. The BYO means you can enjoy your favorite wines/beers and keep the dinner tab quite low. We way over-ordered (the entree portions are huge) and still paid less than $40 per couple for dinner. The decor and location are both weak-points (know you are getting a VERY casual atmosphere) but in some ways add to the charm and ambiance. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Georgia
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Saw this one under the "Diner, Drive-in & Dive" for Chicago. The neighborhood is run down so i guess it would be classified as a dive, BUT the food was great. The tamale are super. The Arroz con Mariscos (Paella) was full of seafood. The "Guy" special combo meal was enough food for two people. Take the time to check out the web site and take the journey to the Taste of Peru for dinner.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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